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Because I Said So! review [Jan. 11th, 2014|03:25 pm]
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Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its KidsBecause I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids by Ken Jennings
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is essentially Mythbusters for folk wisdom, some of which you probably heard when growing up. Some of these are clearly false (no, your face isn't going to freeze that way) but there are a lot of interesting ones too. (sitting up straight isn't necessarily better for your back, and mixing different kinds of batteries is bad) And it covers the whole "carrots make your eyesight better", which is my litmus test for a book like this.


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