The book of general ignorance john mitchinson john lloyd on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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. The book of general ignorance is the first in a series of books based on the final round in the intellectual british panel game qi written by series creator john lloyd and head researcher john mitchinson to help spread the qi philosophy of curiosity to the reading public it is a trivia book aiming to address and correct the comprehensive and humiliating catalogue of all the misconceptions . John lloyd and john mitchinsons book the book of general ignorance is an interesting collection of trivia the subtitle on the books jacket says everything you think you know is wrong each entry a short page or page and a half discusses some popular misconception covering such fields as history botany zoology physics . The book of general ignorance wont make you feel dumb its really a call to be more curious the associated press ignorance may be bliss but so is learning surprising information hartford courant you too can banish social awdwardness by having its endless count of facts and factoids at the ready. The book of general ignorance is a book that i recommend to everyone who enjoys reading about facts and common knowledge this book proves that the things that we think we know magellan the 1st man to circumnavigated the world baseball was invented in us there are 50 states in the us etc is actually wrong
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