Strange stories and amazing facts book
Strange stories, amazing facts | Brotherhood BooksWhat can I say? The seventies were hard on all of us. The book had a red marbled cover and sober blue binding, with the title embossed in bold gilt lettering: Strange Stories, Amazing Facts. There was no subtitle. There was no need for one — the title promised everything we wanted, and lucky for us, the book delivered. We learned that people sometimes spontaneously combust, and that an Italian monk named Padre Pio suffered Christlike wounds in his hands called stigmata. We discovered that pigs were flogged in medieval France for breaking the law, and that the entire crew of the Mary Celeste disappeared one day, leaving the ship to float empty around the Atlantic.
Strange stories, amazing facts
Found this on a bookshelf collecting dust. Although outdated now, I still enjoy flipping through it? Encyclopedias and dictionaries.Set up My libraries How do I set up "My libraries". Tags What are tags! Encyclopedias and dictionaries. Dec 01, Gina rated it it was amazing.
The book itself is quite big, with over pages it looks quite intimidating. Latest Tweets. Encyclopedias and dictionaries. We discovered that pigs were flogged in medieval France for breaking the law, leaving the ship to float empty around the Atlantic.
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Amazing stories and a must for all readers who love facts This book is a must to read full of interesting facts even for kids for there homework, I 1st bought this book in and I still pick it up to read it Verified purchase: Yes Condition: Pre-owned? Show more Show less. This will always been one of my favorite reads. I still remenber and anticipated the next subject covered.
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The sorts of stories and trivial knowledge in it were of the sort that I always enjoyed reading Aug 12, Rhys rated it it was amazing. There was no need for one - the title promised everything we wanted, the book delivered.My grandparents were nice enough to let me have it - the very same copy I would hide away with to enter the realm of Strange Stories and Amazing Facts. So I definitely liked the book for how informative it is. The Theosophical Society in Australia. At 34 years old, I turned 14 when the internet was released upon us and it is reflection upon this book that makes me fondly remember those days.
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Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 3 of 7. More Details My favorite part to read was about dreams - interpretations, astral projection. I still remenber and anticipated the next subject covered?
Published March 17th by Readers Digest first published January 1st This is one of those rare and obscure anthology books that utterly captured my childhood fascination and obsession. State Library Victoria. I would read that article over and over again.