Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Truth Behind the Lies

Have you ever been sitting reading your most recent picked-up book, when you've wondered if the information you've just read is right?  You know the part, the part where the character said that Lavendar means mistrust.  Or the part where the scientist who works in the police department says that morphine leaves the body after a few hours - leaving no trace of it ever being there?

Yeah, those parts.  The truths behind the storylines.

I've often wondered this and have spent a lot of time on Google asking it questions about what's what, how things are done, and why thing are so.  And you know, sometimes, things aren't always what they seem.  

For example, I'm not really sure if Snopes is right or wrong.   That site says one thing, then it says another... so I don't look at it anymore.  However, when you Google something on an official medical site, it's great to know exactly how things are in the simplist possible way.

It's amazing what you can find out just by asking the right question in the right way.  However, it's not always the right answer we get.  And more often than not, the information we read in books isn't always right either.
I have been watching 'Horrible Histories' on television recently.  It's a funny show designed for teenagers, but it's hilariously designed.  I love how it's set up with a rat as its host.  Anyway, they keep on saying that Caesar was murdered, when it's been proven in recent years that he committed suicide.  This is old information that hasn't been changed yet, and yet it's on a modern show.  They haven't said that he had Epilepsy, and I don't think they will.  Nor will they tell who out of the great leaders of the past who has had this horrible condition (which will show exactly why their personalities were so weird and haphazard and dark).  
But the best thing about this show is that it has got a lot of its work accurate... and it puts it in a great way for teenagers to relate to.

So, what have you learned from reading or other sources that you didn't know - knew differently and have seen that have been shown as mistakes - of late?  Until my next post, happy reading.

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