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  • Now I Know

  • The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts
  • De : Dan Lewis
  • Lu par : Jeremy Arthur
  • Série : Now I Know
  • Durée : 6 h et 7 min
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  • Catégories : Histoire

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    Description

    Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?

    Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.

    Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.

    ©2013 Dan Lewis (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    • Janelle
    • 18/10/2017

    Quirky!

    Now I know a bunch of random facts! This was a great book to have downloaded for those quick drives or when you're in between books. It's what you'd expect, so get ready to wow your friends with miscellaneous trivia!

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    • Sara
    • 04/12/2020

    Scientifically inaccurate

    First, they literally cite Wikipedia in multiple stories. That's bad, lazy writing.

    But there are dozens of scientific inaccuracies, from calling feral horses a new species, to citing horrible studies on Celiac disease and the human microbiome.

    I'd strongly suggest against buying this audiobook. It was a huge waste of a credit.

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    • S. Winchester
    • 20/04/2016

    Interesting book, with lots of interesting stories

    I would put the book on and listen to it while I worked, or cleaned up the house. The hundreds of short facts are almost all interesting, so it was a fun book to listen to. And now I can annoy my friends and family with all these facts!

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    • Taylor
    • 30/01/2017

    No depth

    It sites Wikipedia, and rarely contains enough information about any fact to be interesting. Only about 25% of the content can be considered novel.

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    • Ryan
    • 30/09/2019

    Neat but not well done.

    I for sure found a few facts that i didnt know about in this book but it wasnt in any discernible format and there definitely wasnt any of those WOW moments like ive found in similar books on Audible.

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    • bookouri
    • 14/04/2016

    A book full of "believe it or nots"

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    This book reminds me of the old "Believe it or Not" segments. Granted this book is generally more "scholarly" than stories of bee beards and people who type every number between zero and a million, but it is basically a book of very short interesting factoids. I was not always convinced that the author's facts were exactly right. In some areas where I knew a little about the topic I found myself skeptical about the complete accuracy of his statements. But, I did manage to finish the book. If you like this sort of random bits of information, this is one of those books well suited for the short commute when you just don't have time to really get wrapped up in a plot.

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    • SAMA
    • 23/08/2015

    Bite sized facts

    This is an excellent book with bite sized (around 5 minutes or less) chapters about various facts. Not interested in the fact currently discussed? It'll pass soon. Not all facts are equally interesting, but they're all amusing one way or another.

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    • Joshua Kinnee
    • 12/01/2017

    excellent

    This is a fantastic collection of facts and stories. I was thoroughly impressed. Engaged the whole was through!

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    • zenabuff
    • 07/04/2015

    Interesting facts, Great Trivia,!

    If you could sum up Now I Know in three words, what would they be?

    Thought Provoking! (Only needed two) The book is full of obscure facts and thought provoking facts nicely presented. If you are a trivia hound this the book for you.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There were not any characters in the books just list after list of thought provoking facts and of coarse I can't think of a single example to give you right now, (MS BRAIN no short term memory) But I liked all the facts and figures.

    What does Jeremy Arthur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A nice voice if a little montoned in parts, But it was nice to sleep to.

    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    There were so many it;s hard to pick just one, (Or in short my MS Brain can't remember one right now but as soon as I walk away and stop doing this I will remember a dozen.) There really were dozens of facts that were all cool.

    Any additional comments?

    Very good book that I really enjoyed. Wish I had a better memory to give you more facts. But it was very good and informative. I did find the narrator a little monotoned somewhat, but the book itself was a lot of fun. I truly enjoyed it. .

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 31/01/2017

    A few interesting things

    Would you try another book from Dan Lewis and/or Jeremy Arthur?

    No it as basically like listening to a blog.

    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It is a collection of trivia so no really ending.

    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    the narration was fine

    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No

    Any additional comments?

    Maybe I tend towards a deeper knowledge of news. I did't find enough of the revealing stories to be that unknown. Not enough hits to out weight the misses.I want to remove it from my Audible library so it doesn't clutter it up.

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