1,000 Common Delusions: And the Real Facts Behind Them

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Thi real truths behind what we feel we know.

Certain " facts " are accepted as absolute truths. But are they indeed so? 1,000 Common Delusions debunks these persistent myths. From the tales of the archai world to religion and sports, here are the real facts about common fallacies that have long been assumed to be true. Organized by theme -- history and politics, natural sciences and technology, society and everyday life, Earth and the universe, and others -- here are some examples:



Fea. Stone Age humans lived in caves. Truth. They lived in uts and tents. The caves, decorated with hunting scenes and animal pictures, were used for ritual ceremonies.
elusion. Geishas are always female. Truth. They are professional entertainers, and first ones were exclusively male.
Fea. Marie-Antoinette told her subjects to eat ake. Truth. When Marie-Antoinette was still a child, a fictional princess in story said, " If they have no bread, let them eat brioches. " Later this was allude to Marie-Antoinette.
elusion. A frightened ostrich will bury its head in the mu. Truth. An ostrich lays its head on the ground to detect vibrations. If its young are threatened, however, it migh play dead and draw in its ches.

elusion. Hundred Years War lasted 100 years. Truth. he clash between France and England actually lasted 114 years, from 1339 till 1453.
elusion. Bagpipes were invented in Scotland. Truth. They were introduced into the British Isles by Caesar 's legionnaires and originated in Asia Minor. The myth-shattering truths in this interesting book will shock, surprise and amuse readers. Fully indexed, it is a welcome resource -- and sure to hav the final arbiter in many disagreements.
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319
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1,000 Common Delusions: And the Real Facts Behind Them
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Published October 9th 2006 by Firefly Books

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So I ca n't honestly recommend he book in terms of research, but for a trivia nut, it should be interesting.I really love this ind of stuff.

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