Clever Knickers: Facts and General Knowledge
by Elsmere Gracey
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This is an eclectic mix of facts and general knowledge covering many unusual subjects such as ancient torture methods, people’s secret habits, echo-location, human and animal experiments, along with famous people's last words.
Other topics range from how modern day inventions evolved, the Icelandic tradition of eating rotten shark (Hákarl), and the chilling story of Bernd Brandes who ate his volunteering victim - Armin Meiwes.
Major cities are discussed which include facts about Belfast and inventors from Northern Ireland.
Did you know that a prisoner escaped prison using dental floss?
Did you know that a pavlova is an eponymous food?
Did you know that Einstein's eyeballs are kept in a safety deposit box?
Did you know that rabbits have 28 teeth and that there is an immortal jellyfish?
Did you know that Little Red Riding Hood was tricked into eating part of her grandmother?
Did you know that the “Society for Indecency to Naked Animals” lobbied the White House demanding that the president’s family make their pony decent before allowing it to appear in public?
This book aims to enlighten the reader with attention-grabbing facts about people, places, products, birds, animals, and aquatic reptiles. By the last page you will know a variety of odd facts such as why a crocodile swallows rocks and that tapping a wineglass before making a toast is considered rude!
The title is an expression as to how a little extra knowledge can promote the reader from being just the average smarty pants into a pair of Clever Knickers. They will be able to entertain others with stories about the Kitty Organ, execution methods, and the rise and fall of human zoos.