Everything You Know about the Human Body Is Wrong (Everything You Know Is Wrong) (Hardcover)

By Matt Brown

Batsford, 9781849944311, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

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Think you know the truth about your body? With wit and humor, popular science writer Matt Brown is here to separate fact from fiction, and solve the mysteries surrounding this most fascinating of subjects.

Does giving kids sugar make them hyperactive? Is there such a thing as being double-jointed? And is it actually dangerous to swim after eating? Covering everything from pseudoscience to recent research, Everything You Know About the Human BodyIs Wrong debunks the myths we've all taken for granted since childhood. Written by Matt Brown in his trademark humorous style, this book tells you the truth about bodily blunders, medical misquotes, curious cures, and more.

About the Author

Matt Brown has been a scientific editor, writer, and event host, working for Reed Elsevier and Nature Publishing Group. He served as the Royal Institution's quizmaster, and has also put on science quizzes for the Royal Society, the Manchester Science Museum, and the Hunterian Museum. Matt's previous books include Everything You Know About London Is Wrong, Everything You Know About Art Is Wrong, and Everything You Know About Space Is Wrong (all Batsford). He remains Editor-at-Large of Londonist.com.