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Have you ever wondered what happens to luggage that goes unclaimed at the airport? How about the origin of naming hurricanes after people? For a behind-the-scenes look at some of the craziest, interesting, and need-to-know facts, we've got you covered with The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts. The audiobook contains hundreds of trivia facts and stories, ranging from the interesting and informative, to the simply outrageous.

Are you the trivia buff in your friend group? Maybe you're just always hoping to learn more random facts to keep up your sleeve. Whether you're a regular trivia fanatic or someone looking for a fun audiobook to listen to, this audiobook goes beyond the scope of general knowledge into some of the most interesting facts and intriguing trivia tidbits out there.

Everyone can use some fun facts in their life! No other fact audiobooks cover anything and everything - from the most insane rent agreement in New York history, to the way in which the Titanic disaster could potentially have been averted. The knowledge encyclopedia you've been searching for is finally here.

Learn how much a hot dog cart permit costs in New York City, and explore some of the oddest houses in the world. The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts is the trivia audiobook of all trivia audiobooks. Find everything you've ever wanted, but never quite needed to know, all under one cover.

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Fun book

This book is full of fun, interesting facts. It's an easy listen; though, I got more out of it listening in short (10-20 min) stints. The narration is great, too. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Interesting but not for a binge reader like me.

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This book doesn't really have an overarching story, so I am going to judge it on the merit of the factoids and trivia it contained. In that reguard it was hit and miss, hitting more often than missing fortunately. I would say about an 80/20 split between interesting to forgettable bits. That said I use audible to binge books hours at a time so for a reader like myself who plans on listening to something for a long stretch this particular books style where it gives short bits then moves on to completely unrelated stuff was a bit taxing to get through.

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Bill O'Neill was excellent for his part, for me he was the thing that kept me coming back to listen for another stretch. Total kudos to him for a wonderful performance.

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Interesting stuff with no real thread between them. Probly good for a short 10-20 minute listen here and there, but not great if you want to sit down and listen to the book for a few hours.

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this book is awesome!

this has so much information in it. its very, very interesting, and so many of the stories are downright funny, and there are a few that are just odd! it is very worth the credit. and worth the knowledge. I honestly loved almost every bit of inflation in this book!
Who would of known there was a SAND MAFFIA?


Rob Maxwell did a fine job reading this. you can also tell he had a blast doing it.

I would like to thank the author, narrator, or publisher for providing me this audiobook at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Love this kind of stuff!

Keing a fan of sometimes useless trivia, this was right up my alley. Some stuff I knew, much of it I did not, and the presentation was engaging and easy to listen to. I especially loved the somewhat conversational delivery. I did, however, catch a couple of mispronounced words, and a couple of editing oopses (repeated passages and such), but no show stoppers, and certainly that substantially detracted from the material or presentation.

I received this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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Perfect for Trivia Stars

This book contains nothing but short, encyclopedia style entries about random facts or events in history. Arranged in no discernible order, it's hard to know what the purpose of such a book could be. Even if I was trying to find a specific entry or fact it might be difficult to do so. Still, it's fairly interesting reading and would likely keep you entertained on a car ride or during tedious household chores.

I really don't know how much of the knowledge I have retained as without context, the facts just go in one ear and out the other. Still, it might be useful for people who have a good memory or spend a lot of time playing trivia at bars.

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Fun and fascinating facts!

The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia, by Bill O’Neill is chock-full of thought-provoking tidbits of trivia. I have to say, I learned a lot. Numerous fun, fascinating, and unforgettable topics are covered.

A most intriguing and eerie topic was about Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. They had much more in common than being President!

They were both boat captains
They were the second child in their family
They were elected in the year 60 (Lincoln 1860, Kennedy 1960)
They had 3 children living with them in the white house
Each had a child die during their presidency
Lincoln had secretary with the last name Kennedy
Kennedy had secretary with the last name Lincoln
Upon their deaths they were succeeded by VPs with the last name Johnson (Andrew Johnson and Lyndon B. Johnson)
John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald (assassins of these presidents) each had 15 letters in their name
Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre then fled to a warehouse
Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse then fled to a theatre.

I’ve listed several other interesting things I learned from this book of knowledge:

There is a store in Scottsboro, Alabama that sells items that were found in unclaimed luggage from airports, trains, buses, and trucks. It’s appropriately called The Unclaimed Baggage Center, and it spans more than a city block.

In Spain, it’s illegal to drive in flip-flops, or with an arm hanging out the driver’s window. You can also receive a fine if your ears aren’t visible at all times.

There is a disorder called Maple Syrup Urine disease. Uh…yeah.

For fifty dollars, a doctor can purchase a Fictitious Name Permit that allows them to practice under an assumed or false name.

Hawaiian pizza was invented in Canada. Hmm…

I’ve no doubt you’ll be surprised and entertained by this fun encyclopedia, and no doubt, you’ll learn a thing or two. I did!

Audio Narration: Rob Maxwell gives a wonderful narrative. His voice is smooth and clear, with a suitable inflection and pronunciation.

Audio Production Quality: The production quality of this audio book is clear, with no distracting background music, static, or skips.

Overall opinion: The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia is as its title states--FUN. The trivia ranges from educational to downright silly, containing stimulating facts sure to boost conversation. I received this audiobook from a member giveaway at LibraryThing. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Nicely done

Very entertaining. Great narration. A nice easy listen. Loved all the random facts and made me want to look deeper into quite a few of them. Did notice the audio repeated itself in a couple of spots. Great book, well done!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review


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Interesting facts

If you want a non committed listen while you do the dishes or housework or simply knowing a bunch of facts for conversation starters this book does both. With many facts and anecdotes it provides an easy listen for the time you don't have the mental or emotional investment to follow a novel and can always help with your trivia scores.

Rob Maxwell makes it an easy going listen as it flows much like a conversation as he fills you in on a sarce known fact about the founder of Mother's day or who the oldest person recorded in modern recorded history is.

***I received a free copy at my request from the author, publisher or narrator in exchange for an honest review***

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Very entertaining

I really enjoyed this. It was actually a little addicting. A wide variety of fun, interesting, humorous, weird and strange facts about on a wide range of topics. Everything from languages to people, places, food, entertainment, animals, insects and history. It's an entertaining hodge podge of facts. Some of the facts do involve adult topics so even though the facts are interesting and sometimes humorous it's not appropriate for all ages.

Half the fun of listening to an audiobook is learning something new with each book. This book definitely gives you numerous new things to add to your list of knowledge.

Rob Maxwell did a great job with the narration. Nice voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. His narration is clearly spoken with an even pace. Some of the facts are delivered with a chuckle some with a more serious tone depending what it was. It added life to each tidbit and made it fun. Very enjoyable.

There aren't really chapters so the only way to reference errors is by mentioning the story. There were a couple of repeated lines one I was able to note at the time was the fun fact about Timothy Murry.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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Interesting mix of information

If you enjoy trivia books, this is a good one. A good mixture of trivia from across the boards and the narration is decent.