"okay Class. Clear off your desks and take out a pencil. Pop
Don't you hate it when your teacher says that? I did when I
was in school. It used to make my stomach turn and my knees knock.
To me, the only thing that's worse than hearing the dread words
"pop quiz" is hearing someone say, "History is boring." So, even
though I hated pop quizzes, I love to talk about things like history,
geography, and the universe all the subjects we're supposed
to learn in school. Most people tell me they don't learn these
things because they are "boring."
That's why I write the Don't Know Much About® series of
books. The whole point of my books and this web site is
to show you how fascinating things like history and geography
can be. It's simple. We just ask some questions and get some real
answers and have some fun doing it.
We all have questions. Sometimes we're afraid to ask them because
we think we'll sound dumb. Well, guess what? There are no dumb
questions in the Don't Know Much About® world. There are
some silly questions. But that's just part of the fun.
So come on in and look for some answers to questions you might
have. Or maybe you'll find a question you haven't even thought
of. But don't worry. There's no pop quiz at the end!
Kenneth C. Davis