110 Random Facts About the NFL
“acci’s Law of Random Things” is the second book in Michael Gerber’s The Mystery of Numbers series. It contains 110 random facts, many of them quite hilarious. This book is not for those who are afraid of numbers or those who want to blow their brains out with numbers and counting.
I enjoyed this book despite its contents. For me, the most enjoyable aspect of it were the stories germinating around the laws themselves. Gerber uses everyday language like “he hit a home run” and other examples that come from everyday life. These make the laws seem less mystical or mysterious. That makes them easier to understand.
I particularly enjoyed the “what if” factor. There is a section where Gerber considers what would have happened if Oprah Winfrey had won the presidential election in 2021. He uses the example of Harry Potter to show how “if Harry Potter had won the presidential election back in the United States, what would be the number of books that have been bought in three months?” The following facts are listed in the final part of the book. They are:
1. “The American president is peanut butter and jelly.” This fact was originally misspelled in the book, but was correctly corrected in the revised version.
2. “A bald man once won an Olympic ice skating medal, but it was declared ineligible due to the fact that he was wearing two hockey jerseys.” This one I found amusing. There are two sentences in which it is made clear that the candidate was actually wearing two jerseys. The reader doesn’t see the official scorecards, so we don’t know which jersey he was wearing.
3. “In one game, Joe Montana was asked to pass a football and he threw the ball into the stands, against the rules.” This is factual, as Montana did indeed pass a football into the stands, and did not throw the ball into the stands.
4. “Rudolph was traded to the San Francisco Giants after one season with the Jets. But he didn’t come alone.” This one is factual because Rudolph was traded to the Giants by the Jets.
The next time you read the Random Fact Book, try flipping through a couple of pages
Find the random fact that strikes up your interest. Have a great reading session. Go over to the site below to find out more information. It’s completely free and can be easily found with a simple Google search.
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