I am a trivia fan, so this book caught my eye. It turned out to be a book that lists many of the most outrageous pieces of information that I have ever come across. Do I believe it all? Perhaps not in its entirety, but I have no intention of checking it out. I just enjoyed it for what it is...a conglomeration of interesting historical, scientific and just plain trivial facts that might just make me the life of my next party.
The main author of this book, John Lloyd, is the creator of the BBC quiz panel show QI (Quite Interesting), and the other two contributed information to this book. I found it somewhat addictive and do find myself trying to search further on some of the topics. This might make a great gift for a teacher to use during down time in the classroom, as long as she encourages the students to verify the stated facts.
Publisher - W. W. Norton & Company
Date of Publication - September 2, 2014