Sunday, January 7, 2018

The 2018 World Almanac Still Rules In The Internet Age

FenwayNation was recently given a complimentary copy of The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2018 by its publisher. Even in the GOOGLE-y, instant look-up world of the Internet, there is no substitute for this exhaustive tome that pretty much contains everything you will ever need to know—literally at you fingertips. This is the kind of reference tool we Baby Boomers used to use—because it worked. The beauty of this handy, single volume is that you can idly browse through it and find out something that you otherwise would never have known. For example, did you know that the proposed name for the state of Utah was "Deseret" (meaning "land of honeybees"), but it was rejected by Congress? Who knew? The World Almanac, that's who! The Almanac has a huge section on baseball (pages 907-931), where you can find that Buck Freeman of the Red Sox led the American League in HRs in 1903 with 13. Or, that David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval have the exact same number of World Series hits (20). So, go order the The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2018HERE.