Oddly Informative (Paperback)

Matters of fact that amaze and delight

Tom Standage

The latest edition in the Economist Explainer series, edited and introduced by Deputy Editor Tom Standage

The more we ponder, the odder the world can seem.

How do footballers get their shirt numbers?

Why does having daughters make couples more likely to divorce?

How do you move a horse from one country to another?

What counts as a journey into space?

The keen minds at The Economist contemplate all these questions and more in their quest for the globe's most extraordinary quandaries and conundrums, with bizarre facts and headscratchers that show the world is even stranger than we might have thought. From plant-based milk and supermoons to the next Dalai Lama and what really happened at the storming of the Bastille, this collection of the oddest and most mindboggling explanations will amaze and delight in equal measure.

Publication date: 20/10/2022

£9.99

ISBN: 9781800812093

Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Oddly Informative (Ebook)

Matters of fact that amaze and delight

Tom Standage

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The latest edition in the Economist Explainer series, edited and introduced by Deputy Editor Tom Standage

The more we ponder, the odder the world can seem.

How do footballers get their shirt numbers?

Why does having daughters make couples more likely to divorce?

How do you move a horse from one country to another?

What counts as a journey into space?

The keen minds at The Economist contemplate all these questions and more in their quest for the globe's most extraordinary quandaries and conundrums, with bizarre facts and headscratchers that show the world is even stranger than we might have thought. From plant-based milk and supermoons to the next Dalai Lama and what really happened at the storming of the Bastille, this collection of the oddest and most mindboggling explanations will amaze and delight in equal measure.

Publication date: 20/10/2022

£8.99

ISBN: 9781800812109

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B09RCGYDFK

Imprint: Economist Books

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

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'The Father Christmas of knowledge'

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Tom Standage

Tom Standage

Tom Standage is Deputy Editor of The Economist. He is the author of several books, including Uncommon Knowledge, Seriously Curious, Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years and The Victorian Internet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Wired.

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