1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off (Hardcover)

By John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393241037, 334pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2013

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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.



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