Style aside, there’s another reason I’m not a big fan of omnibus fact lists: that’s not a very scientific way to organize knowledge. Facts are some of the least useful things in science, so just dumping a list of them on readers will not generally result in much gain in understanding.
I agree with Matthew. I think most science facts should more accurately be termed science trivia. And there are a lot of science literacy quizzes which only test trivia. (Though there are some which do reward literacy if you haven’t memorized the answer but can still figure it out.)