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Never Shower in a Thunderstorm: Surprising Facts and Misleading Myths About Our Health and the World We Live In Paperback – Bargain Price, May 15, 2007
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Nothing is really backed up, and you're just supposed to trust the author. At some point in the book, it was talking about hair loss caused by tight hair styles. And it made the statement of Andre Agassi wearing hats all the time and then suddenly he was bald. So the hats must have caused him to lose his hair. Uh, maybe he wore hats because he had thinning hair?
I was not happy with this purchase at all.
Pros: Quick read, interesting.
Cons: Sources are not cited, a large downside when debunking myths or providing facts.
It's the time-pausing aspect I'm interested in here. Imagine pausing time in a conversation.
Couple that with the newish TV commercial for the cellular phone company that has the subscriber constantly surrounded by his or her "network". Hundreds of people who follow you around at all times; imagine that concept only with hundreds of experts in various fields of science, literature and culture at your beck and call to check your facts and offer up opinions that are based on more than what the weirdos at the bait shop think.
That's what O'Connor's book is. It's like getting up in the morning and all through the day you get asked about urban legends and old wives' tales and silly pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo. You though, today, have the ability to Herc-pause time so you can check with your network of experts. You can check your references, cite your sources, and generally have the "smugness of certainty" (as far as science can be certain).Read more ›
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This is a very humorous and informative read. One can pick it up at any point for a quick delight.Published on December 22, 2012 by k.a.o.
Always fun to read fun, funny, unusual facts/myths. Easy to read. Great for reading in short bytes. Loved the trivia.Published on September 15, 2011 by P. Bellamy
If you love Tuesday's Really Claim in the NYTimes, you will enjoy this book as much as I did. I thoroughly recommend it!!Published on December 20, 2009 by Jennifer S. Cooper
Lots and lots of good tips. It was so interesting that I read the whole thing in one sitting then passed it along to my kids.Published on June 26, 2008 by cverge
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