Escape a sinking car, burglar-proof a hotel room and land a falling jet: Fascinating new Lonely Planet infographic book reveals how to do EVERYTHING
- Lonely Planet’s Bigger Book of Everything ‘prepares you for any surprising situation you may find yourself in’
- The visual guide, by Nigel Holmes, includes handy how-to infographics that are in ‘bitesize categories’
- Also included – what to eat if you’re stranded in the jungle and how to predict the weather by cloud-watching
Have you ever wondered how to escape a sinking car or safely land a jet that is plummeting to ground?
Us too. And now we have the answers to these conundrums – and a lot more – thanks to a fascinating new infographic book from Lonely Planet it says ‘could save your life’ called The Bigger Book of Everything, by Nigel Holmes.
It’s an updated edition of his The Book of Everything, which sold 100,000 copies – and ‘will prepare you for any surprising situation you may find yourself in’.
The visual guide is broken down into ‘bitesize categories for ultimate memorisation’ with advice also including how to burglar-proof hotel rooms (remember those?), what to eat if you’re stranded in the jungle and how to predict the weather – just by looking at the clouds.
Lonely Planet says that use this book and ‘whether it’s etiquette, personal safety, geography, or health emergencies, you will make friends wherever you go with your witty know-how and worldly wisdom’.
Scroll down for a taster of this ultimate ‘how to’ guidebook…
If the plane is plummeting and the crew is ill, your priorities are to level it off and put on the autopilot, the book says
In a sinking car? Open a window pronto, the book says, to equalise the pressure inside and out so you can open a door
The author says ginger tea helps with jetlag, but drinking alcohol doesn’t… Advice to hold on to for when we’re unleashed from lockdown
The book says that termites are a good source of protein. Some say ‘they taste like peanut butter’. Others like ‘curdled milk’
Want some tips on tipping? The book has plenty for when the lockdown is lifted. In a nutshell, get ready to splash the cash in the U.S, but only loose change needs to be deployed in Greece and Switzerland
In Argentina it’s rude to ask people what they do for a living – and impolite to give a thumbs-up sign in Egypt, the book reveals
The do’s and don’ts of dealing with snakebites: Do wash the bite site with soap and water, don’t try to kill the serpent
According to the Bigger Book of Everything, poking the eyes of an alligator or a crocodile with a stick is an effective way to stave off an attack. Running away in the first place helps
Leaving the lights on, closing the blinds and hanging a ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door are all part of burglar-proofing a hotel room
Ever wondered what F1 drivers see inside their cars? A lot of buttons is the answer
You’ll see the world in a new light if you flip a map of it, the book urges
Study the above and you’ll be able to predict the weather just by looking out of your window
Lonely Planet’s Bigger Book of Everything by Nigel Holmes is available to buy now priced £14.99. It is also available as an ebook
- Material reproduced with permission from Lonely Planet © 2020.