1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, and James Harkin Hardcover, 368 pages; 2014
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A breezy collection of minutiae compiled by the team behind the BBC quiz show QI (which stands for "quite interesting"), 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop is guaranteed to elicit a "who knew?" from even the most rabid trivia hounds. Each page features roughly thematically linked morsels of intriguing knowledge, distilled into a pithy sentence or two. Did you know, for instance, that it is impossible to hum while holding your nose? The authors tell us that everything has been meticulously researched - and that they've mercifully left all that boring stuff out. Why 1,339 you ask? The very first factoid presented is "There are 1,339 bank branches in Peru." We're also offering the authors' previous - and equally amusing - trove of eclectic informational tidbits, 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off. What fun and enlightening browsing for, well, anyone interested in anything! Also see 1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways. (AG)

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