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Weird-o-pedia: The Ultimate Collection of Startling, Strange, and Incredibly Weird Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things [Paperback]

Alex Palmer
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16 Aug 2012
WEIRD: 1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of the preternatural or supernatural. 2. Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange. 3. Of or relating to fate or the Fates. Now that you've got the definition check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive collection of oddities: THE BRAIN IS THE FATTIEST ORGAN IN THE BODY (All the Zumba in the world won't help you drop that weight) * SALT IS THE ONLY ROCK EATEN BY HUMANS (Although some rocks can be snorted) * NOVEMBER 19 IS WORLD TOILET DAY (No comment) * RATTLESNAKE MATING SESSIONS CAN LAST MORE THAN 22 HOURS (Ouch) * PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROM HOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (Nice fries, sociopath) Now the next time someone tells you smugly that starfish have no brains, you can counter with any one of these 1,045 facts and remain king or queen of the cocktail (or kegger) chatter.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (16 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616086483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616086480
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 14.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,537 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fun and educational collection of facts about all sorts of things, but it is not what you might expect from the title. There are no ghosts or aliens, no world record breakers or any of the sort of things you find in Ripley'sBelieve It Or Not. No, this is trivia about the unusual world around us and about ourselves as well. . . .This book is highly recommended. --Blogcritics

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The ultimate reference book of strange and surprising facts about ordinary things.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Weird-o-pedia Book 31 May 2013
By Mrs. P.
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Brought as a gift for a teacher. Delivery was fantastic (express 24 hour) arrived to the minute and was kept informed by text message so didn't have to waste my day waiting in.
The book itself was BRILLIANT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This tome is jam-packed full of stuff you've never learned in school,or anywhere else. 30 Sep 2012
By J. Guild - Published on
The title is not really indicative of what this book is really all about.I expected it to deal with the real Weird stuff,even more so than some of the "stuff" you get from "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" But this is not the case.It deals more with normal everyday things,but shows how little we realy understand or know about things that are all around us and part of our everyday life.Many things that we take for granted or perhaps never really gave much thought to;are in fact very different than most people think or believe.
The book is filled with hundreds of ordinary things that you never knew.The book has 209 pages,is very well constructed and printed on excellent paper.
Palmer sorts out all these interesting facts and organizes them in 12 chapters.
Food & Drink
Love & Sex
Friends & Family
Around The House
Out & About
At the back of the book,a detailed section gives the sources of all the facts presented in the book and organized by chapter;making it easy for anyone who wants to verify anything in the book or to delve further into the subject.
I could choose a fact from any page as an indication of some of the surprising things in this book.So,here is an example;

"Flip-flops seem harmless,but they might be messing you up with every step.Doctors advise that the spongy material and weak arch support in most pairs of flip-flops can cause feet to roll inward,leading to potential injury and flat feet.One study found that many flip-flop wearers grip their toes as they take a step,which leads to a shorter stride."
This book will not only entertain you but will amaz you and increase your knowledge of many ordinary things around you.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just plain fun 15 Oct 2012
By Andy Isaacson - Published on
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This book is just plain fun - easy to digest snippets of fun facts and trivia. Plus, there's a citation for everything in the back, so you can win out when your friends call BS!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and entertaining 27 Aug 2013
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I got this and read it aloud with friends while we drove across the country on a road trip. It was interesting and entertaining and started some great conversations.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Facts Aren't as Weird As They're Advertised. 19 Aug 2013
By Karyn S. Davis - Published on
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I would say that what I've read so far has been extremely informative and fascinating. However, going by the title, I was
expecting some really weird stuff. There are some a bit weird but mostly just unusual. I would recommend this book
because of it's filled chock full of brief, entertaining and non-fiction stories.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Weird info 3 Aug 2013
By GAYLA SMITH - Published on
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Another one of my favorite topics. It is good. Not quite what I expected, but, still very entertaining. Think most "weirdo" will appreciate it.
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