Weird but True!

Weird but True!

5 : 300 Outrageous Facts

Book - 2013
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A collection of fun and surprising facts about our world.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2013
ISBN: 9781426311246
Branch Call Number: 031.02 We
Description: 205 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Alternative Title: Weird but true! Five


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SPL_Childrens Mar 20, 2014

The fifth installment in National Geographic’s 300 Outrageous Facts series is just as engrossing as the previous books.

Did you know that we can smell scents better through our right nostril than our left, that a tyrannosaurus’s arms were so short that it couldn’t scratch its own nose, that some goats can climb trees, and that roasted ants are a popular snack in Columbia?

Here’s more: the world’s biggest skateboard is almost as long as a school bus, hot water can freeze faster than cold water, and a man once blew a bubble gum bubble that was larger than a basketball. Aha!

Young readers will also be intrigued by an octopus’s unusual ability to detach one of its own arms on purpose and then regrow it … and by the many other quirky, fun (and entirely age-appropriate) facts selected for this book.

With its many eye-catching graphics, uncluttered layout and large print font, this “fast read” will appeal even to reluctant readers. Like the other books in the series, it can be read over and over again.


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