Strange stories, amazing facts ( edition) | Open LibraryWhat can I say? The seventies were hard on all of us. The book had a red marbled cover and sober blue binding, with the title embossed in bold gilt lettering: Strange Stories, Amazing Facts. There was no subtitle. There was no need for one — the title promised everything we wanted, and lucky for us, the book delivered. We learned that people sometimes spontaneously combust, and that an Italian monk named Padre Pio suffered Christlike wounds in his hands called stigmata. We discovered that pigs were flogged in medieval France for breaking the law, and that the entire crew of the Mary Celeste disappeared one day, leaving the ship to float empty around the Atlantic.
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It took my 10 year old mind on a ride and I never got off of it. I was so in love with it, that This is one of those rare and obscure anthology books that utterly captured my childhood fascination and obsession. I carried this thing everywhere I went. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 3 of 7?
Pandora - I thought of your comment here when I read this piece on Huffington Post. In the 70s, Gina rated it it was amazing, Deb rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction, at the least. Strajge 01. Oc.
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See details for additional description. Login to add to list. Less frightening after close to four decades of being published than it was to me as a child, it was fun to read a few of my favorite stories in bed at night. Feb 03, K. Feb 25.
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Strange Stories, Amazing Facts fed that part of my brain as a kid. The book had a red marbled cover and sober blue binding, Amazing Facts. Curiosities and wonders. This is a classic.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I imagine reading this now would feel strange, what with all the Google around stoires fact check. David Sofranko. March 6, at pm.