Ultimate Weird but True: 1,000 Wild and Wacky Facts and Photos

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Hardcover, Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books, 2011, ISBN13 9781426308642, ISBN10 1426308647

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Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that you drink the same water as the dinosaurs did, or that there's a car that drives underwater?
This supersized, hardcover addition to the blockbuster "Weird But True "series, "Ultimate Weird But True "is packed 1,000 amazing facts and eye-popping photos that prove truth really is stranger than fiction. With a colorful, metallic cover, a kid-friendly design, and a wacky sense of humor, this stunning book will give kids a winning combination of smarts and fun.
Flip through these boldly-designed pages and you'll find hundreds of snack-size stories about weird animals, space vacations, wacky inventions, freaky weather, amazing feats, wild extreme sports, and more. You'll discover:
- A real-life Spider-Man man who scales skyscrapers with his bare hands
- A fish that plays soccer
- A $150,000 diamond-studded cupcake
- A man who makes himself invisible
- An upside-down house
- A hotel shaped like a giant beagle
- Tornadoes of fire
- A mouse that hitched a ride on a frog's back
- A dog that can read
- A motorcycle shaped like hamburger
- A 13-foot-tall pink poodle
- Millions of red crabs
- A white alligator
- A robot that can do your grocery shopping, and much more...
- Plus, cool illustrations, and "Ultimate Secret Revealed" features that explain the strange truth behind the most mind-bending facts, such as how it's possible to convert peanut butter into a diamond and how frogs can fall from the sky

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Contributed by: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: Sep 13, 2011
ISBN-13: 9781426308642
ISBN-10: 1426308647
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.4 x 12.0 x 0.7
Walmart No.: 9781426308642
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I bought this book for my 8 year old son, who is always watching things on YouTube to learn about various things, such as tornadoes, etc. He loves to learn new facts and is intrigued by learning new and weird things, such as those that are covered in this book. He teaches me things he learns from the book and facts he has learned about that I did not know, like we drink the same water dinosaurs drank while they existed. This book is full of great information and keeps my son and daughter entertained all the time. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who has a child who likes reading and loves to learn new and cool facts.

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