The dictionary of misinformation Author:Tom Burnam Set the record straight! — For example... — There is no such thing as a real aphrodisiac! — Milk is NOT "good for everybody"! — Sir Lancelot never even saw the Round Table! — India ink comes from China! — The Declaration of Independence wasn't signed July 4th! — Columbus didn't dicover America! — Adam and Eve had many more than two children! — Joan of Ar... more »c wasn't from France!
Bulls can't see red-- they're color-blind!
Get the real truths behind these and other common mistakes!
The genuine stories, not the myths! They can all be found in this one rare and remarkable book!
"ENOUGH TO KEEP THE CANNY READER COLLECTING BAR BETS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR" -Time Magazine« less
Here is a trivia book with a twist. Rather than a collection of obscure facts, this book is a collection of common fallacies. Give it a read. You may be stunned to discover that you have been wrong about something you have been very confident was right. For example: neither the United States Constitution nor the Declaration of Independence contains the statement that all men are created equal; India ink is from China, not India; a sardine is not a specific living fish - it is anything you get out of a sardine can (which will likely be young herring or pilchard).
The book is loosely organized by subject in chapters labeled A to Z. This allows you to find logical places at which to set the book aside between readings.