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The 2012 World Almanac And Book Of Facts Review

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012 is like what my husband calls “the internet” before computers. It is packed with so much information. My in-laws came to visit and my father-in-law is an engineer. He thinks logically. Likes facts. I thought it would be the perfect companion for his travels. It was a great success.

The 2012 World Almanac And Book Of Facts Review

My father-in-law read through it, and we discussed the information in the 2012 World Almanac. Things like the  “Most Memorable Explosions Since the 1920s”, “The largest City” (Salt Lake City is the 50th), “The Eastern most point,” and so much more. It was fascinating, and my father-in-law spent hours reading through it and commenting on the information.
This paperback is 1,008 pages and some small print. There is much information beyond what my father-in-law conversed with us about.

More information such as:

  • Top 10 News Topics of 2011
  • Time Capsule:The World Almanac lists the 10 items that most came to symbolize the year 2011, from the news and sports to pop culture.
  • Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the wackiest news stories of the year!
  • Year in Pictures:  2011: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2011, covering news, pop culture, and sports
  • 2010 Census Results:An up-to-date portrait of the changing face of the American people, based on newly released 2010 census data. Includes essential population statistics about each state’s demographics, typical households, and new congressional apportionment
  • Election Preview 2012
  • Greatest Sports Upsets
  • Sports:  Coverage of every major sport, with bonus World Series coverage, including play-by-play and game-by-game playoff action. The 2011 MLB individual batting and pitching statistics give baseball junkies a jump-start on next year’s fantasy baseball draft.
  • The World at a Glance
  • Education
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Economy and Employment

While my children are truly the generation of Google, where debates can be settled on the spot with a simple search, the World Almanac is more a journey. It can end a debate, sure, however the reader my be sidetracked by the information read in the process of proving a point!

I remember reading the World Almanac growing up and it covering weather, health, entertainment, science, facts and more. It was fascinating then and I still was mesmerized by how much information was inside!

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2012 ® hit bookstores nationwide on November 22. It’s the same book we all remember, jam-packed with fascinating facts, this latest edition of the best-selling American reference book makes a great educational tool, family trivia night resource, or holiday gift.

Called a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics” by the Wall Street JournalThe World Almanac ® is the go-to source for all entertainment, learning and reference needs.

Think of the fun someone will have finding the answers to:

  • Which U.S. state boasts the highest public high school graduation rate?
  • Which 2012 election candidate plans to lower their presidential salary to less than $40,000?
  • How did one father turn his daily attempts to embarrass his teenager into a blog with its own smartphone app?
  • What 2009 film made over $760 million making it the top-grossing American movie of all time?
  • What are the latest reports on school cyberbullying?

I highly recommend the 2012 World Almanac. It made my father-in-law smile and we all enjoyed talking about points of interest, headlines and comparing where we live compared to where our relatives live.


*I received the 2012 World Almanac in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.
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