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    Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to its Kids (CD-Audio) By (author) Ken Jennings, Narrator Ken Jennings

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    DescriptionKen Jennings is here to tell us that mother and father didn't always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you'll 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 country's leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to humorously debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don't talk to strangers, you'll 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 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 book you've been waiting for.


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    Title
    Because I Said So!
    Subtitle
    The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to its Kids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ken Jennings, Narrator Ken Jennings
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452609744
    ISBN 10: 1452609748
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: WH, WDKX
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    BIC E4L: HUM
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 031.02
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000, FAM034000
    B&T General Subject: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 09
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51800
    Ingram Subject Code: JH
    Libri: I-JH
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM011000
    DC23: 031.02
    BISAC V2.8: HUM016000
    LC classification: AG243 .J47 2012B
    Thema V1.0: WDKX, WH, VFX
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    04 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Ken Jennings, best known as the winner of seventy-four games on the television show "Jeopardy!," is the bestselling author of "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs" and "Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac." Ken Jennings, best known as the winner of seventy-four games on the television show "Jeopardy!," is the bestselling author of "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs" and "Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac."
    Review quote
    "Jennings imparts wisdom and good sense in this highly entertaining and oddly educational book." ---Publishers Weekly