02 February 2015

Review: 1,339 QI (Quite Interesting) Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin

1,339 QI (Quite Interesting) Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin book cover
1,339 QI (Quite Interesting) Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop is jam packed with funny, interesting and quirky facts that you'll want to read aloud to anyone within listening distance. 

There's a combination of facts that flow logically on from each other without being broken down into specific chapters (e.g. animals, human body, history etc) that made for a seamless, uninterrupted read.

I borrowed this book from the library and everyone who saw it in my living room couldn't resist picking it up and then reading out a snippet or two. Perfect!

Here are three of my favourite facts from the book:

It's impossible to hum while holding your nose. Page 76

Burning Mountain, Australia, is a natural coal fire that has been alight for 6,000 years. Page 146

A group of kittens is called a 'kindle.' Page 148

Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper is so high, and its lifts are so fast, that you can watch the sun set at ground level, travel to the roof and watch it set again. Page 225

1,339 QI (Quite Interesting) Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop is a brilliant coffee table book presented in a small hardback edition perfect for throwing in your bag and taking with you to pass the time.

Highly recommended for a variety of readers, young and old.

My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!

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  1. Hopping over from the Nonfiction Reading Challenge...

    Okay. You got me to attempt to hum while holding my nose. LOL!

  2. Brilliant, I did it too, LOL!! Thanks for visiting.

  3. I love random facts like this, I'll have to add it to my list.

  4. Excellent, hope you like it Nikki E. I saw it for sale in the Post Office yesterday too, although I borrowed mine from the library.

  5. I LOVE the facts you listed.

    Of course, I had to try to hum while holding my nose. :)

    I never knew that a group of kittens was called a kindle.

    What a great gift this book would make for a few folks I know.

    THANK YOU so much for sharing. I love it...love the cover too.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved March Edition. I am in the list as #10.

    My book entry is below. A Memory of Violets is going to be a favorite for this year.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Entry

  6. Thanks for dropping by Elizabeth and I'm glad you enjoyed the snippets, this is really a fun read.

    I'm off to check out your favourite read for the month :-)


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