English | ISBN: 2919960237 | 2020 | 202 Pages | MOBI | 3 MB
Following the success of my trivia website RaiseYourBrain, I published several award-winning compilations of hard-to-believe facts that have reached hundreds of thousands of readers. One of the chapters in each trivia book was “Disturbing Facts about Our World”. I decided to fill an entire volume with facts about upsetting crimes and mayhem, combined with unbelievable yet real instances of misfortune and misery. This is a book where grim examples of bigotry and hypocrisy are intertwined with amusing stories of bad luck. In the spirit of the times we live in, I dedicated a whole chapter to COVID-19 trivia and weird medical conditions. I am well aware that many potential readers might be overwhelmed by the condensed negativity, but hey… a fact is a fact! Continue to read if you are curious to learn:* Why were the trousers of New Zealand’s farmers exploding? * What is the depressing origin of the phrase “Hip Hip, Hooray”? * Why did the Spanish Habsburgs royal family sleep with human mummies? * Why was it legal in Iceland until 2015 to kill Basque people? * Who was the “Deep Throat” informer from the Watergate scandal? * How many people were killed trying to cross the notorious Berlin Wall? * Why do snakes make a better pet than cats or dogs? * How can millipedes cause a train crash? * What is the etymology of “thug”? * What are the chances of getting killed by rubbish falling from space? * How did polygamist men in Kuwait manage to visit all their wives during the coronavirus lockdown? However incredible these pieces of trivia might sound, all entries have been verified and fact-checked.