Weird-O-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things

Weird-O-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things

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by Alex Palmer
     
 

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Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:

* HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there’s a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food)

* NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time)

* PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR

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Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:

* HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there’s a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food)

* NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time)

* PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROMHOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (nice fries, sociopath)

* SURFING THE INTERNET ACTUALLY MAKES YOU SMARTER (but not as smart as reading this book will)

Now the next time someone tells you smugly that Pluto isn’t a planet,you can counter with any one of these hundreds of weird facts and remain king or queen of the cocktail (or kegger) chatter.

Editorial Reviews

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“A fun and educational collection of facts about all sorts of things, but it is not what you might expect from the title. There are no ghosts or aliens, no world record breakers or any of the sort of things you find in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. No, this is trivia about the unusual world around us and about ourselves as well. . . .This book is highly recommended.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616086480
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
275,624
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Blogcritics
A fun and educational collection of facts about all sorts of things, but it is not what you might expect from the title. There are no ghosts or aliens, no world record breakers or any of the sort of things you find in Ripley's Believe It Or Not. No, this is trivia about the unusual world around us and about ourselves as well. . . .This book is highly recommended.

Meet the Author

Alex Palmer has written for the New York Post, Hollywood Reporter,
Billboard, the Rumpus, and the Huffington Post, among other publications.
He is also the author of Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always
Wanted to Know About Literature. Find him at: www.alexpalmerwrites.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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