How many kilograms of cloud and how can it be measured? What was on the menu at the Last Supper? Who invented Spanish wax and what is it anyway? All this is clear from the book Észkombájn 2, the first copies of which have just arrived at the editorial office and the Telex Shop warehouse.
Telex’s column on scientific, historical, and popular culture curiosities debuted last Christmas in book form, and, as usual, the huge success has made continuation almost mandatory.
There’s no shortage of interesting and surprising themes, as the book reveals, for example, that Dracula wasn’t even inspired by the Prince of Transylvania, Mickey Mouse wasn’t drawn by Walt Disney, and The Night Watch is actually a daytime scene, only the painting was pretty sloppy when it got its name. The book covers over a hundred similar topics, including quite a few articles that can’t be read anywhere online and were created just for the book – as were the illustrations for the graphic designers at Telex.
Who heard about the fighter plane that was so fast that it shot itself down? Or about the man who changed all the roulette wheels in the world? Or perhaps about the most unusual city on Earth, where twenty-lane highways have remained completely empty for years? The book contains nearly 300 pages of such exciting stories, and everyone can learn something from it that will make them feel like a true genius.
Last year’s book and this year’s book can be ordered together as a package, and the double enjoyment doesn’t even cost twice as much. And for those who don’t have enough, Észkombájn has it Facebook page Also, with content appearing only there, and a regular newsletter, ensuring subscribers never miss a single article.
You can order locally from the Telex store, and delivery is free. To ensure your parcel arrives by Christmas, your order must be placed by 12 noon on 19 December.