My Year of Living Biblically

In this TED Talk, author, philosopher, prankster and journalist AJ Jacobs talks about the year he spent living biblically — following the rules in the Bible as literally as possible.

Jacobs is author of The Know-It-All, which documents the year he spent reading the Encyclopedia Britannica from A to Z, uncovering both funny and surprising factoids but also poignant insight into history and human nature. In 2007 he released¬†The Year of Living Biblically, in which he attempted to follow every single rule in the Bible as literally as possible for an entire year. His recent book¬†The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment¬†is a collection of numerous personal experiments. including living according to George Washington’s rules of conduct, outsourcing every single task to India, and posing as a woman on an online dating site.