I don't follow UberFacts on Twitter, but I've heard of it. It was the first Fun Fact twitter account to really explode in popularity, with millions of followers sharing its tweets multiple times a day. But I just never saw the need for fun facts in my twitter feed, so I never got on board. Now the team behind that account has compiled more than a thousand of their best fun facts into a book, and this time I am 100% on board.
The thing that I really love about this book is that it's just so fun. It's small, light and has a really cute cover that attracts attention on the bookshelf or on the coffee table. The hardcover copy I have is really well-made and the pages are glossy and super sharp, which is great for the facts that include photos. Every page is packed with trivia, sometimes as many as 10 on each page, and I really do believe that there are more than a thousand pieces of trivia in this book.
If there was one downside I could see about this book, it's that it isn't trying to be taken too seriously, so there are no sources for these facts. I know that for some people that's a problem, because it's possible some facts could be inaccurate if you can't find the source, but personally I don't care. This book is super fun to flip through in the living room, the bathroom, or on a road trip during a long car ride. They even include some fun quizzes here and there so you can test your friends. It's one of those books that you pick up and put down often, rather than power-reading through the whole thing in one go, and I really like that. Flipping through a few pages of this book never fails to make me smile, laugh or even just learn a few new things. Much of the trivia is weird, wacky, and even downright useless, but it's always entertaining.
This book would make a great gift for a friend, family member of co-worker, and personally I like the way it helps strike up a fun conversation when I leave it around for guests to enjoy.
+ Cool, compact design
+ Cute cover looks good just sitting on the coffee table
+ Extremely dense, with as many as 10 facts on every page
+ Fun mini-quizzes mixed in
+ Great for the living room or the road trip
- No sources for the facts, which might bother some people
- Photos are only in black and white
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