I recently finished reading Because I Said So, a fun easy read from Ken Jennings.
The premise of the book is simple: Jennings does some research to either prove or disprove various chunks of wisdom and advice that have been passed along from generation to generation. A few topics that I found interesting:
- Dropping a coin from a tall building – how bad could it hurt someone?
- Whether you should drink 8 glasses of water each day
- If peeing on your feet can cure athlete’s foot
- What would happen if you ate the “Do not eat” silica gel packets
As you can see, some of the topics are more serious than others… as I shared some of the insights with my wife, she noted that some of them had also been themes for episodes of the Mythbusters TV show.
Each topic/chapter is pretty short – a few pages – which makes this an easy book to read intermittantly. This probably makes it a good candidate for bathroom reading :)
Here’s an Amazon affiliate link if you’d like to purchase Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids.