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Interesting Stories For Curious People: A Collection of Fascinating Stories About History, Science, Pop Culture and Just About Anything Else You Can Think of Kindle Edition
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Want to impress your buddies at the bar?
Need to think of something interesting to do at the next family gathering?
Want to learn a bunch of random facts about history, science, true crime, and the paranormal?
Pick up Interesting Stories for Curious People, the ultimate guidebook for a plethora of interesting facts about a whole bunch of several different topics. A quick read packed with information from cover to cover.
Here you will find out:
- How did a Frenchman successfully use a spontaneous combustion defense during a murder trial?
- How did a German teenager help end the Cold War?
- Why did some really smart guys think foam houses would be the wave of the future?
- What is a chupacabra and why are there two of them?
- Did Cleopatra really die from a snake bite?
You’ll be glued to the pages of this book reading interesting fact after interesting fact as Interesting Stories for Curious People brings you the in-depth knowledge of some things you may have heard about and always wondered, but now will learn the truth. You’ll finally be able to separate fact from fiction and will be surprised to learn that some of the things you’ve been told, even by your teachers, was just plain wrong!
Whether you are a trivia maven or just a person who likes to learn new things, you’ll learn something new and find yourself entertained as you discover some of the most fascination criminals, ghost stories, strange habits of historical figures, and just weird things that are a part of our world. So open this book and your mind and see another side of things that you may not know existed.
- ASIN : B0861DQHKX
- Publication date : March 16, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 2707 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 238 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #23,373 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2020
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Providing an overview of the topics of interest in this book, Bill outlines his content in the Introduction – ‘This book will introduce you to some of the strangest facts on the face of the earth. You’ll learn about a Kansas town that people claim is so haunted that many call it the “Gateway to Hell,” as well as an urban myth about a Soviet drilling expedition that may – or may not have – opened a portal to Hell. You’ll learn about historical facts that were more than likely overlooked in your history classes. How Alexander the Great dies, how Cleopatra died, what happened to American Indian leader Sequoya, and the truth about Christopher Columbus’ expedition are just a few of the historical stories you’ll read about…You’ll read about a star that is many times bigger and brighter than our own, what will happen when computers become self-aware, what causes “brain freeze,” and how the government has been actively searching for extraterrestrials.’
And if that tasty intro doesn’t convince you to explore this fascinating book, add in stories about pop culture, sports stories about athletes, and even a few true crime tales to boot.
Not only is the book entertaining – it is also very instructive. For those familiar with Bill O’Neill’s talent for tickling the brain, this book is a must read – one of his best. For those who are simply looking for solid entertaining reading to while away the hours, welcome to the field expert! Highly recommended – especially during these times… Grady Harp, March 20
But my problem with this “book” was precisely the opposite: it seems to be oriented to the unlearned and undiscriminating eye of the eighteen year-old fresh out of high school. And “stories” isn’t really what is done here! The whole product reeks of the likelihood that a 21 year-old college student got in his mind that he could “write a book and make some money.” The author displays absolutely no talent for the writer’s art. And his “stories” read more like salacious anecdotes than real literature. The more robustly educated you are, the more likely you will be utterly dissatisfied with this product. (I quickly requested to return the book, and Amazon refunded my payment.) Forget about buying this trash!
Top reviews from other countries
The stories are very American slanted and none are memorable imo.
I regret this purchase
I dipped in and out of this book over the course of a couple of days as the format was great for doing just this. The stories included are all quite short, providing just enough information about each topic to give a good picture. I was intrigued by quite a few of the weird and wonderful facts, so I fully intend to look into some of the content in greater depth.
An excellent collection of stories which are most definitely interesting!
Thank you to the author and LibraryThing for providing me with a review copy free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased view.