How many elephants in a blue whale?

It’s pretty hard to imagine how big a blue whale is. Even if someone were to tell you exactly how big they are (approx. 27.5m), it’s still a bit hard to picture. Just as it is hard to imagine how much money one million dollars really is. Or how small a hydrogen atom really is.                                                                                                Marcus Weeks’ clever How Many Elephants in a Blue Whale? (HB $25) helps us measure things we’re not sure about, usually things that are either very very big or very very small, in terms of things we do know about. And as it turns out, there are about 25 elephants in a blue whale. And did you know the average depth of the Pacific Ocean is 15.5 Eiffel Towers??

This book is full of quirky facts you didn’t know you wanted to know and will make the perfect gift for that person who has everything.

(F.Y.I. How Many Elephants in a Blue Whale? is approx. 16 match boxes big!)

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