Monday, May 19, 2014
Review: 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, and James Harkin
Review by Lauren
copy from library; all opinions are my own
Review: This book really doesn't need explaining. As the title suggests, this is a book full of 1,227 "quite interesting" facts. All in all, I really appreciated most of what was included in this volume and I would love to read similar books. I think learning random facts is a lot of fun. Sometimes it even makes you want to look into the fact more and learn the details surrounding it.
Since this book is essentially self-explanatory, there really isn't a lot to say other than I recommend it. The authors are British so there are some facts included that I didn't completely understand, but most of what it's included would be suitable for any reader. This book would make an awesome gift for that hard to buy person or even to use as a stocking stuffer during the holiday season.
And now, I want to share some of the book's interesting facts to show you what you can expect:
"Oranges and lemons smell different due to chemically identical molecules that are mirror images of each other. An orange is really just a left-handed lemon."
"The boa constrictor is the only living animal whose common name is exactly the same as its scientific name."
"The inventor of 'Best before' dates - originally for milk- was Al Capone's brother Ralph."
"In 2011, cheese was the most stolen food in the world."
And there you have it, some of the facts included in this book! I really enjoyed reading this and would love to own a copy. While reading the book I shared many of the facts either in person with my family or on Facebook. A lot of people seemed to enjoy them, so this is definitely suitable for many.