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Whitaker's World of Weird
 
 
Author
Tracey Turner.
Publisher A & C Black  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.25 x 4.6 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9781408104538
Pages/Publication Date 144/2008
Daedalus Item Code 42889
List Price: Import
Sale Price: $4.98
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Yes, the bite-sized bits of illustrated trivia, fun facts, and other entries in Whitaker's are frequently weird, describing strange phenomena, creepy creatures, bizarre coincidences, unsettling practices, unlikely occurrences, and odd activities that you can try for yourself. They also are highly entertaining, in no small part because the book is written by witty Brit Tracey Turner. Did you know, for example, that 16th-century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe kept a moose for a pet? Or that since the 1990s various people have reported time warps in central Liverpool? Or that elephant polo is a real sport? Or that fish rain down on Honduras once or twice every year? Or that two brothers were killed in moped accidents—one in 1975, the other in 1976—riding the same moped, struck by the same taxi, driven by the same cabbie, with the same passenger inside?
 
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