You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts
You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News Shocking but Utterly True Facts Author:Cracked.com You're going to wish you never picked up this book. — Some facts are too terrifying to teach in school. Unfortunately, Cracked.com is more than happy to fill you in: — * A zombie apocalypse? It could happen. 50% of humans are infected with a parasite that can take over your brain. — * The FDA wouldn't let you eat bugs, right? Actuall... more »y, you might want to put down those jelly beans. And that apple. And that strawberry yogurt.
* Think dolphins are our friends? Then these sex-crazed thrill killers of the sea have you right where they want you.
* The most important discovery in the history of genetics? Francis Crick came up with it while on LSD.
* Think you're going to choose whether or not to buy this book? Scientists say your brain secretly makes all your decisions10 seconds before you even know what they are.« less
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Andrea M. reviewed You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts on
Helpful Score: 1
Definitely a hilarious book, yet, for the hardcore Cracked.com fan, it was rather disappointing.
Obviously they couldn't keep all the pictures that the original online articles had, so all the art is stripped save for pictures drawn and credited by Cracked Staff (amusing in their own way, but half the humor is sometimes found in the picture captions of the original articles.)
Furthermore, some of the articles were cut down in size, likely for page length constraints. But it does mean you're getting a slightly inferior version of the same topic in the book than you would on the online article.
For the unpublished articles, it was a great treat to read. The same could be said about topics I hadn't read in so long on Cracked.com that it was like reading them anew.
I preordered this book off Barnes and Noble rather than wait for it to be put on PBS, and sadly I regret that choice. I don't think it was worth $10 though I can't imagine it being printed for much cheaper. An excellent book if you do not frequent the website, a mildly entertaining diversion if you do. While not worth forking over actual money for, I would say it's worth swapping.
Ruth A. (ralexander) reviewed You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts on
It was good, but many of the "chapters" could be found on the cracked.com website as well. Even ones I thought were new, my husband recognized and remembered from the site. Getting it through Paperback Swap was worthwhile, but I'm glad I did not pay for it.