Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts

Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts

by Dan Lewis

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Overview

Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" —Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia

Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?

Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.

Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.

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"Whether online, in an email inbox or in the print version, Now I Know is a consistent delight and well worth seeking out for fans of factoids. The book flies by and readers will struggle to resist the urge to read just one more before bed." - Daily Texan

"A mind-tickling encyclopedia.... Now I Know is a treat in its entirety...an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found." —Brain Pickings

"Promises to serve those who are frequently surrounded by know-it-alls—or aspire to become one themselves. One of the most compelling aspects of Now I Know is that it shows how seemingly obscure facts can tell a bigger story.... So now you know." —Jewish Daily Forward

"Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story which is a mini mind bender on its own." - BoingBoing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440563621
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 10/18/2013
Series: Now I Know
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 187,205
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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