A People’s History Of The Peculiar!

Hello Trivia lovers, this book is for you! A People’s History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, Random Obsessions and Astounding Truths written by Nick Belardes. Nick has been called the “bizarre fact hunter” and “master of the last thing you need to know.” 

PeculiarWell, that’s weird!! Yup, I said that on almost every single page! What a FUN book for trivia lovers like myself.  Author Nick Belardes has a hit on his hands! I love learning odd tidbits of weird and random things. This 244-page book is jam-packed full of interesting and unique facts.  Everything from small glasses, DIME SIZE glasses with a strap to go around your head, these are supposed to aid in DRIVING?!?!  Glasses the size of dimes?!! Um no, thank you.  How about an axe murderer in the family? As in Thomas Jefferson’s grandson, (yes, one of the founding fathers Jefferson). Do you delight in knowing that some dinosaurs were as teeny tiny as hens? Wonder what it’s like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it’s named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People’s History of the Peculiar, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the raw source material found in historical archives, scientific studies, and libraries the world over to find facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide readers with the best cocktail conversation topics for many years to come! Also found here are first-person interviews with people who can explain the unexplained, from the permanently puzzling Mothman conspiracy to secret Star Wars Jedi religious cults and the charmingly eccentric reason why British aerospace engineers sent teddy bears floating out into space. These real-world facts are outlandish enough to sharpen the brain and occupy readers’ minds for hours of entertainment.

This book is filled with mysterious places, odd occupations and most importantly interesting facts throughout!  Did you know Patent #5713081 It’s called the 3 Legged Pantyhose. When one leg is damaged you have a spare. I wonder where that third leg hides, can it come loose? Hummmm….. yup, this book is full of things that make you go hummmm.

A People’s History of The Peculiar is easy to read grab bag of trivia. You never know when that will come in handy during the next road trip.

I can’t wait for the next family gathering! I know so many random and interesting stuff!!

This would be a great gift for the “hard to buy for” person on your list. THIS IS A GREAT READ!!

NICHOLAS BELARDES is novelist, journalist, illustrator, memoirist and poet. He has most recently taught for Memoir Journal’s The (In)visible Memoirs Project, and has taught at Bakersfield College, CSU Bakersfield, the Art Institute of Las Vegas, and has guest lectured at UCLA, BARD College, various museums, libraries, galleries and writing groups. 

Disclosure: I have received complimentary/free products for the purpose of this review. The opinions are 100% mine. I have not been influenced in any way. I am disclosing this in accordance with Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising.Peanut Butter And Whine.

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