Pick at these engrossing facts one at a time, or binge on them by section to get a larger picture of the numbers that make up the world
The world is full of fascinating facts and statistics, but presented without context and in no particular order they can be overwhelming. By interpreting the world around us through numbers, you can break the most amazing and revealing of facts down to their bare bones. For example, did you know that the average eyelash lasts five months? That 400 quarter-pound hamburgers can be made out of one cow? Or that the average human will grow 590 miles of hair in their lifetime? Ordered in easily digestible sections such as "Around the World," "the USA," "Money," "Religion," and "History," navigate an ordered path through a noisy world of information overload.
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Mitchell Symons was a principal writer of early editions of Trivial Pursuit and has written more than 60 books, including That Book of Perfectly Useless Information, The Book of More Perfectly Useless Information, and Where Do Nudists Keep Their Hankies?Review:
A fun new book has got our number Saga the lavatory book of the year The Guardian An extraordinary proliferation of daft numerical facts Spectator Trivia fans should flock in their numbers to acquire this treasury of numerical delights The Good Book Guide Perfect for pub quiz fans and anyone who likes fascinating facts and figures NFU Countryside magazine
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