Hippo Eats Dwarf

Hippo Eats Dwarf : A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.

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Can you grow a bonsai kitten? Should you stock up on dehydrated water? Is it easy to order human-flavored tofu? Or is this all just B.S.? In a world of lip synching, breast implants, payola punditry, and staged reality shows, it's hard to know the real from the fake. Hippo Eats Dwarf is the essential field guide to today's Misinformation Age. Whether you're deciphering political doublespeak or trying to decide whether to forward that virus warning, hoaxpert Alex Boese provides the guidelines you need. For instance, Reality Rule 6.1: Just because you read it on the Internet doesn't make it true. With case files, reality checks, definitions, and plenty of doctored photos, Hippo Eats Dwarf is an entertaining guide to life, death, eBay, and everything in between.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 132.1 x 198.1 x 22.9mm | 272.16g
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156030837
  • 9780156030830
  • 835,207

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Back cover copy

*Meat harvested from genetically-engineered trees!
*Huge mutant cats roam the land!
*Haunted kitchen appliances auctioned on eBay!
*Cell phones implanted in teeth!
*Interstate 69 renamed the more "moral sounding" Interstate 63!
*Bonsai kittens!
*Human-flavored tofu!
Or is this just all b.s.? Don t be a victim of today s Misinformation Age! Read HIPPO EATS DWARF, the essential field guide to life, death, eBay, and everything in between.
Recognized as a hoaxpert by CNN and the New York Times, among others, ALEX BOESE holds a master's degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Museum of Hoaxes and the creator and curator of www.museumofhoaxes.com. He lives in San Diego.

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"As entertaining as it is well researched." -ENTERTAINMENT TODAY "This book is smart, well-written, and a helluva lot of fun." -CULTUREDOSE.COM
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420 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 14% (59)
4 40% (169)
3 36% (153)
2 8% (34)
1 1% (5)

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HIPPO EATS DWARF: A FIELD GUIDE TO HOAXES AND OTHER B.S. is hilarious! If you want something light and fun to read, then this is the book for you! And how could you not want to read a book called HIPPO EATS DWARF? As if that isn't the greatest title ever! This book is all about hoaxes that people have created or have thought up! There are some great ones in this book. They are things as obvious as the "you must forward this e-mail or you are going to die" e-mails that everyone gets to the unreality of reality TV shows. I really liked this book, and have a friend who really liked it, also. There are some really funny, useless facts in this book, too. I definitely will tell all of my friends to read this!show more
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