Amazing...But False!: Hundreds of "Facts" You Thought Were True, But Aren't (Paperback)

Hundreds of "Facts" You Thought Were True, But Aren't

By David Diefendorf, James Randi (Foreword by)

Sterling, 9781402737916, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007



Edison invented the lightbulband motion pictures. Camels store water in their humps. Captain Kidd was a notorious pirate. What do these so-called facts” have in common? They’re all false! Every one is a myth that, through time, has achieved the status of reality. Finally, someone is here to set the record straight, once and for all. In this fully illustrated color collection of popular misconceptions, freelance writer and journalist David Diefendorf uncovers hundreds of widely accepted truths in various categories: famous firsts, health and the body, history, misquotations and misusages, people, religion, science and technology, and more. It’s fun and informative, and a great gift for any brainiac, trivia buff, or know-it-all. James Randi, the internationally-known debunker of pseudoscience and a brilliant magician, provides the entertaining foreword.