It's weird. It's true. And now, it's red, white, and blue! Explore the wonderfully wacky side of the United States of America Weird But True! style.
Calling all patriots! Get ready to explore wacky wonders, facts, stats, tidbits, and trivia about America's 50 states and territories! Did you know that there is a floating post office in Michigan? Or that a library book checked out by George Washington was returned to a New York City library 221 years late? Maybe you'd be amazed to discover that the ink used to print U.S. paper money is magnetic? In this latest and greatest edition of Weird But True!, you'll encounter all kinds of bizarre people, places, events, and things that make our country great.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This little book is a real jumble of quirky information. Just the sort of "facts" that middle school kids love. Odd stuff. Tickle the brain stuff that really doesn't have a whole lot of value in the scheme of things. But, still it's a fun book. Kind of like a book of jokes in its value...... it occupies the mind, it fills time gaps when the readers are bored, it doesn't require organizational or mind bending energy. It is just a fun read. A fun bit of information. A simple good-to-have-on-hand type of book. There is an alphabetized index at the back. Example: I'm from North Carolina and I wanted to see just what this little book has on our lovely state. I see that on pages 45, 56-57, and 168 there are some little known facts: >>>Page 45 - A mile long island recently formed off the coast of the Outer Banks. (This one really surprised me as I hadn't heard about this. I will research this tidbit a bit further.) >>>Pages 56-57 - The largest private home in America - The Biltmore Mansion. (I knew this and have actually visited.) >>>Page 168 - Thousands of corn chip bags once washed ashore on North Carolina's Outer Banks. (I hadn't heard this and this is absolutely terrible! The Outer Banks are an absolutely beautiful Atlantic Coast treasure.) So you can find information that pertains to a specific area of the United States, or simply read through the book garnering Weird But True information about the USA. Fun! DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.
Weird But True! readers, both new and veteran, will enjoy this fun little book filled with 300 fascinating facts about the fifty states! (I received a free physical copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) Get ready to learn some quirky but true facts about the United States of America! This entertaining book will make you laugh, wonder, and utter a few 'wow's with its plethora of interesting facts. Each fact is paired with a colorful background image or design that relates to the fact and bold text that makes it easy to read and retain. We love these Weird But True! books and always enjoy reading them aloud to others and coming back to them later to see what we remembered. They always start interesting conversations and lead to even more learning!