Actually Factually, Hardback Book
2 out of 5 (1 rating)


A fascinating collection of misunderstandings, mistakes and misconceptions, Actually Factually reveals the reality behind just a few of the myths that get mixed up with truth.

If you really thought that Christopher Columbus discovered America or that water goes down the plughole the other way in Australia this book will bring you right back to Earth with a bump.

Full of fantastic facts to wow teachers, friends and family, this is the perfect book for kids who want to know more.


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I've been reading non-fiction to relax, lately, which is my excuse for this one. It's aimed at kids, and basically debunks various urban myths like the idea that people swallow eight spiders per year in their sleep. It's very simplistic, but kids would probably enjoy it, and it wasn't bad for me to read in the twenty minutes before bed, either.<br/><br/>Edit: Now I'm reading the QI Book of General Ignorance, I have a feeling this is plagiarised. I'll compare them side by side when I've got chance...