Because I Said So! - The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids-logo

Because I Said So! - The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

Ken Jennings

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Ken Jennings is here to tell us that mother and father didn't always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you'll go blind!), or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!), or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are called into question by our country's leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to humorously debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don't talk to strangers, you'll get worms from cookie dough, and so on. Combining the Q&A tradition of Why Do Men Have Nipples? and the anti-helicopter parenting philosophy of The Dangerous Book for Boys, Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amuck, armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself (or his kids). Whether you're a parent who wants to know what you can stop worrying about or a kid (of any age) looking to say, "I told you so," this is the book you've been waiting for.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:48


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:35