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Weird but True! 3: 300 Outrageous Facts

Weird but True! 3: 300 Outrageous Facts

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by National Geographic Kids
     
 

Did you know that a lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away? That an astronaut's heartbeat slows down in space? That about $50 billion of Monopoly money is printed each year? Three hundred wacky facts pop from the colorful, compact pages of Weird but True! 3, an irresistible trove of facts and fun, based on the top-scoring feature in the country's

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Did you know that a lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away? That an astronaut's heartbeat slows down in space? That about $50 billion of Monopoly money is printed each year? Three hundred wacky facts pop from the colorful, compact pages of Weird but True! 3, an irresistible trove of facts and fun, based on the top-scoring feature in the country's premier children's magazine—National Geographic Kids. Brain-bending information entertains as it educates, covering topics such as science, animals, food, pop culture, weather, geography, and everything else under the sun. Plus, for the first time, this edition contains fun facts generated by readers! The original Weird but True book was an overnight success, selling tens of thousand of copies through bookstores in its first month on the market. The third edition is poised to follow, as it explodes with all-new facts, whimsical design, and even more eye-popping features that kids will love.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
This third book of trivia for kids is similar to the first two in the series. All are based on the concept begun as a feature page in "National Geographic Kids Magazine," the presentation of strange and unrelated facts through colorful images. High-quality photographs, unusual graphics, and text in a variety of fonts and colors jump out at the reader. Random facts are depicted with no organizational design. As an example, opening the book near the middle (pages 98-99) informs the reader that "Smelling good scents, such as roses, when you sleep may give you happy dreams," "A goldfish will turn gray if kept in the dark for a long time," "Ancient Greeks used hula hoops," and "About 95 percent of the stuff in the universe is invisible." People of all ages will enjoy perusing the facts and playing the "Did you know?" or the "Listen to this!" games. It's all intended for good fun. A note at the beginning of the book verifies that all information included has been checked by experts. It even lists a website for finding more fun facts. An index in the back, called a "FACTFINDER," proves to be a useful way to return to specific facts and photographs. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426307669
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
06/14/2011
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
88,945
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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Weird but True! 3: 300 Outrageous Facts 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strange info, but very interesting!
SuperMom20 More than 1 year ago
funny
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