Ultimate Weird But True

Ultimate Weird But True

By National Geographic (Manufactured by)

National Geographic Society, Library Binding, 9781426308956, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2011

Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did, or that there's a car that drives underwater?
This supersized, hardcover addition to the blockbuster "Weird But True "series, "Ultimate Weird But True "is packed 1,000 amazing facts and eye-popping photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a colorful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun.
Flip through these boldly-designed pages and you ll find hundreds of snack-size stories about weird animals, space vacations, wacky inventions, freaky weather, amazing feats, wild extreme sports, and more. You ll discover:
. A real-life Spider-Man man who scales skyscrapers with his bare hands
. A fish that plays soccer
. A $150,000 diamond-studded cupcake
. A man who makes himself invisible
. An upside-down house
. A hotel shaped like a giant beagle
. Tornadoes of fire
. A mouse that hitched a ride on a frog's back
. A dog that can read
. A motorcycle shaped like hamburger
. A 13-foot-tall pink poodle
. Millions of red crabs
. A white alligator
. A robot that can do your grocery shopping, and much more
. Plus, cool illustrations, and "Ultimate Secret Revealed" features that explain the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, such as how it's possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky.

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