2201 Fascinating Facts
Did you know that:
—in 1740 a cow was found guilty of sorcery in France and publicly hanged?
—the principality of Monaco consists of only 370 acres?
—the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows?
—there are ten million bricks in the Empire State Building?
These intriguing facts and 2197 more like them are collected here to delight, entertain, educate and astonish trivia buffs, esoterica experts, information addicts and anyone else with a passion for collecting odd bits of knowledge.
Dip into2201 Fascinating Factsand you'll be hooked instantly. You'll find provocative, curious and often humorous facts about everything from the body, smoking, sports, and geography to place names, human oddities, weather, royalty, government, fallacies, firsts, fashions and dozens of other topics.
2201 Fascinating Factswill help you settle bets, finish crossword puzzles, amaze your friends. It will supply you with an endless fund of conversation starters—and stoppers. And because you'll be the only one around who knows how many calories there are in the glue on a postage stamp, who invented the parking meter or how many ridges there are around the edge of a quarter, you'll soon find yourself the star of the office lunch group and the life of every party.
Whether you're merely an interested collector of trivia or a hardcore fact fiend, you'll find2201 Fascinating Factstotally irresistible. It will be a book you'll go back to again and again.
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This is a great book!!! For anyone who craves trivial, useless, yet interesting knowledge, this one's for you. Filled cover to cover with little gems like the "banana is not a fruit it is an herb, and the largest of its kind." "The ten gallon hat holds roughly one gallon of liquid." I could give more fascinating examples but why don't you read the book and give some fascinating examples of your own?
Review: 2201 Fascinating Facts: 2 Vols. in OneUser Review - Aaron - Goodreads
Interesting facts spanning 87 topics. This was previously published in two volumes, but has here thankfully been condensed into one. 387 pages and over 300 illustrations supporting the 2201 ... Read full review
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