Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Attack of the Factoids.

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Filled with trivial facts that you didn’t know you really wanted to know, just right for reading in the smallest room. ‘The average life span after retirement in 1900: 1.2 years, in 2000: 19.2 years. Cats are not mentioned in the Bible. Thirty-one American towns have the word 'liberty' in them. Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of unruly children. An acrocomic

is a person with long hair.’


SKU: 9781626860407


Uncle John is battening down the hatches and preparing for a Fact Attack in this third, un-bowl-ievable volume of fascinating facts! Packed with more than 400 pages, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factiods is a fact-a-palooza of obscure information. Like what, you ask? Here are just a few extraordinary examples: * Bats always turn left when they exit a cave. * In the 1960s, astronauts trained for moon voyages by walking on Hawaiian lava fields. * Lloyd's of London insured Bruce Springsteen's voice for 3.5 million English pounds. * Physician Amynthas of Alexandria, Greece, performed the first known nose job in the Third Century B.C. * Military toilet paper is printed in a camouflage design, since white could attract enemy fire. * Elvis Presley always wore a helmet when watching football on TV. * King Henry VIII's ladies at court had a ration of one gallon of beer per day. * It takes the energy from 50 leaves on an apple tree to produce one ripe fruit. * The only country to host the Summer Olympics but not win a sinlge gold medal was Canada, in 1976. And that's just the beginning! So what are you waiting for? Attack!

Book Details

Format PB
Publisher Thunder Bay Press
Imprint Canterbury Classics
Number of Pages 416
Publish Date 3/03/2014
Catalogue Aug18
Catalogue book number 204