Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked: Explaining the What If in Science, Geography and the Absurd - Joseph Pisenti

1 minute read Published: 2018-12-04

GoodReads summary: Fun facts for kids of all ages: When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka RealLifeLore.


Another trivia book. And this one is... weird.

Instead of coming directly with trivia, the book focus on the history behind the fact (e.g., the size of the Roman Empire is giving talking about the annexed countries). On the other hand, the way to get to the history is strange, to say the least: How many countries today would encompass the Roman Empire, if it didn't fall?

Also, the last 1/3 of the book is devoted to American presidents, which is interesting... if you're American.

(And yes, I know I'm picky about this kind of stuff, but some one has to be, right?)