“During World War One, an Australian soldier went to hospital for some trouble with a leg. He was found to have two hearts! They beat one after the other.”

The second instalment in the “Fact Attack” series, Beastly Bodies contains more amazing facts and statistics for curious youngsters which you’re guaranteed not to have heard before.

Did you know that one in 20 people has an extra rib? Or that “a human bite is more dangerous than that of a dog, a cat or a horse”?

There’s plenty here for those with a fascination for disgusting infectious diseases like the plague but the concise entries also contain information on sneezing, hiccups, tattoos, transplants and many other weird and wonderful attributes of our bodies. These are fun facts rather than a homework resource and the bizarre tales of bones, skin, blood, sweat and tears can’t fail to be entertaining.

Age 5-8 –Rachel Ediss

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    A concise and easy to understand guide to space, stars and astronauts and the effects on us. Did you know that light takes eight minutes to travel from the Sun to Earth? You can get a lot out of this book in that amount of time.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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