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Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

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“Ken Jennings reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children” (Los Angeles Times).

Don’t cross your eyes, or they’ll stay like that! Feed a cold, starve a fever! Never run with scissors! Don’t look in the microwave while it’s running! Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if mother and father always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you’ll hurt your eyes!) or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!) or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are called into question by our country’s leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don’t talk to strangers, and so on.

“A fun, lighthearted compendium of conventional wisdom, which debunks plenty of old wives’ tales and urban myths while offering a few surprising truths” (Kirkus Reviews), Because I Said So! exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amok. Whether you’re a parent who wants to know what you can stop worrying about or a kid (of any age) looking to say, “I told you so,” this is the anti-helicopter parenting book you’ve been waiting for.

Synopsis:

Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if parents always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television or swallow your gum or crack your knuckles are called into question by our country’s leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don’t talk to strangers, and so on.

Armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself (or his kids), Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amok. Whether you’re a parent plagued by needless concern or a kid (of any age) looking to say, “I told you so,” this is the anti– helicopter parenting book you’ve been waiting for.

Synopsis:

"Ken Jennings reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children" (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller "armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children" (Los Angeles Times).

Don't cross your eyes, or they'll stay like that! Feed a cold, starve a fever! Never run with scissors! Don't look in the microwave while it's running! Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if mother and father always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you'll hurt your eyes!) or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!) or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are called into question by our country's leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don't talk to strangers, and so on.

"A fun, lighthearted compendium of conventional wisdom,

About the Author

Ken Jennings grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented seventy-four game victory streak worth $2.52 million. Jennings’s book Brainiac, about his Jeopardy! adventures, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, as were his follow-up books Maphead and Because I Said So! Jennings lives outside Seattle with his wife, Mindy, his son, Dylan, his daughter, Caitlin, and a small, excitable dog named Chance.

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ISBN:
9781476706962
Author:
Jennings, Ken
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
maphead; jeopardy; jeopardy champion; trivia; brainiac; slate; mormon; parade; watson; alex trebek; junior genius guys; old wives tales; urban legends; parenting; myth busters; legends; cracking your knuckles; sitting up straight; why do men have nipples;
Subject:
maphead; jeopardy; jeopardy champion; trivia; brainiac; slate; mormon; parade; watson; alex trebek; junior genius guys; old wives tales; urban legends; parenting; myth busters; legends; cracking your knuckles; sitting up straight; why do men have nipples;
Subject:
maphead; jeopardy; jeopardy champion; trivia; brainiac; slate; mormon; parade; watson; alex trebek; junior genius guys; old wives tales; urban legends; parenting; myth busters; legends; cracking your knuckles; sitting up straight; why do men have nipples;
Subject:
maphead; jeopardy; jeopardy champion; trivia; brainiac; slate; mormon; parade; watson; alex trebek; junior genius guys; old wives tales; urban legends; parenting; myth busters; legends; cracking your knuckles; sitting up straight; why do men have nipples;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if parents always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television or swallow your gum or crack your knuckles are called into question by our country’s leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don’t talk to strangers, and so on.

Armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself (or his kids), Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amok. Whether you’re a parent plagued by needless concern or a kid (of any age) looking to say, “I told you so,” this is the anti– helicopter parenting book you’ve been waiting for.

"Synopsis" by , "Ken Jennings reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children" (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller "armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children" (Los Angeles Times).

Don't cross your eyes, or they'll stay like that! Feed a cold, starve a fever! Never run with scissors! Don't look in the microwave while it's running! Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if mother and father always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you'll hurt your eyes!) or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!) or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are called into question by our country's leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don't talk to strangers, and so on.

"A fun, lighthearted compendium of conventional wisdom,

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