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The Book of General Ignorance

John Mitchinson

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lloyd

Length:

4h 21m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:22


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

00:24