The De-textbook

The De-textbook

The Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew

Book - 2013
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The writers from the Internet's most-read humor website debunk the so-called "facts" that everyone learned in school, including that spinach is full of iron, there are three primary colors, and humans have five senses.
Publisher: New York, New York : Plume, 2013
ISBN: 9780452298200
0452298202
Branch Call Number: 001.96 Dete
Characteristics: xiii, 209 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : a brief recap of your squandered education
Health and anatomy: welcome to your body! here's some bullshit we made up about it
Biology : animals they lied about and the amazing real ones they kept secret
World history : the greatest story ever withheld
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
Nutrition : everything you know is conspiring to make you fat and dead
Practical psychology : how to keep your brain from screwing you
Additional Contributors: Cracked.com

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ecbishop
May 14, 2015

I thought this book was hilarious. I read it in a day or two. If you want a book that makes you laugh you should try this one out.

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paul1
Aug 09, 2014

Crude, sophomoric humor, ridiculous captions. Put them together under the Cracked writing team and you get a frequently laugh out loud guide to the world. Covering history, anatomy ( you should expect adult themed topics there, after all the writers say it has "more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica"), the animal kingdom, science and so on. It busts myths, even the USA comes in for a heavy duty beat-down. It also explains how badly we look at ourselves. And surprisingly it (literally) ends on a positive life affirming note.

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