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- Dundurn 2013; US$ 32.99
These two special compilations of the best from Doug Lennox?s popular trivia series provide answers to such queries as: Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? Why is a road called a "highway" and the ocean the "high seas"? Why is a bad dream called a "nightmare"? more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 30.99
These four books from Doug Lennox?s popular trivia series provide answers to such queries about famous figures as: Who is the only left-handed person mentioned in the Bible? How did a dog named Gander become a Canadian war hero? and Which wife of England's Henry VIII had six fingers on one hand? more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 19.00
Banish awkward silences, boring weather talk, or (worst of all) the embarrassing conversation gaff with this pithy, hilarious guide to effortless party banter. We?ve all been there. You?re at a party, surrounded by the most important people in your life. You?re cool. You?re casual. You?re witty and urbane. Until suddenly, quite unexpectedly, things... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
This entertaining book gives surprising explanations for the facts, tales and lore associated with day-to-day living and the world around us. Learn why birds perched on power lines aren't electrocuted; the origins of such expressions as "swan song" and "willy nilly;" and the science behind such phenomena as ball lightning, blue glaciers, red tide,... more...
- Reader's Digest 2012; US$ 9.99
It can be difficult to keep different historical events and figures straight in your head, which is why I Used to Know That: World History presents major episodes in history with short, easily understood sections. Among the people, movements, and events covered are: · Ancient Greece and Rome - Learn about the birth of democracy and... more...
- Reader's Digest 2012; US$ 9.99
Do you know why we are able to see light and hear sound? What is the Earth made of? How does the body produce energy? And, most important, does any of this matter? In I Used to Know That: Science, Marianne Taylor will answer those questions and more and will tell you why the answers are vital to us and to the scientists working on the cutting edge... more...
- John Blake 2007; US$ 5.99
From why kamikaze pilots wear helmets and why New York City is called the Big Apple to why catnip affects cats and whether Nostradamus was able to predict the future—the answers are all collected here! This indispensable companion for any lover of obscure knowledge answers frequently asked questions, while also pointing out commonly held misconceptions.... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 8.95
Nice is the secret ingredient to a better life. It makes us happy. It may even be what makes us civilized?when we say thank you, shake hands, send flowers, we?re doing the nice things that bring people together. ?A compulsive and chunky book for lovers of trivia, popular history, customs, and culture?and a perfect gift to say ?you?re nice?? The... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; Not Available
Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00 , former investigative journalist Mark Di Vincenzo?s follow-up to his bestselling Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon , is another endlessly fascinating and eminently useful compendium of expert tips on perfect timing for a myriad of activities?more of the best times to buy this, do that, and go there. Covering... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
The phenomenally popular Book of Lists series has sold millions of copies from coast to coast, enthralling trivia aficionados with fascinating infobits about simply everything ! Now the latest edition turns an evil eye toward the strange, the blood-curdling, and the macabre with spine-tingling fun facts from the dark side of entertainment. Chock-full... more...