Contact Us

‘Listomania: A World of Fascinating Facts in Graphic Detail’ — Book Review

listomania book cover
Amazon.com

You may consider this the Christmas season, but there’s a good reason you’re staring at a “Holiday Tree” in your office lobby when you walk into work. It’s because yours isn’t the only religion out there, as illustrated perfectly, in ‘20 Largest World Religions,’ one of the 190 illustrated lists in ‘Listomania: A World of Fascinating Facts in Graphic Detail.

‘Listomania’ should be on the top of every guy’s holiday wish list. You know all those “infographics” that pop up on websites? This is that, on overdrive, covering a total of 2,663 facts. Some of the lists are evocative, like ‘12 Influential Mistresses and Concubines’ and ‘15 Curious Cannibals.’ Some are a little silly, like ‘8 Really Deep Holes’ and ‘6 Superstitions about Brooms’ and then there’s the weirdly helpful lists, like ‘4 National Borders Where Traffic Switches Sides’ and ‘15 Unlikely Intoxicants.’

The best lists, though, are just weird, nonsensical but oddly fascinating nonetheless, like ‘8 Animals That Darwin Ate’ and ‘56 On-Screen Robots and Cyborgs.’ Our personal favorite: ‘10 Top Cheese-Eating Countries’ has Denmark at the top of the heap. Despite our obesity problem, the US doesn’t even make the top 10.

The list ‘14 Lies Movies Tell Us!’ mentions “Running in High Heels is Easy.” Yes, fellas, this is a myth and just another reason to get angry about Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman suit in the upcoming ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Perhaps someone can get Christopher Nolan a copy of this book for the holidays?

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://guyspeed.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on GuySpeed quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on GuySpeed quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!