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Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts: 3,000 Of the Most Interesting, Entertaining, Fascinating, Unbelievable, Unusual and Fantastic Facts
By Isaac Asimov (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gramercy
Publication date November 1, 1991
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780517065037
ISBN-10 0517065037
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $10.99
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Summary
Collects three thousand astounding, unusual, educational, and entertaining facts that touch upon nearly every major area of human interest
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Within the pages of Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts are many hours of entertaining and informative reading—little-known facts that will make you exclaim, time and again, "I didn't know that!"
Here are some of the intriguing facts you will find in this book:
-Emperor Caligula appointed his favorite horse as a consul of Rome.
-Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food from freezing.
-For distances of up to 150 feet, an alligator can outrace a man.
-In 1896, two men rowed across the Atlantic.
-The number of possible ways of playing just the first four moves on each side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
-Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to be born in a hospital.

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9780517065037 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $10.99
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