The Book of General Ignorance

The Book of General Ignorance

John Mitchinson, John Lloyd


imagine Magellan used to be the 1st guy to circumnavigate the globe, baseball used to be invented in the US, Henry VIII had six other halves, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? fallacious, unsuitable, improper, and improper again.

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and improper evidence eventually get the heave-ho during this funny, downright humiliating publication of reeducation in accordance with the exceptional British bestseller. demanding what such a lot people think to be verifiable truths in parts like heritage, literature, technological know-how, nature, and extra,

The ebook of common Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of the way little we really find out about something. It’ll have you ever scratching your head brooding about why we even hassle to visit school.

Revealing the reality at the back of all the pieces we predict we all know yet don’t, this publication leaves you dumbfounded approximately the entire incorrect information you’ve controlled to gather in the course of your lifestyles, and units you as much as win substantial in case you ever be a contestant on Jeopardy! or Who desires to Be a Millionaire.

Besides righting the checklist on universal (but fallacious) myths like Captain cook dinner researching Australia or Alexander Graham Bell inventing the phone, The e-book of basic Ignorance additionally offers us the thin on foolish slipups to trot out at dinner events (Cinderella wore fur, now not glass, slippers and chook tikka masala was once invented in Scotland, no longer India).

Thomas Edison acknowledged that we all know below one millionth of 1 percentage approximately something: this ebook makes us ponder whether we all know even that much.

You’ll be stunned at how a lot you don’t be aware of! try out THE publication OF normal lack of know-how for extra enjoyable entries and entire solutions to the subsequent:

How lengthy can a bird stay with out its head?
About years.

What do chameleons do?
They don’t switch colour to check the history. by no means have; by no means will. whole fable. Utter fabrication. overall Lie. they alter colour due to varied emotional states.

Who invented champagne?
Not the French.

How many legs does a centipede have?
Not 100.

How many feet has a two-toed sloth?
It’s both six or 8.

How many penises does a ecu earwig have?
a)Fourteen
b)None at all
c)Two (one for specific occasions)
d)Mind your individual business

Which animals are the best-endowed of all?
Barnacles. those unassuming modest beasts have the longest penis relative to their measurement of any creature. they are often seven instances longer than their physique.

What is a rhino’s horn made of?
A rhinoceros horn isn't really, as a few humans imagine, made from hair.

Who was once the 1st American president?
Peyton Randolph.

What have been George Washington’s fake the teeth made of?
Mostly hippopotamus.

What used to be James Bond’s favourite drink?
Not the vodka martini.

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