Just posted on the parallel books on urban legends of the Old and of the New Testaments, so won't repeat that all here. The category "urban legend" is misused here. An urban legend is a story that is passed from person to person about some supposed event, one which occurred to a person whom the teller does not know, often a FOAF (friend of a friend). It is a story characterized by its rootlessness, and by its longevity - no-one can say when or where it happened. Urban legends usually have an ironic twist, often either frightening or humorous. The instances in this book are not urban legends at all, but "common misconceptions" (this correct noun is used in the subtitle)." And even then, many of these "misconceptions" are based on legitimate differences of opinion; that is, the list is not obviously a list of errors.