Book Review | Random Illustrated Facts by Mike Lowery

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Random Illustrated Facts by Mike Lowery

Non-Fiction, Graphic Novel, Humor

Workman Publishing Company | October 31st, 2017

5/5 Stars

A collection of illustrated trivia unlike any other. From glow-in-the-dark cats to Jupiter’s diamond showers to the link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, here are up to 100 obscure and fascinating facts brought to life in Mike Lowery’s quirky, hilarious style. Each illustrated fact is paired with a handwritten web of related tidbits, recreating an entertaining dive down a trivia rabbit hole.

My Review

Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know by Mike Lowery is a handwritten book about strange, random, and interesting facts. The book is divided into five parts: History, Animals, Food and Drinks, Science, and Everyday Things. Each section as interesting as the last. Some of my favorites were:
Part one: History

“In 1808, two men dueled in hot air balloons. The balloon that was shot crashed to the ground.”


Part two: Animals

“You are more likely to die from a vending machine than a shark.”


Part three: food and drinks

“Scientists have developed a type of seaweed that tastes like bacon and is more nutritious than kale.”


Part four: science

“A narwhal’s tusk is actually a tooth that grown through its upper lip.”


Part five: everyday things

“A chicken nugget sold on EBay for more than $8,000 because it looked like George Washington.”


I enjoy random, useless knowledge. So this book was perfect for me. Each page is more creative than the last with hand-drawn cute and funny images of what the fact or facts are about. I learned a lot of new things from reading this book that I found really intriguing. The only thing I didn’t like was that some of the facts weren’t as specific as they should have been. Like “so and so did this” instead of just the fact without a specific person.

This book is a quick read and will have you laughing at the ridiculous facts and hilarious drawings. It is nothing less than what the title suggests. I recommend it to anyone who loves random facts and basic useless knowledge.

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley (thank you NetGalley and Workman Publishing Company) in exchange for an honest review.

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