Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids (Hardback)
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Short Description for Because I Said So! "New York Times"-bestselling author and all-time "Jeopardy!" champion Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about.
- Published: 04 December 2012
- Format: Hardback 237 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781451656251 ISBN 10: 1451656254
- Sales rank: 127,714
Full description for Because I Said So!
Don't cross your eyes or they'll stay like that!Feed a cold, starve a fever!Don't touch your Halloween candy until we get it checked out!Never run with scissorsDon't look in the microwave while it's running!This will go down on your permanent recordIs any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if mother and father always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you'll hurt your eyes!) or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!) or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are called into question by our country's leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don't talk to strangers, and so on. Armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself (or his kids), Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amok. Whether you're 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 anti-helicopter parenting book you've been waiting for.