Go Figure (Ebook)

Things you didn’t know you didn’t know: The Economist Explains

Tom Standage

Smart, savvy answers to universal questions, from the highly popular Economist Explains and Daily Chart blogs, a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious

Which James Bond drinks the most martinis?
What do Satanists really believe?
How do hurricanes get their names?
Why are bees disappearing?
Is chocolate healthy?

...Go Figure has the answers.

Bringing together the very best from the clever people at The Economist, Go Figure explains the mind-boggling, the peculiar and the profound, things you might always have quietly wondered about and yet more you didn't know you didn't know.

Figure out why so many Koreans are called Kim, how bitcoin mining works, why eating insects makes sense and how to get ahead under a dictator - a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious.

Publication date: 10/11/2016


ISBN: 9781782832416


Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for Go Figure

'Books like this make you wary of ever guessing the answer to anything'

Mark Mason The Daily Mail

Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Tom Standage is technology editor of The Economist and author of several highly acclaimed books, including The Victorian Internet, The Mechanical Turk and The Neptune File.

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