Thursday, July 12, 2007

Everything You Need to Know About the World by Simon Eliot

Did you know... ...the Southern American electric eel can knock out a horse from nine feet away? ...Rubbing your hair with peanut butter can remove gum from your hair? ...the word pineapple got its name because the first Europeans thought it looked like a large pine cone and tasted like an apple? ...a Japanese man farted over 3000 times in a row on TV in 1980? ...hens don't actually sit on their eggs, but sit behind them and puff out their feathers in front of them to cover the eggs? Well if you don't know these things, and are surprised by it, you will surely enjoy this book! "Everything You Need to Know About the World" is a packed book filled with funny facts that ranges from weird science to pop culture. Also, the little cartoons and "handwritten" comments add to its fun. With 180 pages of fun little facts, people of all ages can be amazed by it! This book is filled with facts about things you never thought you knew, or thought you knew but were incorrect, or was just plain embarrassed to ask!

This book just pops random facts here and there. But there are 22 chapters, or categorizes that ranges from 1 page to 24 pages. It gives all sorts of different facts that the whole family can read and enjoy! There are numerous things in this book that I had no idea about, or I thought I knew but were wrong. Some of the items in this book really surprised me. I'm sure it'll surprise most people out there too. Overall, this book is a really easy, simple book packed with amazing facts. The cartoons and drawings make it more fun to read, and I sure enjoyed reading this book.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 7

Reviewer Age: 13
Reviewer City, State and Country: Sunnyvale, CA USA