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Nabbed it! You never know when it will come in handy, lol. Thanks!

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Me, too - thanks for the heads up!

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Don't plan on winning any game shows with the trivia in this book!

I wonder how many facts are incorrect! I have heard many variations of the 57, from number of attempts before they got a product they were happy with, to number of ingredients and now this pickle nonsense. So I went to the source and they said:

"What does the "57" stand for in Heinz’s famous slogan, "57 Varieties?"While riding a train in New York City in 1896, Henry Heinz saw a sign advertising 21 styles of shoes, which he thought was clever. Although Heinz was manufacturing more than 60 products at the time, Henry thought 57 was a lucky number. So, he began using the slogan "57 Varieties" in all his advertising. Today the company has more than 5,700 products around the globe, but still uses the magic number of "57."

http://www.heinz.com/our-company/press-room/trivia.aspx

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Seems factually incorrect. This book may be fun- and may be correct about some things- but as pointed out above- the Heinz 57 thing is incorrect.

Also, humans and dolphins are not the only ones that do it for pleasure. Bonobos do for a start.

If out of the sample given there are at least two wrong= how many more are wrong?

Still might be fun to read- but you won't know if what you read is true or not.

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Love stuff like this,even if some are wrong I may repeat them anyway!

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Somehow I doubt that a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons. The US alone has something like 3000+ Nuclear warheads, each can incinerate a town. A "hurricane" can be rather small. All it has to be is a storm with a circular rotating mass and winds over 74mph. That's really not THAT much energy.

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Based on some of the comments, perhaps this book should be renamed "630 Random yet Interesting Myths"

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Another one that's not true: Humans and dolphins aren't the only animals that have sex for pleasure. Most animals get some pleasure from sex, and many animal species have sex even when they are not in heat and/or cannot produce children. Bonobos are a great example of this; they're known for having very active sex lives, even when the females are sterile or too young to reproduce. Also, many animal species have gay sex (including penguins, elephants, giraffes, and many others), which is clearly not for reproductive purposes. mlutz3 is right: This should be called "630 Random Yet Interesting Myths."

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"630 Random Yet Interesting Statements", or "Mr. Bottomley's Last Assignment as a Fact Checker"

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@sumduud: Exactly. It's 57 varieties (it says so right on the bottle), not of pickles but of products in general. And it was low when he coined it.

The pickle is, however, part of the company's logo.