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"Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." --BoingBoing "A mind-tickling encyclopedia...Now I Know is a treat in its entirety...an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found." --Brain Pickings Dan Lewis, creator of the Webby Award–winning Now I Kno "Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." --BoingBoing "A mind-tickling encyclopedia...Now I Know is a treat in its entirety...an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found." --Brain Pickings Dan Lewis, creator of the Webby Award–winning Now I Know newsletter, is back with 101 unbelievable-but-true stories to blow your mind. Get ready to find out the real deal behind a new collection of fascinating facts. From pink camouflaged fighter planes to secret Harry Potter characters, Now I Know More covers everything from history and science to sports and pop culture. You'll learn about made-up towns that made their way onto real maps, the time three MLB teams squared off in a single game, and ninety-nine more curious cases of remarkable trivia. And it's all true. With this book, you really will know more!


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"Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." --BoingBoing "A mind-tickling encyclopedia...Now I Know is a treat in its entirety...an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found." --Brain Pickings Dan Lewis, creator of the Webby Award–winning Now I Kno "Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." --BoingBoing "A mind-tickling encyclopedia...Now I Know is a treat in its entirety...an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found." --Brain Pickings Dan Lewis, creator of the Webby Award–winning Now I Know newsletter, is back with 101 unbelievable-but-true stories to blow your mind. Get ready to find out the real deal behind a new collection of fascinating facts. From pink camouflaged fighter planes to secret Harry Potter characters, Now I Know More covers everything from history and science to sports and pop culture. You'll learn about made-up towns that made their way onto real maps, the time three MLB teams squared off in a single game, and ninety-nine more curious cases of remarkable trivia. And it's all true. With this book, you really will know more!

30 review for Now I Know More: The Revealing Stories Behind Even More of the World's Most Interesting Facts

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jodie Julagay

    I just don't love this kind of stuff... some was very interesting but most bored me. My husband would love it! Also, the guys voice who was reading it was annoying. Very sarcastic, but I think that's probably how it was supposed to sound. I just don't love this kind of stuff... some was very interesting but most bored me. My husband would love it! Also, the guys voice who was reading it was annoying. Very sarcastic, but I think that's probably how it was supposed to sound.

  2. 5 out of 5

    R. Andrew Lamonica

    This book is a good idea. It's very much like 100 "Paul Harvey: The Rest of the Story" episodes. Except that with the Paul Harvey show, I never knew the punchline. While with this book I know about 90% of them. Maybe I am just excessively knowledgable. Or, more likely, the culture is more fascinated with weird stories and so most people reading this book will think "I saw that on Reddit", or "I heard about that on This American Life", or "Buzzfeed has does three different listicles about that" f This book is a good idea. It's very much like 100 "Paul Harvey: The Rest of the Story" episodes. Except that with the Paul Harvey show, I never knew the punchline. While with this book I know about 90% of them. Maybe I am just excessively knowledgable. Or, more likely, the culture is more fascinated with weird stories and so most people reading this book will think "I saw that on Reddit", or "I heard about that on This American Life", or "Buzzfeed has does three different listicles about that" for most of the stories.

  3. 5 out of 5

    John

    This book is filled with interesting little tidbits that often bring a smile to my face. Most stories culminate with a "bonus fact" or two and all of them are tied together in some way. It's casual reading and a fun journey for a few hours. Take a break from reading Tolstoy and have a little lighthearted fun! This book is filled with interesting little tidbits that often bring a smile to my face. Most stories culminate with a "bonus fact" or two and all of them are tied together in some way. It's casual reading and a fun journey for a few hours. Take a break from reading Tolstoy and have a little lighthearted fun!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Martha

    interesting random facts and stories - probably a few good sermon illustrations in there!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I know and least 102 random facts than I previously knew thanks to this book. Some more interesting than others.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Stern

    This book contains 101 stories (one more than its prequel) outlining a great variety of facts. As before, the topics vary tremendously: from history and geography to politics to science and health. Each story is on average about two and a half pages long - just a nice length to sufficiently get into the subject without short-changing the reader or belaboring the topic. At the end of each story is a “bonus fact” that is a spinoff fact varyingly related to the main fact just discussed. The stories This book contains 101 stories (one more than its prequel) outlining a great variety of facts. As before, the topics vary tremendously: from history and geography to politics to science and health. Each story is on average about two and a half pages long - just a nice length to sufficiently get into the subject without short-changing the reader or belaboring the topic. At the end of each story is a “bonus fact” that is a spinoff fact varyingly related to the main fact just discussed. The stories can be read in any particular order since they are not interdependent, although a given story tries to follow part of the theme of the preceding one. I found this book very difficult to put down. The writing style is friendly, lively, often witty, accessible and immensely captivating. I believe that this book can be enjoyed by absolutely anyone, particularly trivia enthusiasts.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jami

    Being a trivia fanatic, I found this interesting. The format of the book was good; the anecdote was told, and then a bonus fact was given. The next anecdote had some connection to the previous one, whether it be by locale, subject, etc. I had heard some of the facts before (oddly enough, one of them just the prior week), but most were new to me. Apparently, this is the second book of this series, but you don't need to read the first one as the facts are different. I listened to this on audio, and Being a trivia fanatic, I found this interesting. The format of the book was good; the anecdote was told, and then a bonus fact was given. The next anecdote had some connection to the previous one, whether it be by locale, subject, etc. I had heard some of the facts before (oddly enough, one of them just the prior week), but most were new to me. Apparently, this is the second book of this series, but you don't need to read the first one as the facts are different. I listened to this on audio, and although I found the narrator's inflection a little annoying at times, I adjusted and it was fine.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rick

    I wrote a review for the first book in this series, and just go look that one up, 'cause this is exactly the same except with different facts and stories. A recommend. I wrote a review for the first book in this series, and just go look that one up, 'cause this is exactly the same except with different facts and stories. A recommend.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I'm a sucker for general knowledge books, what can I say? This one was very good. I'm a sucker for general knowledge books, what can I say? This one was very good.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Okay for a sequel It was not as good as the original. Though it still had interesting stories. Glad it was only a rental.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Todd

    A decent facts/trivia book. You'll learn lots of little tidbits like: how the airforce came to track and give updates on Santa Clauses on Christmas Eve. A decent facts/trivia book. You'll learn lots of little tidbits like: how the airforce came to track and give updates on Santa Clauses on Christmas Eve.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mal Kelly

    Just as fun and informative as the first one.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Simeon Brazzell

    Lots of interesting tidbits. Will be using some for sermon illustrations

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sky

    Pretty good I liked this better than the first book. It flowed better and had a lot of interesting facts. Good book to pass the time

  15. 5 out of 5

    HobbitFromPA

    Not much to say other then the title says it all.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Larry

    This follows "Now You Know" (which I'm glad I didn’t read). It’s just a collection of ‘interesting’ stories and/or facts. The items are far ranging i.e. cybercrimes, Crayons, whales, Pixar, etc. There’s no rhyme or reason. I did not read it through – but rather just a chapter or two, here or there. Overall, I found it boring. All of the supposedly 'interesting facts' are not always so. (It started out as a real stinker but picked up toward the end of the book.) This follows "Now You Know" (which I'm glad I didn’t read). It’s just a collection of ‘interesting’ stories and/or facts. The items are far ranging i.e. cybercrimes, Crayons, whales, Pixar, etc. There’s no rhyme or reason. I did not read it through – but rather just a chapter or two, here or there. Overall, I found it boring. All of the supposedly 'interesting facts' are not always so. (It started out as a real stinker but picked up toward the end of the book.)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ralph

    3.5 out of 5 Actually I enjoyed this book and came away with lot of interesting facts. The book is broken up into a series of short sections each covering an interesting fact. I like the way Mr. Lewis connects the story with some element of the previous one. Great when you have a few minutes to spare and want to learn something interesting.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sherrie Henry

    I love these books. While one- and two-sentence trivia books are good, I like that these books have more 'meat' to them. More explanation of what happened and why. Great little essays to read any time, but great for bedtime reading to help turn the brain off. Didn't find any typos and I remember; puncuation and grammar pretty much spot on. I love these books. While one- and two-sentence trivia books are good, I like that these books have more 'meat' to them. More explanation of what happened and why. Great little essays to read any time, but great for bedtime reading to help turn the brain off. Didn't find any typos and I remember; puncuation and grammar pretty much spot on.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Themistocles

    Well-researched and well-written, this is a very entertaining book. Unfortunately I had to give it a 3/5 (instead of a possible 4/5) because I already knew several of the stories, as will everyone who has an eye for unusual stuff online.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn D'Argenio

    This is a collection of tidbits of information. The chapters are short, the topics are random, and the stories are interesting. This is easy to pick up and read a chapter here or there. Actually, it'd make a great book for a place with a waiting room. I didn't take away any grand theme. This is a collection of tidbits of information. The chapters are short, the topics are random, and the stories are interesting. This is easy to pick up and read a chapter here or there. Actually, it'd make a great book for a place with a waiting room. I didn't take away any grand theme.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Nice collection of interesting history & trivia tidbits. It won't make you smarter, but it helps to strengthen the idea that the universe is so multi-faceted and downright strange sometimes. Great book to listen to in the audiobook format while you're commuting. Nice collection of interesting history & trivia tidbits. It won't make you smarter, but it helps to strengthen the idea that the universe is so multi-faceted and downright strange sometimes. Great book to listen to in the audiobook format while you're commuting.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elisa

    I looove these kinds of facts. Not really trivia and definitely nothing to write a MENSA essay about, but so much fun. I really learned a lot (again, I won't be winning Jeopardy any time soon, but it is nice dinner conversation). I looove these kinds of facts. Not really trivia and definitely nothing to write a MENSA essay about, but so much fun. I really learned a lot (again, I won't be winning Jeopardy any time soon, but it is nice dinner conversation).

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sci-Fi & Scary

    The title is very accurate to this book. There were several times when listening it that I found myself stopping what I was doing and going "Huh! Whodda thunk it?" If you like trivia, you'll probably love this book. The title is very accurate to this book. There were several times when listening it that I found myself stopping what I was doing and going "Huh! Whodda thunk it?" If you like trivia, you'll probably love this book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Malia

    Dan Lewis's books are great fun. I love the format and his writing style, and even in the stories I already knew about there's always an interesting new detail. Dan Lewis's books are great fun. I love the format and his writing style, and even in the stories I already knew about there's always an interesting new detail.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Javed Ahamed

    Pretty good random trivia book, based on a blog.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

    Very readable, with lots of interesting content.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Interesting information in short passages.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Karla

    Fun facts! Now I'm going to have to go back and read the first one. Fun facts! Now I'm going to have to go back and read the first one.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Charlene

    A great collection of surprising/odd facts. Entertaining.

  30. 4 out of 5

    David

    This was a disappointing collection of uninteresting facts of that had mostly been discussed by others. Not worth reading.

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