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You can't possibly remember all the facts in this book so it's something to read a few times. I knew some of them but the majority were new and interesting. Toward the end some of the facts were repeats that's why I gave it 4 Stars. If you like Fun Facts this is the book for you.
Mildly entertaining. But it should really be called "5,000 Interesting Facts, 2,500 Repeats, 1,000 Partial Entries That Annoy You and 1,500 'Facts' That Are Not True." Buy this for the mild fun of the good half (at $3.99 it's a borderline buy), but be prepared for the annoyance of the other half.
Utter and complete nonsense. So far, I've found 200 entries that are just WRONG. Facts that are nothing more than false rumors on the Internet and such. Like "a duck's quack doesn't echo and no one knows why." Yeah? Snopes cites this as a very common silly urban legend. Many of these in this book. Instead of educating, the book MISeducates by presenting as fact falsehoods.
Not only that, but get this...1/3 through the book I have counted 150 NONSENSE "facts" where the so called author didn't even proofread or edit the book because the "item" is only a partial item. Such as, "John Johnson, Pete Anderson." The "author" didn't bother to proofread enough to know he only presented a half sentence.
This is a ripoff and such a mixture of some facts with many myths that anyone reading it stands to be embarrassed by stating things as factual that someone else will correct him on, making a fool of him.