The Colossal Book of Incredible Facts for Curious Minds: 5,000 staggering facts on science, nature, history, movies, music, the universe and more! (Paperback)

The Colossal Book of Incredible Facts for Curious Minds: 5,000 staggering facts on science, nature, history, movies, music, the universe and more! By Chas Newkey-Burden, Ken Okona-Mensah, Nigel Henbest, Sarah Tomley, Simon Brew, Tom Parfitt, Trevor Davies Cover Image
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5,000 facts - more than any other book on the market - that will astound, amuse and fascinate you!

A polish bear in World War II rose to the rank of colonel.

Penguins can't taste fish.

The ashes of the man who invented the pringles container are buried in one.

Houseflies buzz in the key of F.

'hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.


These are just 0.02% of all the facts in this incredible tome! Written by seven authors and covering subjects as diverse as The Universe, Art and Literature, The Natural World and Movies, The Colossal Book of Incredible Facts for Curious Minds is the ultimate trivia book!

Why not amaze family and friends with the reasons pandas do handstands, the sinister source of the term 'rule of thumb', or that the patent for the fire hydrant was destroyed... in a fire. Every entry is weird, wonderful, inspiring and quite brilliantly, true!

About the Author


Chas Newkey-Burde (author)
Chas Newkey-Burden is a journalist and author of several books including The Reduced History of Britain64 Geeks: The Brains Who Shaped Our World and Get Lucky: Rituals, Habits and Superstitions of the Rich and Famous.

Ken Okona-Mensah (Author)
Ken Okona-Mensah is a freelance science writer and the author of Cracking Anatomy, who has over 16 years of experience working in academia and writing about health-based topics. He previously worked as a scientific writer for Imperial College London.

Nigel Henbest (Author)
Nigel Henbest is a future astronaut with Virgin Galactic and has written over fifty books on astronomy and space, including the bestselling Stargazing series.

Sarah Tomley (Author)
Sarah Tomley is the co-author of The Sociology Book (2015) and the Children's Book of Philosophy (2015). Her 2017 book, What Would Freud Do? was translated into 15 languages.

Simon Brew (Author)
Simon Brew is the founder of Den of Geek, and the editor and presenter of the Film Stories magazine and podcast. He is the author of three books including Movie GeekTV Geek and The Secret Life of the Movies Published by Cassell.

Tom Parfitt (Author)
Tom Parfitt works as a storyliner and researcher for a popular British television series and is the author of the successful 50 Years of Emmerdale book.

Trevor Davies (Author)
Trevor Davies is the editor of some of the bestselling pet titles in the UK and the author of some of the least.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781788404693
ISBN-10: 1788404696
Publisher: Cassell
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 464
Language: English