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  • The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia

  • The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts - Trivia Bill's General Knowledge, Volume 1
  • By: Bill O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Rob Maxwell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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By: Bill O'Neill
Narrated by: Rob Maxwell
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Summary

Have you ever wondered what happens to luggage that goes unclaimed at the airport? How about the origin of naming hurricanes after people? For a behind-the-scenes look at some of the craziest, interesting, and need-to-know facts, we've got you covered with The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts. The audiobook contains hundreds of trivia facts and stories, ranging from the interesting and informative, to the simply outrageous.

Are you the trivia buff in your friend group? Maybe you're just always hoping to learn more random facts to keep up your sleeve. Whether you're a regular trivia fanatic or someone looking for a fun audiobook to listen to, this audiobook goes beyond the scope of general knowledge into some of the most interesting facts and intriguing trivia tidbits out there.

Everyone can use some fun facts in their life! No other fact audiobooks cover anything and everything - from the most insane rent agreement in New York history, to the way in which the Titanic disaster could potentially have been averted. The knowledge encyclopedia you've been searching for is finally here.

Learn how much a hot dog cart permit costs in New York City, and explore some of the oddest houses in the world. The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts is the trivia audiobook of all trivia audiobooks. Find everything you've ever wanted, but never quite needed to know, all under one cover.

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everyone should read

loved, very interesting, knowledgeable, wisdom, entertaining, intelligent and creative writing producing, captivating, and fun learning.

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Informative and entertaining

I absolutely love this book. There are so many fun facts in it. While some are random facts, others are stories that have backgrounds in folklore. I especially liked how the narration was conversational and with a hint of humour. Also, the stories are introduced in a fun manner that builds up an expectation about the knowledge to be revealed. I would say listening to this book while working, driving, or doing any other constructive activity is a great way to make that activity fun. I will definitely listen to it over and over again.

P.S. I received a free copy of this audiobook, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Not great and sounds like it might be AI-written

There's something off about this. The voice actor is good and the facts ARE interesting but, if you are someone who likes interesting facts then you probably have heard 90% of these things. Weirdly the whole thing could be a cheap vehicle for Whisky PR - apparently it's INSANELY good for you! I'm not so sure. Also there's repetition of words like community in the same sentence which is just an obvious writing no-no. Makes me want to write my own 'fun facts' book.... Not as robust as the QI Fact books. Not as pertinent as a Ha Joon Chang book. What can I say, it's basically fine.

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Best trivia book.

As described, this book is fun and comes with so many random facts. While some people might be used to following a specific train of information, this book just pops up interesting facets about the most unexpected things. I think a great way is to listen to a bit at different times in the day. That way, you are always learning something new and completely random. Where can you use this random knowledge? Well, it's up to you. Family trivias, game nights, etc. Either way, this book offers a great way to pass time while learning. Also, it is well-narrated.

I requested for a free copy of this book for a review. This review is solely motivated by my opinion and will.

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All the things you wish you knew, and more!

Have u ever tried to figure out why something is how it is? What prompted the use of certain tools, or objects, or the origin of some weird names? If this is you, then this is a great book for you. This book is just full of completely random, yet relevant facts. Also, these facts are not specific to a small locality or region, but from across the world (and many civilizations by implication). Fun stuff.

I got a free copy of this audiobook, and I have left this unbiased review in return.

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Fun as in useless really (I paid for this book)

Much of the knowledge so far is pretty much useless and uninteresting to me. From the audio, the facts are intermingled with no apparent structure so difficult to classify from audio or remember anything anyway. My Uninteresting is someone else's Fun, hopefully it's yours.

PS- I actually paid for this book and felt compelled to warn others- and now reading the other reviews wondering what I'm missing, looks like I'm the only one.

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Cheesy narration

Not particularly interesting and the narration is an absolute cheese fest. 5 hours or so is enough, any longer would be insufferable

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