Weird But True!: 300 Outrageous Facts

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At last, all those weird but true facts that readers of National Geographic Kids love so much are collected into a fun-filled book that you?ll come back to again and again!

Weird But True is based on the hugely popular magazine page of quirky, fun facts that many readers of National Geographic Kids magazine turn to first. Why? Well did you know that... Peanut butter can be converted into a diamond? The world?s oldest pet goldfish lived to be 43 years old? The world?s longest ...

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Overview

At last, all those weird but true facts that readers of National Geographic Kids love so much are collected into a fun-filled book that you’ll come back to again and again!

Weird But True is based on the hugely popular magazine page of quirky, fun facts that many readers of National Geographic Kids magazine turn to first. Why? Well did you know that... Peanut butter can be converted into a diamond? The world’s oldest pet goldfish lived to be 43 years old? The world’s longest soap bubble was as long as four school buses? On Neptune, the wind blows up to 1,243 miles an hour? An elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as a bowling ball?

All of the facts in this handy book will amaze friends and family: Animals Superpowers...Chills and Thrills...Eat or Be Eaten...Mini and Mega...Wild and Crazy, and much, much more. Adjacent pages for such facts present a one-paragraph explanation of how that fact is possible or why it is so.

Wacky facts, fascinating information, and lively art combine in this easy-to-browse, casual reference book that is sure to give young readers hours of fun.

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Children's Literature - Nicole Peterson Davis
That a sea turtle can weigh as much as a water buffalo, astronauts have grown potatoes on the space shuttle, and bulls are color blind so the color red does not make them angry are only some of the 300 bizarre, mind-blowing items about everything on earth and beyond found in this book of fun factoids. Each page contains between one and three short, interesting trivia facts that are illustrated with fun fonts, illustrations, or entertaining photographs. Readers will want to know more about these short tidbits of information, and will be forced to research in other locations. The book contains an index for easier navigation of this enjoyable book. It is a brain-teasing treat that will wow readers everywhere. Reviewer: Nicole Peterson Davis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426305948
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 88,577
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 6.58 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    Great book for young readers

    My first grader got this book today and loves reading all these amazing facts and sharing them with friends and family. Highly recommend!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2010

    Great gift!

    I bought this for my young nephews ages 6 and 8. They loved reading the fun weird facts!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

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    This is book is amazing! It's great for young readers! It teaches them facts about all the cool stuff! Young readers won't want to put this book down! It's great for parents and young reader's to read together! It's a great way to learn, but it's fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2013

    My daughter loves these, she read it in just two days, every sec

    My daughter loves these, she read it in just two days, every second she could after school, and she remembers many of them.  Highly recomment!

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    I love this book! Very intreiging. I'd reccomend it.

    I love this book! Very intreiging. I'd reccomend it.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    thats wierd!

    some honeybee queens quack! thats just wierd.learn alot of wierd but true facts.

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