The Almanac of the Infamous, the Incredible, and the Ignored is a compendium of unexplained mysteries, paranormal phenomena, and incredible true tales that will amaze, confound, and remind you just how mysterious this world really is. An outstanding trivia and reference book for any lover of unusual lore, each day gives you an unexplained mystery, a quote, and a Secret Power for you to practice. Richly illustrated throughout. A magical daily read.
“The Almanac makes a charming and often enlightening read. Enjoy.” –Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., a.k.a. Dr. Quantum, author of Dr. Quantum’s Little Book of Big Ideas – Reviews
One might think of Juanita Rose Violini’s first book as a refreshing, very selective history of the world with all the boring parts omitted. Few previous historians, for example, have focused on April 7, 1938, a day when, at remote locations, three men spontaneously combusted. Violini’s aptly titled Almanac of the Infamous, the Incredible and the Ignored sets its beams on those strange things and weird occurrences that entertain us long after stories of battles and explorers slip into oblivion. The 365 daily entries include: “March 30th — Triangles over Belgium”; “April 5th — Mosquito Executes Curse.” “July 15th — Tiny Coffins & Pygmie Flints.” –
This delightful, curiosity-rousing guide offers 365 international tales of the unexplained, paranormal, and bizarre. And unlike a conventional reference resource, the tales are organized not by theme or location but as a calendar, with a story per day. Events alleged to have occurred on specific dates correspond with the appropriate date in the book. Accompanied by whimsical line drawings by Violini (blogger, mysterytrivia.wordpress.com), entries close with thematically relevant quotes, eccentric goals, and activities to help achieve them. While this work does not offer scholarly explanation, journalistic inquiry, or scientific foundation, it is still a genuinely absorbing, entertaining read. – Library Journal