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Actually Factually

Actually Factually

A collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions, which reveals the reality behind just a few of the myths that get mixed up with truth. It includes entries such as: your hair and nails continue to grow after you die; a goldfish has a memory of about three seconds; ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781906082185
Barcode 9781906082185
Published 5 March 2012 by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Campbell, Guy
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ISBN-13 9781906082185
ISBN-10 1906082189
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Imprint Buster Books
Publication Date 5 March 2012
International Publication Date 5 February 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Campbell, Guy
Category Reference
Trivia & Curious Facts
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 205mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 276g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 032.02
Catalogue Code 47900

Description of this Book

A fascinating collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions, Actually Factually reveals the reality behind just a few of the myths that get mixed up with truth. If you really thought that Christopher Columbus discovered America or that Henry VIII definitely had six wives this book will bring you right back to Earth with a bump.Full of fantastic facts to wow your teachers, friends and family, the entries include: your hair and nails continue to grow after you die; a goldfish has a memory of about three seconds; water goes down the plughole the other way in Australia; ship's Captains can perform marriage ceremonies; a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human being's; lightning never strikes in the same place twice; eating before you swim is dangerous; pirates made people walk the plank; a dog year is equal to seven human years; 'Ring a Ring O'Roses' is about the Black Death; You only use 10 per cent of your brain; a swan can break a man's arm; you can use an umbrella as a parachute; and the Great Wall of China is the only man-made object visible from space.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Actually Factually contains the truth behind dozens of beliefs we take for granted, covering everything from science to geography to history Daily Record

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Author's Bio

Guy Campbell has been a writer and graphic designer since 1986. He started the Creative and Graphics company Moran Campbell da Vinci in 1990 producing corporate ID, advertising (newspapers, magazines, point of sale, posters) and packaging (specialising in toys) for, among other clients, Harrods and Hamleys. Writing credits has included over 40 books for children, a monthly comic for children, hundreds of cartoon strips for newspapers and magazines worldwide, puzzles for books, newspapers and magazines, comedy sketches for TV and a short comic play for BBC radio 5.

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