1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways

1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, and James Harkin Hardcover, 304-416 pages; 2013-2015
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1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways 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 5% of cats are allergic to humans? The symbol for the female sex (?) represents the hand mirror of the Roman goddess Venus? Or that, after first meeting him, Mussolini described Hitler as a "mad little clown"? The authors tell us that everything has been meticulously researched - and that they've mercifully left all that boring stuff out. Why 1,441 you ask? The very first factoid presented is "There are 1,411 tigers left in India." We're also offering the authors' equally amusing two previous troves of eclectic informational tidbits. What fun and enlightening browsing for, well, anyone interested in anything! Also see 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop. (AG)

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