Fact-O-Pedia, A Startling Collection of Over 1,000 Things You’ll Never Need to Know! by Charlotte Lowe

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I have been told throughout my life that I “know a little about a lot of things.” I’m the girl that can tell you which assassination sparked the beginning of WW1. I can tell you how many cycles of teeth an elephant goes through in their lifetime. I can give you the average lifespan of an Alaskan Malamute.

Important information? Not really. Cool things to know? Absolutely.

I kick ass at Trivia.

I love watching the History, Discover and TLC Channel. All of those tidbits of information not only entertain me, but I lock them away to throw out at random moments later on. I love all these useless little facts.

So when I had a chance to review a copy of Charlotte Lowe’s The Utterly, Completely, and Totally Useless Fact-O-Pedia, a Startling Collection of Over 1,000 Useless Facts! I was thrilled!

Fact-O-Pedia, A Startling Collection of Over 1,000 Things You'll Never Need to Know! by Charlotte Lowe

Fact-O-Pedia is chock full of interesting but incredibly useless information – just the kind of book that I can fill an afternoon with reading and shouting out random bits of information to whomever is in the room with me.

“Did you know that the Ameraucana chicken can lay green or blue eggs?!” – My 13 year old daughter was not impressed, but I am certain that at some point in my life, someone will be quite delighted with this knowledge.

I already know someone who is going to love this book. She plays trivia every weekend – really competitive trivia, complete with tee shirts and prizes (a free bar tab) for the winners. I can already see her flipping through the pages, studying for her Tuesday night trivia games.

The book it categorized alphabetically. For instance, the letter J includes pages on James Bond, 007, Japan and Jaws.

Did you know that Steven Spielberg named the shark “Bruce” after his lawyer at the time?

K includes pages on Kentucky, and more importantly, Knight Rider. Yes. I said Knight Rider. Did you know that in South America, the show aired as El Auto Fantastico (the Fantastic Car)? How cool is that?

Fact-O-Pedia is going to make a perfect Father’s Day gift for my husband. After I’ve read the entire thing, cover to cover, first so he can’t hold any of his new-found knowledge over me, of course.

The Utterly, Completely and Totally Useless Fact-O-Pedia, a Startling Collection of Over 1,000 Things You’ll Never Need to Know by Charlotte Lowe makes an excellent gift for the knowledge hound like me, a great Father’s Day gift – think, “the gift for someone who has everything” and a fantastic coffee table book. It’s an excellent conversation starter!

Go grab it at Amazon!

 

 

*  I received a copy of Fact-O-Pedia in order to write this review, but all opinions are 100% my own!

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Comments

  1. Thomas says

    Sadly, I just opened the book and found the first page I read to be wrong. The page is about Communism and stated that Senator McCarthy fueled the fear of communist subversion and that he subpoenaed Orson Welles, Lucille Ball and others. The FACT is that he did no such thing. Not only did he NOT subpoena any of those mentioned, it turned out he was 100% right about communist being in the State Department. If you can’t get this little bit right, what else is wrong?

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