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101 Amazing Facts [Kindle Edition]

Jack Goldstein
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Did you know that Shakespeare wrote the world’s first ever knock knock joke? How much of a ribbon worm’s own body can it eat and still survive if it gets a little hungry? What unusual lost property has been handed in on the London Underground? And what surprising kind of song is the American national anthem based on? This absolutely fascinating book contains over one hundred facts covering various categories such as war, music, TV & film, ancient civilizations, royalty and many more. So whether you want to know which pirate ate a man’s beating heart, or what Lennon and McCartney’s unfinished play was called, then this is the book for you.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4737 KB
  • Print Length: 55 pages
  • Publisher: AUK Authors; 2 edition (2 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #233 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth downloading - good free book! 4 July 2014
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Really enjoyed this. The facts are numbered, and separated into ten sections (plus a final single one) and most are a few lines long. There are a couple which weren't anything special, but most either made me think, or lol (especially the one about the football chickens!). I would say this is well worth the download - especially because it is free at the moment!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Interesting but without quoted sources, a "book" like this just loses value for me.

Okay - so I've an academic background & this influences my opinion - but a fact is only a "fact" if it can be attributed otherwise how can one know whether it's been plagiarised (no offence to Mr Goldstein intended) or whether the source is reliable? Of course, it's possible that the author is the sole source of all 101 amazing facts...

A previous reviewer commented that there were grammatical errors but I thought the spelling, grammar & indeed proof-reading were well done. One point I didn't particularly like was the rather wooden speech, rather like it'd been written for a school magazine. As this is a personal opinion though, I feel that quoting some examples would not illustrate my point to any great effect.

For a free book, one can certainly understand the repeated offers of further books (no doubt with a price attached) at the end of every "chapter", but I personally found this rather tiresome.

All-in-all interesting, but not really for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Noosnow
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A good quick reference for random facts to share at the dinner table. In terms of facts for their entertainment value 60% of them would be interesting and highly relevant to most readers, 30% are long winded and would only grab the interest of those individuals who are already devoted and have a keen interest in the topic. In such cases some prior knowledge would be required to get the full effect of the article. Unfortunately as for the remaining 10%, 1 out of 10 facts are both uninteresting and pointless to the extent of shirking even the most avid of fans, I found myself reading these articles and feeling a bit cheated like these facts were only placed in as fillers like the author run out of time whilst compiling the list and decided that only a few selective articles were enough to carry the reader through to the end.

All and all after the read I remember feeling a bit disappointed, wanting a whole lot more, I will be keeping some of the facts as reference for the next time someone mentions lions as being the king of the jungle or when a frivolous odd-voiced friend suggests singing the Greek national anthem, bad idea especially on a Friday's night out-some might say a night to remember, a night to forget more like.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Brief is an understatement 13 Aug. 2014
By Angel
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Some interesting facts however found there to be a lack of history behind some facts. Alright for a quick read however disappointing if you think your going to learn much new.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A filler! 14 July 2014
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Good as a quick read.
Suitable for teenagers to adults.
Entertaining yet trivial.
Three stars given.
More books available on specific topics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book 13 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A short interesting book full of trivia facts, some not as good as others but great for a free book. Recommended to all who like fascinating facts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Numbered and well laid out this was an interesting and entertaining book. Jack Goldstein has written a whole series of these books and they are well worth downloading to read. All are excellent value for money and great to have to hand to share with friends who have similar interests. I shall be gradually building up my library and also using them as stocking fillers when Christmas comes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Please Read 21 Mar. 2015
By @$.com
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This is an interesting book that offers the reader many unusual facts about a variety of genres. A great quick read yet this review is not one-sided as there are several letdowns such as the quantity of advertisements of other novels by the author. There are many facts included within this book yet many are useless and very ,well boring. A good novel for older readers yet I don't recommend this novel to anyone as it can get slightly repetitive and can give you a headache.

I hope that this review has helped you in any way possible and that you make the right decision whatever it may be. Thank you so much for reading this review and that you enjoy the book if you do eventually install or download this book.

Toby aged 11
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