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Right? is a column by science journalist Christoph Drösser that has existed since 1997 in the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit .

In this column, the truthfulness of everyday wisdom is checked, from the existence of an eternity lightbulb to the toxicity of nicotine to questions such as "Is the white stuff on the mandarin ( mesocarp ) harmful?" There are now several books and sound carriers with the collected articles. In addition, the column is on weekdays in the show The beautiful morning of radioeins to hear, from 2008 to 2015 she was part of the NDR 2 morning on NDR 2 .

Book editions

Single volumes

All volumes with illustrations by Rattelschneck .

Collective editions
  • Right? All modern legends put to the test. With illustrations by Rattelschneck. Rowohlt, Reinbek 2003, ISBN 3-499-61626-2
  • When the skirts get shorter, the economy grows. The best of modern legends. Rowohlt, Reinbek 2008; ISBN 978-3499623745
  • Right? The great book of modern legends. Rowohlt, Reinbek 2010, ISBN 3-499-62628-4
Children's non-fiction


  • Right? Cheeky questions, lies and legends for clever kids. From 7 years. Speaker: Thor W. Müller. Active Music Publishing Society, Dortmund 2006
  • Incredible! But true? ISBN 3-89353-123-8
  • To err is human. ISBN 3-89353-130-0
  • Thunder and flashes of inspiration. ISBN 3-89353-136-X

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. radioeins: That's right archive