By Fred Delkin
Seek to be the Bagwan of Bettors, the Sultan of Statistics, the Emir of Estimates, the Wizard of Wagers, the Curator of Curiosity, the Factotum of Facts? A newly released publication, The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013, will make you king of conversations. This is a jumbo pocket book stuffed with everything from profiles of 160 nations, 55 states & territories, 100 major U.S. cities, 2012 Olympic Games results, all U.S. 4-year colleges and oh so much more!
The Wall Street Journal just anointed this tome as a ”treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information.” Did you know that the number of household TV’s in the U.S. has sharply declined in the past year? That the fuel efficiency of U.S. automobiles has doubled since 1975…that silver is the most popular sports car color…that Austria has the most paid days off from work in the year…that Nevada has the lowest public high school graduation rate in our nation?
Who watches the most TV in our nation, men or women? Here you’ll find the results of every game played in the 2012 NCAA basketball tournament, of every college grid bowl game. Which U.S. airline carried the most passengers in 2012? Which nation reports the highest millions of visitors in 2012? Name the Country Music Performer of the year for the past five annums. This fact compendium includes color portraits of all our planet’s national flags…brief bios on all U.S. presidents…synopses of major historical events throughout world history…and oh, so much more! Every bar patron needs this ammunition, deftly contained in no less than 1007 pages and available at all booksellers.