Shit My Textbook Says
Bwog asked for the weird things seen in textbooks. Here’s what we got.
No shit, Sherlock:
- From a book on McCarthyism: “It’s hard to have a witch-hunt without witches”
The editors forgot to take it out of the final draft:
- From a chapter on cyclic molecules: “‘Clearly the ring had an unwholesome power…’ —J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings.”
- “Note: it would have been extremely awkward to evaluate the integral”
Trying too hard to include pictures:
Yes, that’s a monkey looking in the mirror. Yes, it’s to demonstrate our facial recognition system.
Small percent error? Or just looking for an excuse to print that picture in a textbook?