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  • Published: New York, New York : Plume, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Description: xiii, 208 p. : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780452298200
  • 0452298202

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The de-textbook : the stuff you didn't know about the stuff you thought you knew

by O'Brien, Jack (EDT)

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Call number: 001.96 De

Available Copies: West Adult

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A brief recap of your squandered education -- Health and anatomy: stuck inside an insane machine with a user's guide made of lies -- Biology : the propaganda campaign to make you think all cool animals are dead -- World history : if it was written by the winners, they are boring liars -- Sex education : lies about your junk and how to use it -- Physics : the universe is an unpredictable magic show -- U.S. history : the (bullshit) superhero movie -- Health and nutrition : tricked into living fat and dying young -- Practical psychology : how to keep your brain from screwing you.

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Funny and Interesting

This book had a lot of funny and curious tidbits of odd facts. I didn't get to read the whole thing yet, but what I did read was reminiscent of Cracked magazine. Lots of potty humor written in a wry style.

Interesting Facts

This book is a bit racy, probably not for kids. But it has some interesting facts in it, the one that has stuck with me is how the different kinds of taste buds (sour, salt, sweet, etc.) are all over your tongue and not in the areas I remember being taught in school. My dad loves weird fact books like this so I will probably get it for him for Christmas.

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