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Nayden Kostov

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Born in Bulgaria, I have lived in places like Germany, Belgium and Iraq, before settling down with my family in Luxembourg. With varied interests, I have always suffered from an insatiable appetite for facts stemming from an unrestrainable intellectual curiosity. It has certainly influenced my academic background and career: after acquiring Master degrees in Greek Philology, German and English Translation, I graduated in Crisis Management and Diplomacy and, most recently, undertook an MBA.

My career has been equally broad and diverse, swinging from that of an army paratrooper and a military intelligence analyst; through to that of a civil servant with the European Commission, and presently, that of a clerk, performing purely financial tasks
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Nayden Kostov I am presently preparing a trivia book with crazy random facts. This time, the facts will be better explained, with more context, but equally…moreI am presently preparing a trivia book with crazy random facts. This time, the facts will be better explained, with more context, but equally entertaining as my first book "1123 Hard to Believe Facts" ;)
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Nayden Kostov Thank you for the question, Chris!
I will have some well-deserved vacation this summer and afterwards will continue with the collection and…more
Thank you for the question, Chris!
I will have some well-deserved vacation this summer and afterwards will continue with the collection and verification of random facts.
Now that you ask me, I promised my younger son Nikolay (aged 5) to create a book with him, dedicated to his favorite animals, the orcas. He has already started preparing the illustrations and it is definitely going to happen...(less)
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1123 Hard to Believe Facts

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Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
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The author makes a series of amazing links between geography, history and geopolitics. One doesn't need to agree with all to read and entertain.
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1123 Hard to Believe Facts by Nayden Kostov
"At first glance we say to ourselves: Why do I need these facts? But with the ubiquitous invasion of fake news and doctored photos on the net I found the book not only amusing but also useful. Inside there is something appropriate for every taste.
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I was really interested to follow the author's ideas. While some of them were well known, there were plenty of new moments in this book to keep reading.
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Софийско крими by Орлин Чочов
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Софийско крими by Орлин Чочов
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Честно, не знаех какво да очаквам. Чета много, но от години не съм имал време за "кримка".
Върви леко и приятно, има история, има каламбури, определено си струва. Успява да те потопи в атмосферата на 90-те.
Само се чудя откъде е измислил всички тези ш
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“substance. Serbia, Macedonia and San Marino are all landlocked countries but participate in the Mediterranean Games. Israel does not. Historically, in many North American cities, 1 May used to be ‘moving day’ and the only possible date on which one could change dwelling. As of mid-2016, the Phantom of the Opera is the longest running Broadway show, with almost 12 000 performances. In 2013, a single tuna fish was sold in Japan for $1.76 million. A widely”
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“In a lifetime, a human would spend three years on the toilet.”
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Nayden Kostov Donna wrote: "Nayden, thank you for accepting my friend request on Goodreads."

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