This is the book that will put to rest rumors, misconceptions, superstitions, and flat out lies that you hear everydayalso known as the book your mom never wanted you to see. Want to make that face for hours? Go ahead, it'll never freeze like that. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and go swimming immediately after? A-ok. Have your dog eat off the same plate as you because his mouth is cleaner than yours? Better think twice on that one.
Author Emily Krieger is a Seattle-based writer, editor and fact-checker specializing in science and children's nonfiction. She has written crazy crash-landing stories for Funny Fill-in: My Space Adventure; fact-checked the capital of Kyrgyzstan and other countries for the National Geographic Bee; amassed amazing tidbits about bugs, birds and brains for 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!); interviewed scientists about Bigfoot and George Washington's dentures for the upcoming book Myths Busted!; and pondered alien and ancient life while editing Science News for Kids. Her more adult endeavors include fact-checking National Geographic magazine and the forthcoming book Spillover and editing Science News.