101 Amazing Factsby Published 03 Jul 2014
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Did you know that Shakespeare wrote the world’s first ever knock knock joke? How much of a ribbon worm’s own body can it eat and still survive if it gets a little hungry? What unusual lost property has been handed in on the London Underground? And what surprising kind of song is the American national anthem based on? This absolutely fascinating book contains over one hundred facts covering various categories such as war, music, TV & film, ancient civilizations, royalty and many more. So whether you want to know which pirate ate a man’s beating heart, or what Lennon and McCartney’s unfinished play was called, then this is the book for you.
101 Amazing Facts Reviews
Certainly a quick and easy read. It was hard to ignore the grammatical and spelling errors though, and a bit strange to find several of them throughout the book.
Just finished reading “AMAZING FACTS” by D. L. NAGLE. A fascinating array of facts and figures about people, places and events. 19 illustrated pages....trivia.
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Over the years so many books of "facts" have proved to contain information that is incomplete, anecdotal, or actually spurious, that I spot check the entries. One of the entries in this book claims that if you were told that Christians were fed to lions in the Colosseum, you were lied to. Lied to is strong language. The author also claims that the Colosseum was built after the earliest Christian persecutions. Further, he claims that at the time it was built, the Roman government was enlightened concerning religion and people could worship whatever gods they wished. The Colosseum was built around 80 AD. Official persecution of Christians ended around 300 AD. My dates may be off a few decades, but the point is that Christians were persecuted well after the Colosseum was built. There are surviving records of Christians being thrown to animals, though there do not seem to be specific references to lions. However, the Romans threw so many people to lions, that it seems likely that some were Christians. The claim that Christians lied to entertain people with tales of brave martyrs and to gain followers is spurious.
The book also contains the oft repeated and likely apocryphal story about the British dropping a wooden bomb on a wooden German dummy airfield. Snopes classifies this story as fiction. It was likely a morale boosting joke.
One more example: the author claims that the Roman Emperor Claudius' wife engaged in a contest with a prostitute for which she was executed. Claudius had more than one wife. The only one I recall being executed was Messalina who was executed for conspiring against the Emperor. Messalina was a powerful political force with many enemies who spread stories about her which exaggerated her activities and appetites. This particular story is usually regarded as one of those exaggerations. Even were it true, it was not the cause of her execution. Her lust for power not her other lusts was the cause of her death.
My policy is very simple. If a book contains information which I know to be wrong, I do not accept things which I do not know about as fact. This book does not entertain or enlighten me enough for the required research to be worth the trouble. This review is from the Kindle e-book published July 2, 2014.
A fun freebie off Amazon that was a quick read and the sort of book you can dip into when you have a few minutes.
Full of interesting trivia, fun facts none of which will change your life but maybe interesting points to bring up in conversation. Contains over one hundred facts covering various categories such as war, music, TV & film, ancient civilisations, royalty and others.
This book was pretty interesting. The facts are quite different from each other. I didn't know most of them. But most of them are simply very interesting.