The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You

The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong ✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong By John Lloyd ✸ – Thomashillier.co.uk Fast on the heels of the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance, a fun, fact lled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere Arranged Fast on the heels of of Animal PDF ↠ the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance, a fun, fact lled bestiary that is The Book Kindle - sure to delight animal lovers everywhere Arranged alphabetically from aardvark to worm, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, dissected, and illustrated, Book of Animal PDF/EPUB æ with the trademark wit and wisdom of John Lloyd and John MitchinsonDid you know, for instance, that when a young albatross takes wing, it may stay aloft for ten years vampire bat saliva unsurprisingly, when you think about it is the source of the world s most powerful blood thinning drug, appropriately called draculin bombardier beetles fire a boiling chemical spray out of their rears atpulses per second a bald eagle s feathers weigh twice as much as its bones a giant tortoise recently died at the documented age ofoctopuses are dexterous enough to unscrew tops from jars spider silk is so light that a strand long enough to circle the world would weigh as much as a bar of soap So meet the water bears that can live in suspension for hundreds of years, the parasite carried by your cat that makes men grumpy and women promiscuous, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the ends of their tonguesIf you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, that hyenas are dogs, or that sheep are pointless and stupid, The Book of Animal Ignorance has arrived just in time.


10 thoughts on “The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

  1. Ryan Ryan says:

    So many great facts in here Animals are fricking weird makes me laugh that people try and speculate on extra terrestrial life when animals on our own planet are completely alien to us Anyway neither here nor there, this one s well worth the read especially if you want to hear about animal penises and sex habits And who doesn t xD


  2. susie susie says:

    Did you know that a Riggwelter is a sheep that s fallen on its back and is too heavy to get back up That hummingbirds can fly upside down That in 1450, a piano was created using live pigs to generate the tones instead of strings That the latin name for the American Bison is bison bison bison That the only reason an Aardvark is a widely known animal is because the Oxford dictionary editor in 1928 decided to include it as the first word Yeah, I didn t either.Sidenote Wow, who knew animals c Did you know that a Riggwelter is a sheep that s fallen on its back and is too heavy to get back up That hummingbirds can fly upside down That in 1450, a piano was created using live pigs to generate the tones instead of strings That the latin name for the American Bison is bison bison bison That the only reason an Aardvark is a widely known animal is because the Oxford dictionary editor in 1928 decided to include it as the first word Yeah, I didn t either.Sidenote Wow, who knew animals copulate in such a variety of ways This book has a major case of TMI when it comes to that


  3. Sam Sam says:

    While this wasn t quite as entertaining as the Book of General Ignorance, it was still very interesting and mostly amusing and I did learn quite a few things that I didn t know before, which is always a bonus Typically for QI it does lean towards the sexual side of life, descriptions and innuendo so be prepared and while this does get a little tiresome it is not unexpected A good read although it would probably be better read in small doses rather than in one go like I did.


  4. Sophie Crane Sophie Crane says:

    This is a book that is entertainingly written and full of amazing facts about the world of animals and creatures generally I cannot verify the quality of the science but assuming it is well researched it is often mind bogglingly wonderful Different creatures get three or four pages each and as the title suggests it focuses on the less generally known orgenerally misunderstood things about each animal, so it is very useful for adults who thought they knew it all.


  5. Steven Steven says:

    This book was amusing, but the author talks about animal sex too much I mean, it s interesting and all, but do you really need to hear about it every other page Sheesh.


  6. Tippy Jackson Tippy Jackson says:

    Right sofirst off, I would definitely have to do some research on sources before I repeat any of this as current truth I get a 404 error when I attempt to check in on the website that is supposed to list the sources and allow for corrections and comments Some of the information I have come across previously, and sometimes the authors are obviously intentionally exaggerating and anthropomorphizing in an attempt to beinteresting However, the result is that it s not always clear when th Right sofirst off, I would definitely have to do some research on sources before I repeat any of this as current truth I get a 404 error when I attempt to check in on the website that is supposed to list the sources and allow for corrections and comments Some of the information I have come across previously, and sometimes the authors are obviously intentionally exaggerating and anthropomorphizing in an attempt to beinteresting However, the result is that it s not always clear when they are exaggerating and when they are being literal About the book a highlights reel of some cool animal info It s basically a list of animals and their cool facts Now, I am nowhere near a prude, but can I get a metaphor description joke that is not based on human sexuality behavior stereotypes Examples Describing the star nosed mole s nose With a much higher density of nerve endings than the average clitoris The naked mole rat looks like a flaccid penis with teeth And by the way, what does it mean that Male scent is used territorially female scent is to do with breeding, a kind of mousy girl talk What are you implying by Male sharks do not have penises Which probably explains a lot Why don t you elaborate a bit on this statement The male mounts from behind, bites the female s neck, and manages about forty thrusts of his bifurcated penis in twenty seconds Once thrusting stops, ejaculation into both vaginas lasts for thirty seconds This perfunctory attitude might throw some light on the female koala s enthusiastic, if mysterious, adoption of lesbian behavior when taken into captivity Is wedding tackle the scientific name for the armadillo s penis This got annoying after a while It s not cute and I wouldn t have found it funny as a school child, let alone as an adult These jokes are very tired Really A walrus penis operates even in the cold I wouldn t have guessed It is definitely possible to reach a wide audience and be entertaining, engaging and interesting without resorting to this I like what they were attempting to do, but they missed


  7. K K says:

    I was very disappointed with this book I loved The Book of General Ignorance, because it had so many interesting facts and just hopped around from topic to topic so you never knew what was next I like random trivia, and I really like random trivia about animals, so I was expecting to like this one as much, if notBut for me, the way the book is set up and laid out made it a very boring read It s just a chunk on a bunch of animals, presented alphabetically, and tells some about the anima I was very disappointed with this book I loved The Book of General Ignorance, because it had so many interesting facts and just hopped around from topic to topic so you never knew what was next I like random trivia, and I really like random trivia about animals, so I was expecting to like this one as much, if notBut for me, the way the book is set up and laid out made it a very boring read It s just a chunk on a bunch of animals, presented alphabetically, and tells some about the animal, a bit of history, and a some interesting facts But I didn t find this book s facts all that interesting, and the format made me feel like I was reading a textbook at times I found myself getting relieved as the animal names got closer to the end of the alphabet, because that meant I was closer to being finished I m definitely going to read the secong Book of General Ignorance, but in hindsight I wish I would have passed on this one


  8. Pam Pam says:

    After much thought, I decided The Book of Animal Ignorance is like eating potato chips I couldn t stop reading it, but it was not making me feel good My first problem with the book is the short vignettes of only about 2 pages per animal, a format which I generally don t relate well too because I seem to lose all the information as I move on to the next unrelated topic The second is that to make the subjects as interesting as possible the authors used exaggeration and focused on obscure facts After much thought, I decided The Book of Animal Ignorance is like eating potato chips I couldn t stop reading it, but it was not making me feel good My first problem with the book is the short vignettes of only about 2 pages per animal, a format which I generally don t relate well too because I seem to lose all the information as I move on to the next unrelated topic The second is that to make the subjects as interesting as possible the authors used exaggeration and focused on obscure facts The piece on cats was stilted apparently by their personal dislikes Then I noted several errors of which one was covered on NPR just the other day All of this just made me skeptical about the book and its accuracy Next time, I pick up a book I will make sure the authors have some professional expertise in the subject


  9. Andy Cyca Andy Cyca says:

    Why are pigs considered dirty and how true is it From aadrvarks to worms, this marvelous book contains a lot of trivia on animals big and small, their habitats, evolutionary history, cultural associations and useful comparisons on their biology Great for curious people of all ages


  10. Tauras Tauras says:

    Probably I just disliked the format of the book Having two pages per animal is just a bit weird, following up with a string of very random and unrelated facts This might be the reason why it was so difficult to read and, especially, remember the information Another thing I disliked is the use of the imperial units, but that s just a personal bias towards SI system still took away the points


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