Truly Peculiar: Fantastic Facts That Are Stranger Than Fiction
Our extraordinary world makes more (and sometimes less) sense when you wonder:
What's driving the international turkey-meat boom?
How does a cannonball determine a maritime boundary?
Where can you wed your mobile phone?
Why do septuagenarians have a better chance of summiting Mount Everest than ever?The ever-keen minds of The Economist Explains solve all these riddles and more in their latest encyclopaedic excursion around the globe. Baffle your friends and colleagues with unconventional headscratchers that shed surprising light on science, culture, world affairs and more. From the underground trade in hair to Hollywood's role in the creation of the snow globe, Truly Peculiar takes a walk on the weird side.
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