Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?
Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.
Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.
©2013 Dan Lewis (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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It sites Wikipedia, and rarely contains enough information about any fact to be interesting. Only about 25% of the content can be considered novel.
"A book full of "believe it or nots""
This book reminds me of the old "Believe it or Not" segments. Granted this book is generally more "scholarly" than stories of bee beards and people who type every number between zero and a million, but it is basically a book of very short interesting factoids. I was not always convinced that the author's facts were exactly right. In some areas where I knew a little about the topic I found myself skeptical about the complete accuracy of his statements. But, I did manage to finish the book. If you like this sort of random bits of information, this is one of those books well suited for the short commute when you just don't have time to really get wrapped up in a plot.
"Interesting facts, Great Trivia,!"
Thought Provoking! (Only needed two) The book is full of obscure facts and thought provoking facts nicely presented. If you are a trivia hound this the book for you.
There were not any characters in the books just list after list of thought provoking facts and of coarse I can't think of a single example to give you right now, (MS BRAIN no short term memory) But I liked all the facts and figures.
A nice voice if a little montoned in parts, But it was nice to sleep to.
There were so many it;s hard to pick just one, (Or in short my MS Brain can't remember one right now but as soon as I walk away and stop doing this I will remember a dozen.) There really were dozens of facts that were all cool.
Very good book that I really enjoyed. Wish I had a better memory to give you more facts. But it was very good and informative. I did find the narrator a little monotoned somewhat, but the book itself was a lot of fun. I truly enjoyed it. .
This is a fantastic collection of facts and stories. I was thoroughly impressed. Engaged the whole was through!
"Interesting book, with lots of interesting stories"
I would put the book on and listen to it while I worked, or cleaned up the house. The hundreds of short facts are almost all interesting, so it was a fun book to listen to. And now I can annoy my friends and family with all these facts!
"Bite sized facts"
This is an excellent book with bite sized (around 5 minutes or less) chapters about various facts. Not interested in the fact currently discussed? It'll pass soon. Not all facts are equally interesting, but they're all amusing one way or another.
"A few interesting things"
No it as basically like listening to a blog.
It is a collection of trivia so no really ending.
the narration was fine
Maybe I tend towards a deeper knowledge of news. I did't find enough of the revealing stories to be that unknown. Not enough hits to out weight the misses.I want to remove it from my Audible library so it doesn't clutter it up.
"How did this get published???"
A massive quantity of the "facts" are taken directly from Wikipedia.
Not sure how any publisher allows for such shoddy research.
If you like fandoms facts. Some are interesting, some are just okay. Worth a discount price for background noise.
"Now I Know" is more like a coffee table book where you you just pick up and read to entertain your guests. You wouldn't want to read this book straight through like a novel because there is really no point. It's more like a trivia book with facts. Maybe keep it on your nightstand and read a page or two before going to bed and reading it out loud to your spouse to just to annoy them. Like fan death in Korea.
"VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE."
This was very easy to listen to and extremely interesting. The facts contained within were excellent. Can wait to listen to the sequel 'Now I know more' . My young son also loved this as his brain is a sponge for facts.
I would imagine there is a lot of work goes into a book like this, and appreciate the authors time and effort to bring this kind of information to people. I hope there will be more in the future. Until then I will subscribe to the daily emails. Big thanks Dan Lewis and to all involved.
"Some interesting pieces but largely Americana"
I enjoyed the style of the book and the narration, and there some very interesting pieces of information, but I found the overwhelming bias towards the USA (politics, sport, economy, history, popular culture) quite boring. A lot of the chapters mean nothing to a non American. Now I know, but I didn't want to know in the first place.
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