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Because I said so! : the truth behind the myths, tales and warnings every generation passes down to its kids /

"New York Times" bestselling author and all-time "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about. Full description

Main Author: Jennings, Ken, 1974-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
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Contents: "If you break your leg, don't come running to me!" : (spring and summer) -- "Put on a sweater, I'm cold!" : (autumn and winter) -- "Don't make me get the other thermometer!" : (sickness unto barf) -- "Don't pick at that!" : (bumps and bruises) -- "Look both ways before you cross the street!" : (grievous bodily harm) -- "You don't know where that's been!" : (things not to put in your mouth) -- "You'll eat it and you'll like it!" : (mealtime misinformation) -- "Finish your milk!" : (and other drinking problems) -- "I told you to go before we left the house" : (bathroom badgering) -- "Your face will freeze like that!" : (looks and grooming) -- "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye!" : (vision and supervision) -- "Don't let the bedbugs bite!" : (the science of sleep) -- "This room is a pigsty!" : (kids and other animals) -- "Quit eating the paste!" : (school days) -- "Kids these days!" : (technology and modern life) -- "Well, life isn't fair!" : (the motivational mom) -- "What if your friends all jumped off a cliff?" : (the awkward age).
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