Weird But True New York City

Weird But True New York City
Age Range
8+
Release Date
September 14, 2021
ISBN
978-1426372322
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Think you know the Big Apple? Think again!

Did you know that 25 species of shark swim off NYC's coastline?

Or that astronauts can see the lights of Times Square from space?

And get this: In New York, Sesame Street is a real place AND there's a library where you can visit the actual stuffed animals that inspired the characters in Winnie the Pooh!

Explore 300 wacky facts and pictures from the five boroughs. You'll get a look at the city's storied past, learn about weird stuff in New York today, and even meet a couple of goats that held up traffic on the subway. The city that never sleeps truly has something for everyone--from giant pillow fights to epic Broadway musicals to pizza-loving rats.

Whether you're an NYC native, an adventure-loving tourist, an armchair traveler, or a trivia buff, this fact-packed, fun-filled book is for you!

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‘Weird But True! New York City,’ from National Geographic Kids, paints an interesting, wild, thoroughly engaging picture of the Big Apple. From facts such as how the New York Public Library has a collection of 40,000 historical restaurant menus to how frozen custard was invented at Coney Island in 1919, there is a yearly two-hour cat film festival, hundreds of humpback whales swim through New York Harbor every year, and so much more, there is trivia that even the biggest fan of the city might not know.

There are facts to learn about Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, including how when they are all put together, they are almost the same size as eight Walt Disney Worlds. For anyone who has a love of trivia, bizarre facts, or desires to learn more about New York City, this is a great book to pick up some quick knowledge that will surely impress those with any interest in the city.
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For anyone who has a love of trivia, bizarre facts, or desires to learn more about New York City, this is a great book to pick up some quick knowledge that will surely impress those with any interest in the city.
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