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Contrary to Popular Belief: More than 250 False Facts Revealed

Contrary to Popular Belief: More than 250 False Facts Revealed - Joey Green I picked this book up as a stocking stuffer and ended up reading it myself. It is a collection of various facts that are commonly held to be true, when many of them are in fact incorrect. Some examples are the rumor that Adolph Hitler used to make a living painting houses and hanging wallpaper, SOS does not in fact stand for Save Our Ship, strawberries are not in fact strawberries, and George Washington wasn't the first president following the Revolutionary War. Some of the information provided was very interesting, while some of the other false facts inclusion didn't make sense to me as I thought it was common knowledge (for example that the swastika was not created by Hitler - I thought by now that everyone knew it is a Norse rune).