A hilarious, myth-busting romp through history
birth of a nation? BUSTED! The brontosaurus: greatest dino? BUSTED! Titanic: biggest movie ever? BUSTED! Pirates: lawless rebels roaming the high seas? BUSTED!
These and many other historical myths have taken root in our collective brains as fact, but according to journalist Mark Juddery, they are all seriously overrated.
* The Woodstock Pop Festival killed more people than the Great Fire of London. * The healthy qualities of carrots have been greatly exaggerated by a top-secret British military hoax. * During the reign of King Charles I, notable citizens lived in fear of receiving knighthoods. * Doctors used to prescribe tobacco as a cure for cancer and bad breath. * During the Golden Age of Piracy, most of the 'fierce, terrifying' pirates were sensitive, well-behaved guys with a decent health plan. * You're twice as likely to be struck by lightning as to be killed by a shark. http://50-most-overrated.blogspot.com/
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Edition Number: 1