Book: Helen Lewis - Factopedia: Fascinating Facts About South Africa And The World

By admin
18 February 2011

This one will keep trivia-lovers occupied for hours on end.

You know the type: those interested in facts such as the countries that drink the most tea, who scored the most goals at the Fifa World cup, the world’s best restaurants, foods with the lowest kilojoule content and the happiest country in the world (it’s not South Africa).

The best bits in the book are the fascinating facts specific to our country such as the average temperatures in South Africa’s cities, a list of Leon Schuster movies (in case you missed one) and former Idols winners.

There are also chapters on politics, business, technology and literature.

It’s a great coffee-table book and a handy reference tool if you’re looking for facts to impress pals at parties – depending on the type of friends you have, of course.

Factopedia: fascinating facts about South Africa and the World by Helen Lewis

Zebra Press, R190

Rating: 4/5

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