Ireland (Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places)

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  • Order a pint in almost any pub in Ireland and you will automatically be served Guinness.
  • Ireland has the highest per capita rate of tea consumption in the world; drinking tea is such a part of daily life that every pub is required, by law, to provide it.
  • Ireland has twice as many cattle as people.
  • There are at least five ...
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Overview

Did You Know?

  • Order a pint in almost any pub in Ireland and you will automatically be served Guinness.
  • Ireland has the highest per capita rate of tea consumption in the world; drinking tea is such a part of daily life that every pub is required, by law, to provide it.
  • Ireland has twice as many cattle as people.
  • There are at least five different accents in Dublin alone.

In this follow-up to the popular Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Stuff, David Hoffman delves into the stories behind some of our favorite places. Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places goes beyond the obvious to reveal the tidbits that we have yet to discover. Covering every aspect—from food, film, and fashion to people, history, and art—these collections of offbeat facts and figures are guaranteed to delight a first-time visitor and surprise even the most jaded local. Packed with a wealth of revelations, Little-Known Facts about Well-Known Places is a must-have for know-it-alls, information addicts, curious readers, armchair travelers, and pop culture junkies of all ages.

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David Hoffman is a television writer, a frequent on-camera correspondent, and the author of a dozen books about popular culture, for which, in recent years, he has been paid to play with toys, challenge untapped cooking skills (with the help of some big-name chefs), and eat and shop his way across the country. He lives in Los Angeles, where he likes to pretend this is hard work.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    Well-Known Places Become Well-Known Facts

    Excellent book filled with facts about Ireland. Good trivia base as well as useful knowledge of the country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2010

    Surprise

    You never get tired of the wow factor in the Little Known Facts about Well Known Place, Ireland. Surprise after surprise keeps this book a page turner.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    The inside and little known information you can use in visiting Ireland.

    This was fun and entertaining. It made me want to get on a plane right away so that I could be there visiting those places. Can't wait to make my visit to the green isle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    fun facts

    easy read, fun information

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2009

    Interesting and Fun!

    I loved this book. I put it on my coffee table and when I pass by I pick it up and read a little fact. Everyone who comes over always manages to learn something new!

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    Posted November 21, 2009

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