The Book of General Ignorance
- Publish Date: 2007-08-07
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: John Mitchinson;John Lloyd
Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller.
Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more,The Book of General Ignorance is a witty âgotchaâ compendium of how little we actually know about anything. Itâll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school.
Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Youâll be surprised at how much you donât know! Check out THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following:
How long can a chicken live without its head?
About two years.
What do chameleons do?
They donât change color to match the background. Never have; never will. Complete myth. Utter fabrication. Total Lie. They change color as a result of different emotional states.
How many legs does a centipede have?
Not a hundred.
How many toes has a two-toed sloth?
Itâs either six or eight.
Who was the first American president?
What were George Washingtonâs false teeth made from?
What was James Bondâs favorite drink?
Not the vodka martini.