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Always Follow the Elephants: More Surprising Facts and Misleading Myths about Our Health and the World We Live In

Always Follow the Elephants More Surprising Facts and Misleading Myths about Our Health and the World We Live In From The New York Times s intrepid Really reporter and author of the bestselling Never Shower in a Thunderstorm mind opening health facts and fictions In this follow up to the bestselling Never Showe

  • Title: Always Follow the Elephants: More Surprising Facts and Misleading Myths about Our Health and the World We Live In
  • Author: Anahad O'Connor
  • ISBN: 9780805090000
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • From The New York Times s intrepid Really reporter and author of the bestselling Never Shower in a Thunderstorm, mind opening health facts and fictions In this follow up to the bestselling Never Shower in a Thunderstorm, New York Times columnist Anahad O Connor uncovers the truth behind a hundred old wives tales and conventional wisdom cures O From The New York Times s intrepid Really reporter and author of the bestselling Never Shower in a Thunderstorm, mind opening health facts and fictions In this follow up to the bestselling Never Shower in a Thunderstorm, New York Times columnist Anahad O Connor uncovers the truth behind a hundred old wives tales and conventional wisdom cures O Connor investigates nagging questions of domestic safety, such as whether you can get radiation poisoning from standing too close to a microwave You ll actually be exposed to watts from your cell phone He unearths astounding first aid MacGyverisms, such as the attempts by Vietnam War battlefield medics and professional sports stars to seal wounds with super glue The bottom line it works, but can irritate skin And he looks into the claim that a pregnant mother with heartburn should expect a hairy newborn and is as baffled as the scientists who tallied up the clearly evident infant hairdos.For anyone curious about whether to starve a fever or a cold, or whether stifling a sneeze will damage the body, O Connor delivers yet another winning and irresistible collection of tips about our health.

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    1 thought on “Always Follow the Elephants: More Surprising Facts and Misleading Myths about Our Health and the World We Live In

    1. Always Follow The Elephants is a fun read. It answers those weird little questions we all seem to ask ourselves, but never quite get around to finding out the answers to ourselves. For all those who have ever wondered if you can get hurt by standing too close to the microwave while waiting for your popcorn to pop or whether it's true that chocolate causes acne, this is the book for you. The anwers are informative, brief, and all documented by actual scientific studies. Always Follow The Elephant [...]

    2. Funny I picked this up just for kicks and learned alot of those myths my Grandma use to tell me just wasn't right.

    3. It is one thing to hear a myth and believe it (most people say its true so you would think its legit) and its another when someone not only disproves it, but breaks it down for you to understand! Super! I thought this book was actually quite interesting some things I didn't really want to know "sex yoga strengthening positions" but others I had NO IDEA that it was a false myth: "can you become infertile and sick by standing in front of a microwave" "can you tell your babies gender by how the mot [...]

    4. Amusing- I don't read the Times so was not aware of his column but it's interesting and a good read. I enjoyed how he structured the different mini-essays in sections; it could have been too random in a way. I wish there were a bit more information and less brushing-off of some of the toxicity in our current Westernized society, and a bit more of an environmental bent, but you can't win them all.

    5. Fun to read. It definitely debunks many of the beliefs that are commonly thought to be true. I found some of the questions more interesting than others, but it was easy enough to skim over those and move on to a section more to my liking.

    6. O'Connor writes about various health myths, exploring how much truth is isn them--feed a cold, starve a fever; what does swallowing chewing gum do to your insides; does a spicy meal at night cause sleeplessness? This is a good bathroom book--short 1-2 page segments.

    7. Great book to read on the go. Interesting, random facts. Stuff you never knew you wanted to know but are now glad you know :-) Would recommend.

    8. This book will increased your general knowledge. It's a nice book to read, currently still reading half way

    9. Similar to "Cross Eyes." Demythilizes old wive's tales, and urban legends about our health. Each section begins with the author's personal experiences as leads.

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