This is not my first Ken Jennings rodeo. I suppose you could say I have a writerly crush on him. Not him, per se, his books. He always writes these humorous geeky little non fiction works that are vastly entertaining. Every time I see he’s come out with some new works I have to read them. Because I Said So! is a review of all the things parents tell their children and whether it has any basis in science what so ever.
Like “Run between the raindrops, you won’t get so wet.” Well obvious one can’t run between raindrops but running is more effective than walking if you don’t have an umbrella because your overall time in the rain is less. Cool huh?
“You only use 10% of your brain.” Totally false, which is why you can just hammer and nail into your head and have everything be all good. Turns out you need all that gray matter.
Anyway, the book is funny and geeky, and totally validated my bathroom germ horror. LOL
℘℘℘℘ – Solid 4 pages. Finished it in just a few days with a smile on face every time I read it.