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Surprising and Shocking Fun Facts: The Treasure Book of Amazing Trivia

Trivia Books, Games, and Quizzes, Volume 1
Narrated by: Sylvia Rae
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: History, World
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Surprising and Shocking Fun Facts: The Treasure Book of Amazing Trivia

This book will keep you entertained! You will discover fun and interesting facts you probably never knew existed! If you've ever shivered at the idea of eating tarantulas, or wondered why medieval kings have such odd nicknames, you'll enjoy a trip round the world of weird facts with this fascinating book. From weird food to odd funeral customs, from explorers who got lost to misleading translations, the book contains hundreds of intriguing trivia facts.

Maybe you want to impress your friends with a wealth of trivia - or maybe you're just fascinated by strange customs and odd traditions! This isn't just a round-up of odd facts - it's a treasury of enjoyable stories, some with a humorous turn or a twist in the tale. You'll be disgusted by some of the weird foods covered in the book - amused by Mark Thatcher, lost in the Sahara - captivated by the attempt to conquer the North Pole by balloon - and amazed by the way some Filipinos take their dead relatives out for a walk. We also introduce you to Columbus, the biggest failure ever, and the wonderfully named Ivailo the Cabbage, King of Bulgaria.

You may not be able to get a degree in geography or history with these fun facts - degree courses would be a lot more fun if you could! But this book will take you on a trip round the world and through the centuries that is enthralling and never, ever dull.

©2018 Bill Rogers (P)2019 Bill Rogers

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Enjoyable collection of facts

k. This was a good mix of different, fun facts. It's a good length, I loved this trivia quiet much it was very interesting and quite crazy a lovely trivia.There is no real organisation with them. They are just randomly scattered. So finding a particular one, or even a particular topic, again would prove difficult.

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A Fun Listen For All Ages

The narration is excellent. Narrator is pleasant to listen to and uses emphasis and inflection in all the right places.This book contains a plethora of trivia, some of it merely amusing and other bits absolutely fascinating. Filled with facts old and new, there is something here for everyone, even your 91-year-old grandma.

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A good book to relax

Interesting and funny facts compiled in this book, so it's a good light reading between huge books. I will be listening to this book again because it is so full of information it is was hard to retain everything. I would recommend this book if you like random trivia.v

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Random Trivia

I enjoy random facts so this audio book was very fun for me. I know others might not find this so. I love learning new things and checking out if what is said is true.

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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.

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Great book, well done!

I really enjoyed this. It was actually a little addicting. 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

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Fun general trivia to start new day

Always nice to get a little trivia in. I especially like books with varied topics like this one. It serves as a good break between other books and I like to use it as a reset while I figure out what I would like to listen next.

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I loved it!

This is a great collection of fun facts narrated nicely by Sylvia Rae.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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this book is awesome!

This book is full of fun, interesting facts. It's an easy listen;this has so much information in it. its very, very interesting, and so many of the stories are downright funny,The narration is great, too. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Everything you need to know is right here

I love random facts and maybe I've listen too many of them. As a first or even second time listener of such books this maybe great for you.Only one thing i will say that If you're a fan of trivia books,

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  • Daine Halsted
  • 05-20-19

Highly recommend this book

it's perfect for that!Like the other books in this series, it's a fantastic and easy going book that works for every situation.The book is based on one or two sentence random facts, and I mean random, in random order and everything! Much recommended!!

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  • Brandee Byfield
  • 05-20-19

This book Quick and interesting facts

I found this book to be very informative and interesting! I enjoyed the lighthearted and informal style of the book! Very interesting and I learned many new things.It's a good book, an interesting book.

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  • Patty Jang
  • 05-20-19

Shocking Fun Facts

I enjoyed this book, and you can see I gave it 5 stars.Great short, fun, and entertaining set of trivia. The narrator for the most part was good but his jokes fell flat. Still, well worth the money.

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  • Travis Batts
  • 05-20-19

Very fun stuff to learn

In this audio book contains some funny and interesting facts that I had never heard of before!.A huge number of weird facts are included in this book that is really awesome things for a learner.

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  • Cameron Buzzard
  • 05-20-19

Really interesting

I really enjoyed the narration of this Surprising and Shocking Fun Facts.This audio book does have some of the hocking Fun Facts that fills you up with the energy, a good audio book to listen to.

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  • Ingrid Jayne
  • 05-20-19

This audiobook will help

This audiobook will help to you scratch that curious itch to learn more about the world, and that feeling of going, The Big Book of Random Facts" is terrific, a real joy to listen, often hilarious, and very informative. It has information that

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  • Bernarda Bangs
  • 05-20-19

Random Facts

I enjoyed this book, and you can see I gave it 5 stars.Great short, fun, and entertaining set of trivia. The narrator for the most part was good but his jokes fell flat. Still, well worth the money.

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  • Lilliam Kisling
  • 05-20-19

Interesting facts

This book was very entertaining. It contains a lot of random facts that you wouldn't thought were true. Definitely recommend to everyone who wants to learn about things.

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  • Clay Hollenbach
  • 05-20-19

Kids will enjoy this most

The facts in the book were interesting, but I've listen most of them all before.Was a quick listen and gave me a different perspective on how I can approach my life. Positive change should be on every one lest. It's one of the best books on self-help I have listen.

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  • Dian Seng
  • 05-20-19

Great Listen!!! 5-Stars!!!!

Practice these teaching each day will bring changes in your life.It is a very easy read but insightful! It is a great addition to my collection as I move my life to more Laughter, Love, and Happiness!!