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By Andrew Thompson

MORE THAN 2 hundred enjoyable FACTS—FROM BAFFLING and weird TO enjoyable AND ENLIGHTENING
This curious, eye-catching choice of minutiae will shock and intrigue readers with extraordinary solutions to questions like:

•Is Jurassic Park possible?

•What explanations “the shakes" after ingesting loads of alcohol?

•Why do canines stroll in circles ahead of mendacity down?

•What makes popcorn pop?
The follow-up to the bestselling What Did We Use sooner than bathroom Paper?, Can protecting in a Fart Kill You? has much more enjoyable and interesting trivialities. ideal for the ever-curious trivialities lover, this booklet is the final word in actually amazing details. From foolish to critical to outright weird and wonderful, this expansive assortment deals wonderful solutions and unforeseen proof on every little thing from heritage and technological know-how to popular culture and nature. From the standard to the fantastical—it's all the following.

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Although in daylight they have perfectly good eyesight, these night raids must be their undoing. Items found in sharks’ stomachs include beer bottles, bags of potatoes, a tom-tom drum, car number-plates, house bricks, a suit of armour and a whole porcupine. A single tiger shark was found to have swallowed three overcoats and a raincoat, some trousers, a pair of shoes, a driving licence, a set of antlers, twelve intact lobsters and a whole hen-house full of partly digested chickens. The female frilled shark holds the world record for the longest pregnancy in nature: over three years.

Species have been found in the Himalayas and the Andes at altitudes of over 14,000 feet, while others bask in the warm coral reefs of the South Pacific. They range in size from some of the smallest known fishes to the largest. Scoloplax dicra is fully grown at half an inch while the European wels (Silurus glanis) grows to 16 feet and can weigh 650 lb. Catfish account for about 8 per cent of all fish and are among the most remarkable creatures on earth. There is a talking catfish, a walking catfish, an electric catfish, an upside-down catfish and a catfish that looks like a banjo, but what really makes them stand out is their senses – the most finely tuned in nature.

Male sharks do not have penises. Which probably explains a lot. Starfish Starfish aren’t fish; they are much older. The echinoderms (‘spiny skins’), which also include sea urchins and sea cucumbers, first appeared in the early Cambrian period, about 550 million years ago, and haven’t changed much since. Unlike molluscs and insects, they have an internal skeleton made from plates of calcium carbonate called ossicles. This makes them the direct relative of all vertebrates, including humans. They don’t have a central brain, but being star-shaped, they don’t have a ‘front’ or ‘back’ either.

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