Weird But True!: 300 Outrageous Facts

Weird But True!: 300 Outrageous Facts


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At last, all those weird but true facts that readers of National Geographic Kids love so much are collected into a fun-filled book that you’ll come back to again and again!

Weird But True is based on the hugely popular magazine page of quirky, fun facts that many readers of National Geographic Kids magazine turn to first. Why? Well did you know that... Peanut butter can be converted into a diamond? The world’s oldest pet goldfish lived to be 43 years old? The world’s longest soap bubble was as long as four school buses? On Neptune, the wind blows up to 1,243 miles an hour? An elephant’s tooth can weigh as much as a bowling ball?

All of the facts in this handy book will amaze friends and family: Animals Superpowers...Chills and Thrills...Eat or Be Eaten...Mini and Mega...Wild and Crazy, and much, much more. Adjacent pages for such facts present a one-paragraph explanation of how that fact is possible or why it is so.

Wacky facts, fascinating information, and lively art combine in this easy-to-browse, casual reference book that is sure to give young readers hours of fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426305948
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 264,892
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 6.58(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile: IG770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 12 Years

About the Author

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, website, apps, games, toys, television series and events and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.

Jonathan Halling is an award-winning creative director at National Geographic, where he has worked for more than 20 years. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, he has also designed many book covers, including Buzz Aldrin’s No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon. To learn more, visit

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Weird But True!: 300 Outrageous Facts 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first grader got this book today and loves reading all these amazing facts and sharing them with friends and family. Highly recommend!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my young nephews ages 6 and 8. They loved reading the fun weird facts!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is book is amazing! It's great for young readers! It teaches them facts about all the cool stuff! Young readers won't want to put this book down! It's great for parents and young reader's to read together! It's a great way to learn, but it's fun!
kreierso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Did you know that a sneeze travels 100 miles an hour? This is one of many facts shared in this collection of facts from National Geographic Kids, and is sure to generate curiosity and discussion.
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lisamw123 More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves these, she read it in just two days, every second she could after school, and she remembers many of them.  Highly recomment!
Lapuff More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Very intreiging. I'd reccomend it.
theholly5510 More than 1 year ago
some honeybee queens quack! thats just wierd.learn alot of wierd but true facts.
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