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The dictionary of misinformation
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 »
ISBN: 28962
Pages: 334
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Publisher: Ballantine
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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.