The Wacky & Wonderful World Through Numbers

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Everything takes on exciting new meaning when you look at it through the lens of numbers. Even boring, everyday stuff like can openers, snowflakes, rain, and honeybees becomes fascinating when you realize that: The can opener was created 48 years after food was first put in cans (before that, people were using a hammer and chisel to open their beans) It takes a snowflake 1 hour to fall to the ground There are typically 16 tons of rain in one small, fluffy cloud Honeybees must visit 2 million flowers to make about a pound of honey More than 2000 entries like these are featured in Numberland. These amazing facts and figures cover just about every topic under the sun including people, animals, events, toys, food, fashion, weather, the solar system, pirates, and much more. With humorous illustrations, clever text, and a great blend of interesting, enlightening, and sometimes just plain gross facts to ponder, this book is hard to put down. (Ages 8+)
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