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Mitchell Symons has stats and stories to entertain and amaze you! Did the Olympians really compete in the buff? Which striker's shorts fell down when he was taking a penalty? Which sport consists of running while juggling? Which football team's fanzine is called Linesman, You're Rubbish?
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts Answers everywhere to questions you might never have thought of asking…Why does toast always fall butterside down? Why does sand come in different colours? Are grasshoppers and crickets the same? And, Do Igloos Have Loos? Entertaining answers to all of the above and many more make this a fun reference book.
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts The place to go to find answers to out of the ordinary questions is none other than the author Mitchell Symons and his terrific series of books, of which this is the latest. This is his 7th compilation and will undoubtedly be as successful as it predecessors which included How to avoid a Wombat’s Bum, Why Eating Bogeys is good for you and Do Farts smell like Rotten Eggs? Lots to delight all those with a warped or even not so warped mind. Whether this and the previous will now have covered all the unanswered or indeed unanswerable questions in the known universe we will not know until people stop writing in with suggestions for the next compilation! Here is a list of all the Blue Peter Book Award 2011 shortlisted books: Best Book with Facts: Do Igloos Have Loos? - Mitchell Symons How the World Works - Christiane Dorion What You Need To Know Now: The World in Facts, Stats, and Graphics - Joe Fullman, Ian Graham, Sally Regan and Isabel Thomas Most Fun Story with Pictures: Alienography - Chris Riddell Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree - Andy Stanton Lunatics and Luck (The Raven Mysteries) - Marcus Sedgwick Favourite Stories: Dead Man's Cove (A Laura Marlin Mystery) - Lauren St John A Web of Air (Mortal Engines) - Philip Reeve Tall Story - Candy Gourlay
DID YOU KNOW? Stinky ear wax has been hanging around in the ear canal for nearly a month before it is 'pickable'! Humans share a third of their DNA with lettuce. Cockroaches fart every fifteen minutes. Giraffes never kneel. The average person spends six months of their life on the loo. Amaze your friends and fascinate your family with this book packed with jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising facts.
EVER WONDERED . . . Why we burp? What a wotsit is? Whether lemmings really jump off cliffs? Why vomit always contains carrots? And why do farts smell like rotten eggs? No subject is too strange and no trivia too tough for Mitchell Symons, who has the answer to these crazy questions, and many more.
Let Mitchell Symons be your guide into the weird and wonderful world of trivia. Camels are born without humps. Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse, was scared of mice. Only 30% of humans can flare their nostrils A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink And an elephant produces an eye-wateringly pongy 20 kilos of dung a day!
Winner of the 2010 Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award. Why can’t you tickle yourself? What is the best way to cure hiccups? Why do buses travel in threes? Loads of questions with some highly entertaining answers fill this information book with a difference. Fun to read, it is also full of some real facts as well as some amusing fantasies. It might even get even the most reluctant reader reading!!
Ever wondered why we have tonsils? Is there any cream in cream crackers? Why is the sea blue? And if kangaroos keep their babies in their pouches, what happens to all the poo?! Mitch Symons answers all these crazy questions and plenty more in this wonderfully funny and addictive book for children from 8 to 80! And yes, eating bogeys is good for you...but only your own!
Did you know THAT: The first ready-to-eat breakfast cereal was Shredded Wheat in 1893 (it beat Kellogg's Corn Flakes by just five years) Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher and Simon Cowell all have twin brothers. Everton were the first British football club to introduce a stripe down the side of their shorts. The word DUDE was coined by Oscar Wilde and his friends. It is a combination of the words 'duds' and 'attitude'. Well you do now! Filled with fantastic facts and figures to amaze and intrigue . . . once you start reading you'll be hooked for hours!
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