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Who invented the human cannonball? What animal survives the winter by freezing? What’s older than the stars? Find out all this and much more in IDW Publishing’s new BOOK OF EXTREME FACTS 2012, now available in comic and book stores throughout North America.

“The BOOK OF EXTREME FACTS 2012 is a fresh take on the genre, with a mix of records and facts beautifully illustrated with art and photography,” said editor and co-writer Kris Oprisko.  “Plus, we wanted to make it easy for readers to become involved in future editions… we encourage everyone to try to set their own record and see themselves in next year’s book!”

Offering 168 pages of out-of-the-ordinary, freakish and outlandish facts and records, the BOOK OF EXTREME FACTS 2012 is stuffed with incredible items on thousands of fascinating subjects, from exotic animals to the ancient world, rotating skyscrapers to deadly storms, freaky people to high tech gadgets.

Besides featuring incredible facts, The BOOK OF EXTREME FACTS also challenges readers to break the book’s records or create entirely new ones for a chance to appear in the next edition. Readers can submit their facts or records anytime at, Facebook, or Twitter, @extremefacts.

BOOK OF EXTREME FACTS 2012 ($17.99, paperback, full color, 168 pages) is now available in comic and book stores throughout North America.  ISBN: 978-1-600109409

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at

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