The Little Book Of Random Facts

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A collection of random facts for when you're bored or just want to improve your general knowledge. Some are amazing, some funny and some just plain wierd.

Look out for other upcoming books from the Little Fact Book series.

Table of Contents

Animals

Submitted: January 30, 2016

An ostrich can kill a lion with a single kick. Blowing air into an armadillo's bum can make it jump three feet into air. Monkeys ... Read Chapter

Historical Characters

Submitted: January 30, 2016

Mein Kampf  was given away free to every newly married couple during Hitler's time in power. James I of England only ever w... Read Chapter

Sport

Submitted: February 02, 2016

If Michael Phelps was a country, he'd rank number 35 on the all-time Olympic gold medal list, ahead of 97 nations. Roger Bannister he... Read Chapter

Numbers

Submitted: February 02, 2016

There are 64 squares on a chess board. According to the accounts of writers from the time, such as Plutarch, Julias Caesar was stabbe... Read Chapter

Countries

Submitted: February 02, 2016

It is generally agreed that there are 196 countries in the world. Cuba is the only Caribbean island with a railway. Less than 1% ... Read Chapter

Language

Submitted: February 02, 2016

'Infant' comes from Latin and means 'unable to speak'. Pakistan means 'Land of the Pure' in Urdu. 'Bow-wow', 'Ding-dong' and 'Poo... Read Chapter

Music

Submitted: February 02, 2016

Monaco's orchestra is bigger than its army. Listening to music while working out improves performance. You prefer the oringinal v... Read Chapter

Movies

Submitted: February 02, 2016

George Lucas' dog was called 'Indiana'. Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost. The dinosaur noises from Jurassic ... Read Chapter

Words

Submitted: February 02, 2016

An old name for a Kestrel is Windfucker. Drachenfutter is a present given from a German to his wife to apologise for being out l... Read Chapter

Space

Submitted: February 02, 2016

On Venus a day is longer than a year. The planet takes 224.7 Earth days to orbit the Sun and 243 Earth days to rotate on its axis once. ... Read Chapter

Science

Submitted: February 02, 2016

More chemical elements have been discovered in Britain than any other country. The largest magnet in the world is located in CERN and... Read Chapter