Author(s): Clive Gifford
Did you know that the average person passes gas between seven and fifteen times a day? Or that famous boxer George Foreman has five sons, and named each one of them George? Or that a temple in India has thousands of rats living inside it? Wow your friends with the 100 weirdest and grossest facts ever! Covering topics from science, biology, history, the arts, technology and general knowledge, these books are packed with funny, disgusting and interesting facts. Author Information Clive Gifford published his first book when he was 17, and moved into an editorial career in children's book publishing after he graduated from Southampton University. At 30, he decided to become a full-time writer, and shortly thereafter won the Times Educational supplement Information Book of the Year award. He lives in Manchester.
'A truly fascinating collection of trivia! One of those books that has you thinking 'I don't believe that' but they are all true! ... A great book to dip into whenever you have a few minutes to spare and adults will find it as fascinating as children do.' - 20th October
CLIVE GIFFORD published his first book when he was 17, and moved into an editorial career in children's book publishing after he graduated from Southampton University. At 30, he decided to become a full-time writer, and shortly thereafter won the Times Educational Supplement Information Book of the Year award. He lives in Manchester.
Built for speed p8 Aztec punishment p9 Giant money p10 Unusual flag p11 Ticklish problem p12 Amazing email p13 Da Vinco's code p14 Fastest ice hockey puck p15 Beard ban p16 Unlucky! p17 Ballooning adventure p18 Shortest war p19 Spinning gold p20 Michael mix-up p21 There's a bug in my shoe p22 Biggest football score p23 Awesome apps p24 Duelling president p25 What's in a name p26 Incredible eBay p27 Closest planet to the sun p28 The first microchip p29 First flight p30 Biggest beaver dam p31 Teenage tycoon p32 Ban on sliced bread p33 Largest meteorite p34 Late surrender p35 Big hearted p36 Speeding on ice p37 Computer chess champion p38 Taller in space p39 Big coincidence p40 Don't forget the hat p41 Tiny country p42 Exploring the Grand Canyon p43 Writer's fortune p44 Shipwrecked p45 Journey into space p46 Mysterious explosion p47 Popcorn culture p48 Valuable coin p49 Misplaced names p50 Bond car bargain p51 Stowaway p52 Waste of water p53 Amazing antlers p54 Freshwater store p55 Driving upside down p56 Barking bird p57 Before they were famous (part 1) p58 Million dollar bills p59 Crazy weapons p60 Driving backwards p61 History lesson p62 Scouting spy p63 Underground town p64 Batmobile p65 Wife-carrying competition p66 Towering task p67 Smallest production car p68 Family connection p69 free postage p70 Tutankhamen's tomb p71 British eccentric p72 Outsized computer p73 Tone deaf president p74 Don't drop it! p75 Declaration of Independence p76 Listen with your knees p77 World-record breaker p78 Booming business p79 Before they were famous (part 2) p80 Tin can p81 Flea-sized cannon p82 Missing letter p83 Loudest eruption p84 Betting on a book p85 Lego computer case p86 What's a nerd? p87 World Wide Web p88 What are the chances? p89 Teaspoon sized kangaroo p90 Most expensive computer game p91 Water bombing aircraft p92 Super soaker p93 Killer golf hole p94 Naming Pluto p95 The secret of success p96 Unbreakable record p97 Tallest dam p98 Monster leap p99 A year's rain in a day p100 Robotic vacuum cleaner p101 POP-ular bubblewrap p102 Major mishap p103 Loudest roar p104 Autopsy surprise p105 Pigeon-guided missiles p106 It's a knock out! p107 Index p108