Truth is Stranger than Fiction: 146 Strange and Extraordinary Facts and True Yet Unbelievable Stories from the World Around Us

Truth is Stranger than Fiction: 146 Strange and Extraordinary Facts and True Yet Unbelievable Stories from the World Around Us (Paperback)

By Joygopal Podder 
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Publisher: Peacock
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8124802548
EAN: 9788124802540
No. of Pages: 184
Publish Date: 2011-1-1
Binding: Paperback
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About the Book :

Read about the woman who married seven times in forty five days! Visit the temple where devotees offer liquor to the deity! Learn of the top ten April Fools Day hoaxes in history!Get to know about the book written in blood and also about the fan letter that made the writer an empress! Read about crazy inventions and about the oddest sporting Olympiad....Read about the four sisters who gave birth to four babies in four days and about the dead man who sent holiday greetings!Read about these and many other strange, funny, extraordinary and unbelievable facts and incidents taken from everyday life. This marvellous book contains 146 strange but true stories and tit-bits of information that are amazing, entertaining and at times improbable but very true! Enjoy!

Contents :

Preface; Dog guarded owners body for six weeks; This woman married 7 times in 45 days; 11 month baby girl helped unconscious mother by answering cell phone; Wackiest path to record books; A temple, where devotees offer liquor to the deity; Robbery suspect has an identity crisis; 54-year-old Japanese man caught impersonating his 20-year-old son to take an exam; Fed up with politics, an Italian man ate his vote; Baby boomers: 4 sisters, 4 births, 4 days; Dead man sends holiday greetings; A gypsy had predicted a British couples 4 million pounds lottery win; Celebrity second acts; The curious case of a missing cow; A gathering of Elizabeths; What are you staring at?; Laid back film; Nostradamus predicted his own death...and even beyond; He bought a sea; The oldest language still in use; Kinky and bizarre?; Whats in a name?; High on ketchup; Unique missiles; Which came first, the screw or the screwdriver?; Without a bath; Tragic coincidence; Too many sevens; They actually said it! (A sampling of some of the dumbest statements ever made); The oddest sporting Olympiad; Crazy invention; Birthday blues; The pot of love; Horse sense; Fire-fighters cut holes in wrong house; 3,009 Chinese break skipping world record; A fan letter made her an empress; Baby snatched from mother found family after 30 years; A monks life; An Australian man survived a 12,700-volt shock; Man hid 140,000 pounds cash in aunts grave; Aliens have been visiting Eeath for decades: Canadian expert; Fighter jets chasing UFO captured on video; A jumbo brake; Lottery jackpot landed Canadian in jail; A mouse built a nest in an Oregon ATM with USD 20 bills; Pets and their owners share traits: Study; Spelling gaffe turned city into unwiped bottom; A book written in blood; Unlucky in love; Retribution; Reverse effect; Missing kings; Out for a cap; Born on 7/7/07; Dole or death; Well built; Tech talk - Desperate but fearful? Dial R for restroom; British wedding guest from Canada turned up a year early; Free bed for the worlds tallest man; Overworked; Double standards; Elephant beats keeper for late meals; Stressed executives asked to smash hotel rooms; Multiple loyalties; Twenty-three times lucky; Couldnt practice what he preached; Estonians win international wife-carrying tournament; The mummys curse; They remarried 92 years after their divorce; Man found out that wife, not daughter, was unfaithful; Crazy patents; Shoplifter leaves address for police; Nude blonde, gold stilettos and a Ferrari; Railroads America - Strange experiences; British motorists cant read maps; The curse of the Pharaohs; Housewife hid $3 million in forex gains; Goat crowned king of Ireland at ancient fair; Get paid to shed flab in Italy; Burdened by debt single mother postal worker lottery-winner now richer than kings; Dead man woke up under autopsy knife; A bank robber who fell asleep on the job; A cop was sacked for taking a second wife...and another one was demoted for same reason; Humans had beach party 164,000 years ago; No male rulers for Kumbwada; Gossip leads to nasty surprise for Czech couple; With less dentists, Britons get desperate; extract own teeth themselves; Nearly 3,500 Chinese are named Olympics; After 27 years, US couple got their wedding photos; This judge jailed everyone in court; Couple divorce 4 days after wedding; Nagging really does wonders on men; Book returned after more than 100 years; Friday 13th is safer than an average Friday; Most bizarre complaints witnessed by travel agents; The ghost of Mary Bregavy; The prophecies of Nostradamus; Cleopatra died of drug-spiked cocktail, not snakebite, says a German scientist; The man in the iron mask - A historical mystery; Men dread their wives driving, finds survey; Not enough Facebook friends? Buy them; A UFO-like flying shape photographed over stately home in England; Enjoy the worlds most expensive curry in London for 2,000 pounds; Austrian village offers free land to boost population; 1 in 5 British kids have imaginary friends; The things celebs did before they became celebs; Moldovan women break 1000-yr-old Greek ban; Most pointless gadget of all time; Top ten April Fools day hoaxes; The oldest hereditary monarchy in the world; Man sets record with 87 snakes in tub; Funny laws in Arizona, USA; The origins of words and phrases; Funny laws in Alaska; The ghost of Athens; Gender imbalance; Drinking to excess; Vending machines that kill; An electric battery that is more than two thousand years old!; Facts we know that are not so; Talking about the weather; 7-year-old boy almost bought a fighter jet via Internet; Missing cat in UK returned home 7-yrs after disappearing; Atlantis - The lost continent; Taiwan man killed wife after posting intention on blog; A man in Brazil killed his bride, best man and then himself at his wedding; China stops issuing license plates with unlucky number 4; The Bermuda Triangle; Spontaneous human combustion; The most prolific writers in literary history; Some books that helped changed the world; Urgent mail delivered in Pakistan after 20 years; Indonesian book on Obama sets record of the thickest book; Most widely read book of all time; Worlds youngest grandmother at 23?; A Chinese man died after three days of continuous Internet gaming; Doctors remove knife from mans head after 4 years; Girl with 12 fingers, 14 toes; US girl eats five soaps a week; You couldnt make it up: Offbeat stories from 2010; Czech towns deploy cardboard police in miniskirts; The curious case of twins in a Chinese village; Japanese man committed suicide live on Internet; Killer high heels have injured 3 million women!; Famous American ghosts; The ghost ship Mary Celeste

About the Author :

Joygopal Podder is a gold medalist law graduate from Delhi University. Born in London, Joygopal worked for some time in the Middle East before settling down in the National Capital Region. Although his interests range from social work to stock markets and the science of branding and marketing, writing is his first love. Joygopal used to be a freelance writer right from his school and college days.Joygopal Podder moved to the social sector after working for 17 years in the corporate sector as a marketing professional. Currently, he is Director Fundraising for the India chapter of an international anti-poverty development agency. Earlier, he worked for a leading child welfare organization and an NGO looking after the elderly. He has also been CEO of a PSU-promoted NGO working in the area of health care.Truth is Stranger than Fiction is Joygopals seventh book. His other six books are: The Landlords Secret and Other Stories; Deceivers (containing two short novels); High Alert; Superstar; Millennium City; and The Inheritance.
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Title: Truth is Stranger than Fiction: 146 Strange and Extraordinary Facts and True Yet Unbelievable Stories from the World Around Us
Publisher: Peacock
Author: Joygopal Podder
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8124802548
EAN: 9788124802540
No. of Pages: 184
Publish Date: 2011-1-1
Binding: Paperback


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