Huffpost Books

11 Common Myths You Thought Were True

Posted: Updated:

While Discovery Channel's "MythBusters" has seen to it that we no longer believe in goldfish with three-second memory spans or life-threatening quicksand à la "Tarzan," bar-room discussions are still filled with false facts and improbable ideas.

To bolster your conversation, not to mention your "Jeopardy" skills, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have compiled "The Second Book of General Ignorance," a comprehensive collection of refuted general knowledge.

Here are 11 facts from the book that you'll be surprised you didn't know:

Close
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide
Reprinted from The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong Copyright (c) 2011 by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. Published by the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.