Don't Believe Everything You Think

600 Misconceptions Revealed in 60 Mind-Bending Quizzes

By Rod L. Evans (Author)


Format Paperback


Don't Believe Everything You Think

600 Misconceptions Revealed in 60 Mind-Bending Quizzes

by Rod L. Evans



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
A fact-filled quiz book that debunks some of the most prevalent misconceptions of our time.

Are you sure that the last line in the poem popularly known as “`Twas the Night Before Christmas” is “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night?” Or that Pavlov used a bell to make dogs salivate? Guess what? You’re wrong—but you’re not alone! Some misconceptions are so widespread they’re almost universal. Don't Believe Everything You Think debunks 600 commonly held beliefs that are dead wrong, from how mobile homes got their name to whether there are more trees on earth than stars in the Milky Way. What’s more, Don't Believe Everything You Think will appeal to lovers of trivia, fans of popular culture, students of pop psychology, conspiracy theorists (and those who like discrediting conspiracy theories). Not only will readers be entertained and surprised, but they’ll see how our perceptions, memory, and thinking are more dominated by social influences than we ever could have imagined.

Rod L. Evans holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Virginia. He won two teaching awards from Old Dominion University, and has written 18 books, 12 of which concern the English language. He has been interviewed well over 100 times for various radio shows, and his books have been reviewed by the Washington Post and TheNew York Times. He has received forewords to his prior books from Isaac Asimov, Steve Allen, William F. Buckley, and Betty White, and endorsements from Charlton Heston, Alex Haley, Milton Friedman, and Ken Jennings, among others.

Pub Date: 11/5/2019

ISBN: 9781454933786

Price: $14.95 / $19.95 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224 pages, all in 2-color

Trim: 5.375 x 8.25 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Reference / Games & Activities

Publisher: Sterling