The De-textbook

The De-textbook

The Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew

Book - 2013
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You are an idiot.

Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck!

But it's going to be okay. Because we're here to help. Packed with more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica, the Cracked De-Textbook will teach you about the true stars of history, why you picture everything from Velociraptors to Ancient Rome incorrectly, and finally, at long last - how to pop a proper squat. This book was built from the ground up to systematically seek out, dismantle and destroy the many untruths that years of misguided education have left festering inside of you, and leave you a smarter person...whether you like it or not. The De-Textbook is a merciless, brutal learning machine. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are informed.
Publisher: New York, New York : Plume, 2013
ISBN: 9780452298200
0452298202
Branch Call Number: 001.96 D2782 2013
Characteristics: xiii, 209 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Cracked.com

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ecbishop
May 14, 2015

I thought this book was hilarious. I read it in a day or two. If you want a book that makes you laugh you should try this one out.

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paul1
Aug 09, 2014

Crude, sophomoric humor, ridiculous captions. Put them together under the Cracked writing team and you get a frequently laugh out loud guide to the world. Covering history, anatomy ( you should expect adult themed topics there, after all the writers say it has "more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica"), the animal kingdom, science and so on. It busts myths, even the USA comes in for a heavy duty beat-down. It also explains how badly we look at ourselves. And surprisingly it (literally) ends on a positive life affirming note.

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