The Lore of Averages: Facts, Figures, and Stories That Make Everyday Life Extraordinary

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A new title in the Arcane series of trivia books, Lore of Averages offers facts and stories that explore both meanings of the word average. Statistical averages (the average weight in turkey eaten each Thanksgiving) preface stories that prove to be anything but average (the annual Turkey Drop in Arkansas's Ozark Mountains). The uncommon origins of common phrases like "it's raining cats and dogs" are revealed, and fascinating anecdotes of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances abound. Over twenty illustrations ...

The Lore of Averages: Facts, Figures, and Stories That Make Everyday Life Extraordinary 2005, Sanctuary Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781860746178

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