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Fact. Fact. Bullsh*t!: Learn the Truth and Spot the Lie on Everything from Tequila-Made Diamonds to Tetris's Soviet Roots - Plus Tons of Other Totally Random Facts from Science, History and Beyond!
 
 

Fact. Fact. Bullsh*t!: Learn the Truth and Spot the Lie on Everything from Tequila-Made Diamonds to Tetris's Soviet Roots - Plus Tons of Other Totally Random Facts from Science, History and Beyond! [Kindle Edition]

Neil Patrick Stewart
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Think you can spot the fake?

Think again. It's going to be a lot harder than you think to pick out the BS. Each entry hides one well-crafted fib among a pair of unbelievable truths. And it's up to you to figure out what's fascinating and what's fabricated on everything from koala bears to Confucius to high-fructose corn syrup.

Was Cleopatra the last Egyptian pharaoh?
Can you really make diamonds out of tequila?
Is the platypus actually poisonous?

A flip of the page reveals whether you're right or wrong as well as more information on the true trivia--and why you might've fallen for the fake fact. You'll really need to know your sh*t if you plan on correctly calling bullsh*t.

About the Author

Neil Patrick Stewart (Santa Monica, CA) is a freelance writer, copy-editor, and fact-checker. But can you guess what he isn't*? * Married to an actress from the FOX series Lie to Me. * Part of the Tony-winning development team for In the Heights. * Related to both Neil Patrick Harris and Sir Patrick Stewart. *It's the last one - but that's a pretty cool name, right?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1239 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (18 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0060NXUDK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #335,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, facts and bulls**t!! 4 April 2012
By jks
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This is a fun little read, which effectively debunks a lot of myths and urban legends that most people have heard - as well as plenty that are a little more obscure.

It's split into easy-to-read subsections, with topics ranging from the animal kingdom, to pop culture, to 'science'.

As an avid reader of a certain 'urban legends' website, I was sure that I'd be able to spot the BS 99% of the time, but in fact I was wrong...I only correctly identified the 'bull' story about 50% of the time. Moreover, the author injects a lot of humour into his 'bull' stories, which keeps the book entertaining.

Non-American readers should be made aware that this book was specifically penned for the US market, by a US author. Therefore, some of the topics ('sport' in particular) won't necessarily capture the rapt attention of readers in the UK and elsewhere.

The book also contains minor errors, though they are few and far between - one example being a random picture of toliet roll as part of the 'animal' section, which was clearly aimed for another section, where toilet roll DOES feature. Also, in 2-3 cases, the 'Fact' and 'BS' answers are quite obviously mixed up.

Nevertheless, it's a good, humorous reference book that's easy to dip in and out of at will. Most readers won't be disappointed!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 9 July 2014
By des29
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lukewarm 17 April 2012
By Chopper
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An easy to read, or skim, book.
It is full of interesting facts, but i have not had the opportunity to check the veracity of some of the more outrageous "facts" yet.

Another reviewer has stated this was written for the North American market. I agree wholeheartedly.
That for me was the deciding factor in my lukewarm review of this book.
There are large chunks where i didn't have a clue between fact & B.S. because i did not have any knowledge of the subject e.g. Baseball, American football, American junk food, US politics etc

What is Jell-O anyway? Do adults eat that?

As an aside, what i did find interesting was the death of Marilyn Monroe, which i will have to read more about.
So, it was not all bad and did get me thinking outside of the book (box?).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chinese Whispers.. 13 April 2012
By Cheryl M-M TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This is a very entertaining book. Even the introduction is packed full of so called old wives tales and myths that most of us are guilty of repeating, because we think there are based on fact and completely true. So knowing the premise of the book I found myself thinking that I would spot the bullpatty with ease. Why would I think that you ask, well I am freakin brilliant with the inbred ability to spot a patty a mile off. Sounds a little impressed with ones own abilities, you might be thinking. Well you would be thinking right, because I would have failed this book colossally if it had been an exam.
So maybe there aren't any gigantic otters or super sleepy giraffes. Who the hell would have thought that a falcon is actually Polly Parrots secret sibling? My favourite part would have to be the Liger question section.
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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  45 reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny funny book 8 Nov 2011
By Carol Weston - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Totally fun book. You find out that fortune cookies never were Chinese, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is not the longest word in English, and that Americans eat (yes) 20 billion hotdogs per year. This book is ideal for party games or just dipping into when alone. Stewart did a great job ferreting out funny facts. Did you know that sea otters have the thickest fur of any animal in the world?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, insightful and thought-provoking fun. 17 Dec 2011
By Dr. Kittybrains - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a deeply entertaining read. You can either test your own knowledge from the comfort of your tub, or pass it around at a house party and you and your friends can stump each other.

Highly recommended.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun read, I guess... 5 April 2012
By Swells - Published on Amazon.com
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I'll admit, I was entertained until I stopped reading just short of half-way through. I'm fairly sure that Thomas Jefferson was the second US vice president and the third President. This book says he was the third VP and fourth President. After that mistake, I lost interest.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something unique and fun 21 Nov 2011
By Craig B. Clark - Published on Amazon.com
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Different type of book. I learned a few things so far and enjoyed the format with three statement on a wide variety of topics. Some of them did surprise me.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste any time on this dumb book 30 April 2012
By kim - Published on Amazon.com
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There were too many errors to make it worth finishing, as other reviewers have noted. Worthless, poorly edited junk. The author should be embarrassed.
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