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Description - The Book of General Ignorance by 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 "gotcha" compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It'll 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. You'll be surprised at how much you don't 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 don't 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?
It's either six or eight.

Who was the first American president?
Peyton Randolph.

What were George Washington's false teeth made from?
Mostly hippopotamus.

What was James Bond's favorite drink?
Not the vodka martini.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307394910
ISBN-10: 0307394913
Format: Hardback
Pages: 266
Imprint: Potter Style
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John Lloyd

JOHN LLOYD is the producer of the hit British comedy shows Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, and Spitting Image. JOHN MITCHINSON writes for the British television show QI, and drinks in the same pub as John Lloyd.

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