Get the facts about calories, cocktails, colds and curious cures from The New York Times "Really" columnist Anahad O'Connor
In this follow-up to the bestselling "Never Shower in a Thunderstorm," New York Times reporter Anahad O'Connor uncovers the truth behind a hundred more old wives' tales and conventional-wisdom cures. O'Connor investigates nagging questions of domestic safety, such as whether you can get radiation poisoning from standing too close to a microwave. (You'll actually be exposed to more watts from your cell phone.)
He unearths astounding first-aid "MacGyverisms," such as the attempts by Vietnam War battlefield medics and professional sports stars to seal wounds with superglue. (The bottom line: It works, but can irritate skin.)
For anyone curious about whether to starve a fever or a cold, or whether stifling a sneeze will damage the body, O'Connor delivers yet another winning and irresistible collection of tips about our health.
"Amuses and enlightens...Wondering about the possible health risks of nose-blowing? Whether diving into a pool of water will save you from a bee attack?...O'Connor has answers." -Booklist