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해외주문 [Book] The Book of General Ignorance

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Mitchinson, John , Lloyd, John 지음 | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 2007년 08월 07일
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ISBN 9780307394910(0307394913)
쪽수 266쪽
언어 English
크기 154 * 217 * 0 (mm)
제본형태 Hardcover
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총권수 1권
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리딩지수 Level General Adult

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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. 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 Ignoranceis 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. Revealing the truth behind all the things we think we know but don't, this book leaves you dumbfounded about all the misinformation you've managed to collect during your life, and sets you up to win big should you ever be a contestant on Jeopardy! orWho Wants to Be a Millionaire. Besides righting the record on common (but wrong) myths like Captain Cook discovering Australia or Alexander Graham Bell inventing the telephone,The Book of General Ignorancealso gives us the skinny on silly slipups to trot out at dinner parties (Cinderella wore fur, not glass, slippers and chicken tikka masala was invented in Scotland, not India). Thomas Edison said that we know less than one millionth of one percent about anything: this book makes us wonder if we know even that much. 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. Who invented champagne? Not the French. How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It's either six or eight. How many penises does a European earwig have? a)Fourteen b)None at all c)Two (one for special occasions) d)Mind your own business Which animals are the best-endowed of all? Barnacles. These unassuming modest beasts have the longest penis relative to their size of any creature. They can be seven times longer than their body. What is a rhino's horn made from? A rhinoceros horn is not, as some people think, made out of hair. 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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FOREWORD
Stephen Fry xv
FOUR WORDS
Alan Davies xvii
INTRODUCTION
John Lloyd xix
What's the name of the tallest mountain in the world? 1
How do moths feel about flames? 2
Where is the driest place on earth? 2
Where are you most likely to get caught in a hailstorm? 3
What's the largest living thing? 5
What's the biggest thing a blue whale can swallow? 5
Which bird lays the smallest egg for its size? 7
How long can a chicken live without its head? 7
What has a three-second memory? 8
What's the most dangerous animal that has ever lived? 9
Do marmots kill people? 10
How do lemmings die? 11
What do chameleons do? 13
How do polar bears disguise themselves? 14
How many galaxies are visible to the naked eye? 15
What man-made artifacts can be seen from the moon? 16
Which of these are Chinese inventions: glass, rickshaws, chop suey, fortune cookies? 17
Where did Marco Polo come from? 18
What is Croatia's most lasting contribution to world business? 19
Who invented the steam engine? 20
Who invented the telephone? 21
Where do kilts, bagpipes, haggis, porridge, whisky, and tartan come from? 23
Where does chicken tikka masala come from? 24
Is French toast from France? 25
Who invented champagne? 27
Where was the guillotine invented? 28
How many prisoners were freed by the storming of the Bastille? 29
Who said "Let them eat cake"? 31
What does a St. Bernard carry around its neck? 32
What goes "hunk hunk"? 33
What noise does the largest frog in the world make? 34
Which owl says "Tu-whit, tu-who"? 35
What did Darwin do to dead owls? 36
Can barnacles fly? 37
How many senses does a human being have? 38
How many states of matter are there? 39
What is the normal state of glass? 40
Which metal is liquid at room temperature? 41
Which metal is the best conductor? 42
What's the densest element? 43
Where do diamonds come from? 45
How do we measure earthquakes? 46
What's the most common material in the world? 47
What does the moon smell like? 48
Does the earth go around the moon or the moon around the earth? 49
How many moons does the earth have? 49
How many planets are there in the solar system? 50
How would you fly through an asteroid belt? 52
What's in an atom? 53
What's the main ingredient of air? 54
Where would you go for a lungful of ozone? 55
What speed does light travel at? 56
Where is the highest mountain? 57
How many legs does a centipede have? 58
How many toes has a two-toed sloth? 58
Flow many eyes does a no-eyed, big-eyed wolf spider have? 60
How many penises does a European earwig have? 60
Which animals are the best-endowed of all? 61
What is a rhino's horn made from? 63
Which African mammal kills more humans than any other? 64
Where do most tigers live? 66
What would you use to overpower a crocodile? 67
What's the bravest species of animal? 68
What's three times as dangerous as war? 69
What killed most sailors in an eighteenth-century sea battle? 71
What's the word for Napoleon's most humiliating defeat? 71
Who blew the nose off the Sphinx? 72
What did Nero do while Rome burned? 73
What's more likely: being killed by lightning or by an asteroid? 74
How did Roman emperors order the death of a gladiator? 76
What's interesting about the birth of Julius Caesar? 77
What's a vomitorium for? 78
What is the Number of the Beast? 79
Where does the word assassin come from? 81
What are chastity belts for? 82
What was Tutankhamun's curse? 83
What did feminists do with their bras? 84
What color is the universe? 85
What color is Mars? 87
What color is water? 88
What color was the sky in ancient Greece? 89
How much of the earth is water? 90
Which way does the bathwater go down the drain? 91
What do camels store in their humps? 92
Where do camels come from? 93
Who is America named after? 94
How many states are there in the United States? 95
Who was the first American president? 96
What were George Washington's false teeth made from? 97
Whose official motto is e pluribus unum? 98
Why do deaf Americans feel at home in Paris? 99
Flow do the Cherokee pronounce "Cherokee"? 100
What did Buffalo Bill do to buffaloes? 101
Where was baseball invented? 103
What's the only sport invented entirely in the United States? 104
What do you call someone from the United States? 105
What was Billy the Kid's real name? 106
What do we have Thomas Crapper to thank for? 107
What was Mozart's middle name? 108
How did Mark Twain get his name? 109
How did Nome, Alaska, get its name? 110
What is the name of the capital city of Thailand? 111
What's the world's largest city? 112
What's the largest lake in Canada? 113
What's the single largest man-made structure on earth? 114
Where's the coolest place in the universe? 115
When did the most recent Ice Age end? 116
Who lives in igloos? 117
Would you call someone an Eskimo? 118
How many words do Eskimos have for snow? 120
What did human beings evolve from? 121
Who coined the phrase "the survival of the fittest"? 122
Who invented the ballpoint pen? 124
What do we use to write on a blackboard? 125
Where does the equal sign come from? 126
What did Robert Bunsen invent? 127
What's made of celluloid? 128
Who invented rubber boots? 130
What Edison invention do English speakers use every day? 131
Was the first computer bug a real insect? 132
What is the most likely survivor of a nuclear war? 133
Which is the hottest part of a chili? 134
Where do tulips come from? 135
How many crocuses does it take to make a kilo of saffron? 136
What drives human sperm wild? 137
How many nostrils have you got? 137
What was the first invention to break the sound barrier? 138
What kind of music charms snakes most? 139
What are violin strings made from? 140
What's the best floor of a building to throw a cat from? 141
Why did the dodo die out? 143
What buries its head in the sand? 144
Where do gorillas sleep? 145
What's the most common bird in the world? 145
What animal are the Canary Islands named after? 147
What's the smallest dog in the world? 148
How do dogs mate? 149
How did Catherine the Great die? 150
How long do your fingernails and hair grow after death? 151
What did Atlas carry on his shoulders? 152
How high is cloud nine? 153
What makes champagne fizz? 155
What shape is a raindrop? 155
What produces most of the earth's oxygen? 156
What were World War I German uniforms made from? 157
Who discovered penicillin? 158
Is a virus a germ? 159
What causes stomach ulcers? 160
What are guinea pigs used for? 162
What was the first animal in space? 163
Which has the most neck bones: a mouse or a giraffe? 164
Who was the first man to circumnavigate the globe? 165
Who was the first to claim that the earth goes around the sun? 166
Who invented the Theory of Relativity? 167
What shape did Columbus think the earth was? 168
What shape did medieval people think the earth was? 170
Who first discovered that the world was round? 171
Why do bees buzz? 172
Which has the largest brain in comparison to its size? 174
How much of our brains do we use? 175
What color is your brain? 176
What effect does alcohol have on brain cells? 177
What do dolphins drink? 179
What was James Bond's favorite drink? 180
What shouldn't you drink if you're dehydrated? 181
What contains the most caffeine: a cup of tea or a cup of coffee? 182
Why was the dishwasher invented? 183
How was Teflon discovered? 184
Which organization invented Quaker Oats? 185
What shouldn't you do twenty minutes after eating? 186
How does television damage your health? 187
How much sleep should you have every night? 188
What will be the biggest killer in the world by 2030? 190
Is the answer to depression just to "walk it off"? 191
Which country has the world's highest suicide rate? 192
Was Hitler a vegetarian? 193
Which nation invented the concentration camp? 194
In what year did World War II end? 195
Who was the most dangerous American in history? 197
How many dog years equal one human year? 198
How long is a day? 198
What's the longest animal? 199
What happens if you cut an earthworm in half? 201
What's the loudest thing in the ocean? 201
Why are flamingos pink? 203
What color is a panther? 204
What makes an animal see red? 205
What color were the original Oompa-Loompas? 206
What color were Robin Hood's tights? 207
What rhymes with orange? 208
What color are carrots? 209
Do carrots help us see in the dark? 210
What do bananas grow on? 211
Where do Panama hats come from? 213
What is coffee made from? 214
Which of the following are berries: strawberry, raspberry, peach, watermelon? 215
Which of the following are nuts: almond, peanut, brazil nut, walnut? 216
Who goes gathering nuts in May? 217
What's inside a coconut? 218
What did Captain Cook give his men to cure scurvy? 219
Who discovered Australia? 221
What does "kangaroo" mean in Aboriginal? 222
What is "porn" short for? 223
What's the biggest rock in the world? 224
What were boomerangs used for? 224
Did cannibals cook their victims whole in large pots? 226
Which religion curses people by sticking pins into dolls? 227
What are you doing when you "do the Hokey Pokey"? 228
How many Wise Men visited Jesus? 229
Where does Santa Claus come from? 230
What do Bugs Bunny, Brer Rabbit, and the Easter Bunny have in common? 231
What were Cinderella's slippers made from? 233
Where do loofahs come from? 234
What's the strongest wood? 235
What do you get if you suck your pencil? 235
Have you ever slid down a banister? 237
Where was the log cabin invented? 238
Where did Stone Age people live? 238
What was the first animal to be domesticated? 240
What was odd about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? 241
Where do turkeys come from? 241
Who was born by Immaculate Conception? 243
Was Jesus born in a stable? 244
How many sheep were there on Noah's Ark? 244
Who's the oldest man in the Bible? 246
Where were the first modern Olympics held? 247
Why is a marathon 26 miles and 385 yards long? 248
What does the Queen say to someone she's knighted? 249
Who was the first King of England? 250
How many wives did Henry VIII have? 251
INDEX 253

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