Book of Extraordinary Facts

It’s natural for the mind to wander, and it’s perfectly normal to be curious about the world around us: What Hollywood star used her twin sister as her body double in a film? How do card sharks mark a deck? Where in California can you find the world’s oldest living tree? Which U.S. president spent some pre-politics time as a male model?

This gargantuan, 704-page hardcover book is chock-full of that information and more, covering pop culture, nature, technology, food, sports, art, history, religion, crime, and tales of the just plain weird. Learn about the strange collaboration between surrealist painter Salvador Dalí and comedy icon Harpo Marx. Read about what it was like to live during the London Blitz, and debunk popular urban legends. Get lassoed into facts about fascinating wedding customs around the world, and discover the reason behind one of the deadliest fires in American history.

Page Count: 704
Trim Size: 6 X 9
Color: 1-COLOR
Binding: PADDED
Project#: 01855601
Item#: 3332201
ISBN 13: 978-1-4508-5395-8
ISBN: 1-4508-5395-1