ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN'S RECORD BOOK OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL FACTS by Donald J. Sobol

ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN'S RECORD BOOK OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL FACTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Flabbergasting Facts, Gym Dandies, One Lioners, and so on: Sobol's answer to Guinness ranges within a page from government spending to donut-eating averages. It includes little Noahn facts about the Ark; an explanation (of sorts) for why ketchup pours slowly; some practical advice ("Thinking about a career? You might find one you like in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles); some out-of-the-way sports records ("Golf's craziest round. . .") and more records-for-their-own-sake for such achievements as gum-wrapper-weaving and long-distance crawling; several clippings you'll remember from the daily Times; and bits of perfectly straight information mixed in with amusing, arresting, or just plain ridiculous trivia. Illustrated to catch an idle eye and designed for swift browsing, with Encyclopedia's signature as an extra inducement.

Pub Date: Oct. 29th, 1979
Publisher: Delacorte