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 one.
On Neptune it rains diamonds.
'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.
These are just 0.1% 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
Nigel Henbest is a future astronaut with Virgin Galactic and has written over fifty books on astronomy and space, including the bestselling Stargazing series.
Simon Brew is the former editor and founder of Den of Geek - the popular culture news and reviews website. He is the author of three books including Movie Geek, TV Geek and The Secret Life of the Movies. Simon is also the founder of the magazine and podcast Film Stories.
Sarah Tomley is an author, editor and counsellor living in Suffolk, UK. She has contributed to many books on the social sciences, and is the co-author of The Sociology Book (2015) and the Children's Book of Philosophy (2015). Her latest book, What Would Freud Do? was published in June 2017.
Ken Okona-Mensah is a freelance science writer who has over 16 years of experience working in academia and writing about health-based topics. With a background in pharmacology and toxicology, research and science communication, he previously worked as a scientific writer for Imperial College London where he produced technical and lay reviews for scientific advisory committees of Public Health England. He also sat on the editorial committee for People & Science magazine and contributed content relating to public engagement with science and health.
Tom Parfitt's journey from the South Wales Valleys to the Yorkshire Dales began with an undergraduate degree in English & Philosophy, to a masters' degree in Scriptwriting, followed by roles in television broadcasting. He finally arrived in the rolling fields of Emmerdale as a storyliner, and later, researcher. With an encyclopaedic knowledge that's been described as "disgusting and astounding in equal measure", and nested within the cast and crew, Tom is the ideal tour guide through 50 Years of Emmerdale, his most recent book.