Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales... [repost]
Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 05:03:04 | 2012 | ISBN-10: 1452659745 | 416 MB
Ken Jennings is here to tell us that mother and father didnt always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (youll go blind!), or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!), or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are called into question by our countrys leading trivia guru.
Jennings separates myth from fact to humorously debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, dont talk to strangers, youll get worms from cookie dough, and so on. Combining the Q&A tradition of Why Do Men Have Nipples? and the anti-helicopter parenting philosophy of The Dangerous Book for Boys, Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amuck, armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself (or his kids). Whether youre 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 book youve been waiting for.
Ken Jennings (Author, Narrator)