Myths Busted!

Myths Busted!

Just When You Thought You Knew What You Knew

Book - 2013
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A collection of urban myths reveals how each has been disproved, sharing hundreds of facts about myth origins, their historical significance, and the ways they were investigated by scientific debunkers.
Publisher: ©2013
Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780545638791
9781451793666
9781426311031
1426311036
9781426311024
1426311028
Characteristics: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 17 x 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Cocotos, Tom Nick - Illustrator
Contents: Swallowing spiders
Eight more spider myths busted!
Earth's orbit
Pigs are filthy
Porcupines throw quills
Poinsettias are poisonous
Dog years
Five of the oldest-living animal species
Dinosaurs brought back to life
Women talk more than men
Acne goes away with age
Five-second rule
Seven things dirtier than your toilet
Eggs balance on end during equinox
bad-luck pennies
"Luke, I am your father"
Duck quacks don't echo
purple pool water
Bats are blind
Six more bat myths busted!
Lightning never strikes twice
Humans use 10% of their brains
Killer sharks
Ten things more likely to kill you than a shark
Full-moon behavior
George Washington's teeth
Five more weird facts about presidential bodies
Water drains opposite ways
Cats land on their feet
Your heart stops when you sneeze
Pop rocks and soda
Turkey makes you sleepy
Bird bellies explode if they eat rice
Hair and nails grow after death
The great wall of China
Six human-made things you can see from space
Pennies from the Empire State Building
Napoleon was short
Tilt your head back to stop a nosebleed
Sitting too close to the TV
Six more sight myths busted!
Alligators in sewers
Six animals that do live in NYC sewers
A toad can give you warts
Bigfoot exists
Ten more creatures that most likely don't exist
Dogs' mouths are cleaner than humans'
Never let a black cat cross your path
Digesting chewing gum
Bull charge when they see red
Mother birds reject babies
Opossums hand by their tails
Ten other animals that hand around in trees
Penguins fall backward
Elephants are afraid of mice
Don't open an umbrella indoors
Goldfish have a three-second memory
A camel's hump holds water
Fortune cookies come from China
Eight more things that didn't come from where you think they did
Tapping a soda can
Hold your breath passing a graveyard.
Summary: A collection of urban myths reveals how each has been disproved, sharing hundreds of facts about myth origins, their historical significance, and the ways they were investigated by scientific debunkers.

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Darrius Dec 18, 2013

This book is about myths that people have tested, to see if true or not.
Myths like if a penny dropped from a tall building could it kill someone and If alligators could live in sewers in new York.
It is an easy to understand and well written book. It answered any questions I had about myths.

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