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1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

John Lloyd (Author), John Mitchinson (Author), James Harkin (Author)

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A New York Times Bestseller

From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI and the best-selling Book of General Ignorance: 1,227 mind-bending facts.

Did you know?

• Cows moo in regional accents.

• The international dialing code for Russia is 007.

• The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body.

• Pants are responsible for twice as many accidents as chain saws.

• Saddam Hussein's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker.

• Heroin was originally sold as cough medicine.

1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off is a trove of the strangest, funniest, and most improbable tidbits of knowledge—all painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • September 2013
  • ISBN 978-0-393-24103-7
  • 4.7 × 7.3 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide, excluding Canada, the British Commonwealth and the European Union.

Endorsements & Reviews

“Entertaining…elicit[s] plenty of laughs.” — Stevie Godson, New York Journal of Books

“Informative, astonishing and often hilarious.” — Today.com

“Amusing fodder for trivia nuts.” — Library Journal

“You can’t NOT read books like this. They’re addicting.” — Maggie Galehouse, Houston Chronicle

“A treasure trove of factoids.” — National Public Radio, Weekend Edition

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