Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts
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Annotation: From the trivia-darling podcast of the same name, springs a book guaranteed to satisfy even the hungriest brain, with science (why does mint feel cold?), history (King Charles II of Spain was so inbred, his family didn't bother educating him), medicine (two doctors tested cocaine as an anesthetic by injecting it into their spines), music (many hit songs, and even whole albums, were written for revenge), technology (the first video game, Tennis for Two, was created on an oscilloscope in 1958), art (restorers destroyed a DaVinci sketch by putting it in water and alcohol), and more. Publisher Marketing: #1 New Release in History Reference ─ When Trivia Isn't Trivial The world is full of things you didn't know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. From the eponymous podcast comes Your Brain On Facts. Train your brain. So what if you picked up some historical inaccuracies (and flat-out myths) in history class. Your Brain On Facts is here to teach and reteach readers relevant trivia. It explains surprising science in simple language, gives the unexpected origins of pop culture classics, and reveals important titbits related to current issues. A brain food boost. Get ready for trivia night done right. Inside, find true facts, strange facts, and just plain weird facts. Your Brain on Facts features general trivia questions and answers, offering science, art, technology, medicine, music, and history trivia to brainiacs everywhere. Learn: What's the language of the stateless nation in the Pyrenees mountains Where the world-changing birth control pill was tested Who wrote lyrics for the Star Trek theme song that were never used Commendation Quotes: "I like to read this book for ten to fifteen minutes every night before bed or when I first wake up in the morning. It has bite-sized nuggets of information I have never seen anywhere else. I love how author Moxie LaBouche has uncovered so many random events in history and facts on everything obscure. She is an excellent researcher and this book delivers big on delight!" --Becca Anderson, author of Badass Affirmationseveals important titbits related to current issues. Where the world-changing birth control pill was tested Who wrote lyrics for the Star Trek theme song that were never used

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