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MISCONCEPTIONS

A Guide to the World's Most Popular Fallacies

What if everything you thought you knew was wrong? Well, it probably is. MISCONCEPTIONS explores some of the world’s most popular false facts and reveal unexpected truths that will shock even the most experienced brainiacs! 

MISCONCEPTIONS breaks down the world’s most widely believed lies, including:

- You must wait 30 minutes after eating before you swim or you’ll drown.
- Sugar makes children hyper. 
- Gum takes seven years to digest if you swallow it.
- Ancient Greek sculptures were painted shades of white. 
- Lightning never strikes the same place twice. 

And that’s just scratching the surface! Deep within the pages of MISCONCEPTIONS, you’ll find pieces of information that will blow away your family, friends, and dinner date. Become the resident expert on history (Did George Washington really have wooden teeth?), wildlife (No, toads don’t really cause warts...), science (Are meteors actually on fire when they reach the Earth?), and more! With life-altering fun facts and hilarious explanations, this gift book will make learning enjoyable!

Tim Rayborn is a writer, educator, historian, musician, and researcher, with more than twenty years of professional experience. He is a prolific author, with a number of books and articles to his name, and more on the way. He has written on topics from the academic to the amusing to the appalling, including medieval and modern history, the arts (music, theater, and dance), food and wine, business, social studies, and works for business and government publications. He’s also been a ghost writer for various clients. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tim lived in England for seven years, studying for an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Leeds. He has a strong academic background but enjoys writing for general audiences. He is also an acclaimed classical and world musician, having appeared on more than forty recordings, and he has toured and performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, North Africa, and Australia over the last twenty-five years. During that time, he has learned much about the business of arts and entertainment, and how to survive and thrive when traveling and working in intense environments.

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