Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids (CD-Audio)

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Ken 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...

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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. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a double major in English and computer science and worked as a software engineer prior to his Jeopardy! appearances. Following his Jeopardy! streak, he has appeared on 1 vs. 100 and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, where he has served several times as an "Ask the Expert" lifeline, and has been a guest on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Sesame Street, and other shows. Ken lives outside Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children. 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. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a double major in English and computer science and worked as a software engineer prior to his Jeopardy! appearances. Following his Jeopardy! streak, he has appeared on 1 vs. 100 and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, where he has served several times as an "Ask the Expert" lifeline, and has been a guest on The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Sesame Street, and other shows. Ken lives outside Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.
Ken 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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ISBN 9781452659749
Genre HUMOR / General
Format CD-Audio
Publisher Date 2012-12-04 00:00:00.0
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Copyright Year 2012
Height 7.0 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.2 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
Edition Detail Unabridged
Audience General/trade
Authors Jennings, Ken

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