Go Figure: Things you didn't know you didn't know: The Economist Explains

Go Figure: Things you didn't know you didn't know: The Economist Explains

Tom Standage / Sep 19, 2020
Go Figure Things you didn t know you didn t know The Economist Explains Which James Bond drinks the most martinis What do Satanists really believe How do hurricanes get their names Why are bees disappearing Is chocolate healthy Go Figure has the answers Bringing together
  • Title: Go Figure: Things you didn't know you didn't know: The Economist Explains
  • Author: Tom Standage
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  • Page: 469
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Which James Bond drinks the most martinis What do Satanists really believe How do hurricanes get their names Why are bees disappearing Is chocolate healthy Go Figure has the answers Bringing together the very best from the clever people at The Economist, Go Figure explains the mind boggling, the peculiar and the profound, things you might always have quietly wonderedWhich James Bond drinks the most martinis What do Satanists really believe How do hurricanes get their names Why are bees disappearing Is chocolate healthy Go Figure has the answers Bringing together the very best from the clever people at The Economist, Go Figure explains the mind boggling, the peculiar and the profound, things you might always have quietly wondered about and yet you didn t know you didn t know.Figure out why so many Koreans are called Kim, how bitcoin mining works, why eating insects makes sense and how to get ahead under a dictator a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious.
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    About "Tom Standage"

      • Tom Standage

        Tom Standage is a journalist and author from England A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked as a science and technology writer for The Guardian, as the business editor at The Economist, has been published in Wired, The New York Times, and The Daily Telegraph, and has published five books, including The Victorian Internet 1 2 This book explores the historical development of the telegraph and the social ramifications associated with this development Tom Standage also proposes that if Victorians from the 1800s were to be around today, they would be far from impressed with present Internet capabilities This is because the development of the telegraph essentially mirrored the development of the Internet Both technologies can be seen to have largely impacted the speed and transmission of information and both were widely criticised by some, due to their perceived negative consequences.Standage has taken part in various key media events He recently participated in ictQATAR s Media Connected forum for journalists in Qatar, where he discussed the concept of technology journalism around the world and how technology is expected to keep transforming the world of journalism in the Middle East and all around the world.

    791 Comments

    1. Expected , so was sightly disappointed The articles are all way too short to do full justice to the topics at hand However, if you are looking for an easy read that often ends with the usual Economist witty punchline, these many snippets could be just the thing for you Or not.



    2. This book has a lot of interesting topics and is a great introduction to a lot of discussions, but each explanation question in the book is very short and I just wish they had delved deeply into each discussion Otherwise, it was a good book and nice to read during a commute since it has short questions that you can read when you don t have a lot of time available to devote to a book.


    3. This was a fun, informative read The little snippets of info were actually really interesting and presented well I d recommend this to anyone else who is prone to falling down the rabbit hole spiral.


    4. I guess this book gives you the feeling what it s like for a woman to lay with premature ejaculator You get excited with interesting topic despite the polution in China, Chinese in certain parts of the country now have the same life expectancy as western countries , the shirt comes off and there s something pretty to look at a map of which countries correspond to which regions of China andat s it, before you get under the skin, the topic ends and is replaced by another one.Ok, let s stop general [...]


    5. A collection of very short pieces on various interesting topics written in a fairly chatty voice Most all of the topics have been previously covered in the Economist Explains column from The Economist, where Standage is deputy editor, but the articles have been expanded a little bit, with some interesting tidbits The topics covered are very varied, from the classification of backward castes in India and population growth estimates for Nigeria to road traffic safety in Sweden and childbirth morta [...]


    6. It took me a long time to get through this, don t get me wrong it wasn t an awful read but just a bit dull and certain topics are very predictable.As other reviews have mentioned it s a great introduction to the topics covered and a nice way to spark an interest in something new.The kind of book you keep around for a read between stations, at Starbucks or when you don t feel like thinking too much


    7. Your basic answers to question almost nobody would ask, unless your drunk or stoned sitting around a bar Very short articles and chatty humorous snippets, a easy read BR Reader Nothing in depth or extraordinary here.


    8. Definitely a good read of questions In many cases they offer answers to interesting questions, however in some cases they merely discussed the question and it s ideas rather than provide answers and details Worth the 2017ReadingChallenge read.


    9. I would have preferred less questions with in depth studies I found that I ended up only reading the articles that interested me unlike Freakonomics which taught me things Possibly not designed as a cover to cover read.


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