Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know

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Workman Publishing, Oct 31, 2017 - Reference - 208 pages
Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself “Happy Birthday”? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee?

Trivia meets its match.From Jupiter’s diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it’s a little book that delivers endless delight.
 

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User Review  - CarrieWuj - LibraryThing

3.5 Clever and fun -- nothing like making your own dream come true. This book was a result of a lifetime of sketch books and doodles combined with a love for bizarro information. The combo here works ... Read full review

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User Review  - JulesGDSide - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful collection of weird/fun facts. I love Mike Lowery's drawings and paired with fun facts this is a book that will certainly make it onto my bookshelf. Thank you to the publishers for providing an ARC of the book through NetGalley. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part One
4
Random Facts About History
5
Part Two
40
Random Facts About Animals
41
Part Three
92
Random Facts About Food and Drinks
93
Part Four
126
Random Facts About Science
127
Part Five
154
Random Facts About Everyday Things
155
A Few Words of Appreciation
202
About the Author
204
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About the author (2017)

Mike Lowery, creator of the Doodle Adventures series and The Kid’s Awesome Activity Calendar, is an illustrator whose work appears in everything from greeting cards to children’s books. He lives with his wife and daughter in Atlanta, Georgia.

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