If quirky facts are more your thing…

They say that truth is stranger than fiction… but can you tell the difference?

  • Laszlo Biro who invented the ballpoint pen also worked as a sculptor and a hypnotist.
  • Stephen Taylor from the UK is the owner of the longest tongue ever measured at 9.8cm.
  • Mrs Riding once worked for NASA and traveled to the moon and back in 2006.
  • Both Puma and Adidas claim to be the inventors of football boot studs. It’s interesting that the founders of each company are brothers- Rudolf and Adolf Dassler.

Most stories in these books like the statements above are true, but some are tall tales. Will you be able to spot the difference?

Each book contains over 200 stories about weird and wonderful things.

This is another new series you may want to look for in our library.

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3 thoughts on “If quirky facts are more your thing…

  1. Hi Mrs Riding,
    I hope you had a good time on the moon. Did you bring back any souvenirs? Does anyone believe Mrs Riding went to the moon in 2006?
    I dare you to leave a comment!
    Mrs Johnston

  2. Hi Miles,
    You caught me out. This was a tall tale and to be totally honest, I don’t think the moon would be on my list of top 5 must destinations. Some day I’d love to visit Spain and see Antonio Gaudi’s work, The Canadian snow fields; Whistler, Jasper and Lake Louise, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy… The list goes on… One day! Do you have a top 5 destinations list?

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