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- Red Wheel Weiser 2006; US$ 13.95
This isn?t a book of statistics and it isn?t a book of science. It has nothing whatsoever to do with actuaries or accountants. Number Freaking is a book of surreal sums and absurd arithmetic: it?s doodling with numbers, doing sums in your head just for fun, playing dice with the universe. It?s the art of putting numbers where none existed before... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2010; US$ 22.95
Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, this lighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language is a sure?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful narrative voice in word sleuth and author, Jim Bernhard. He provides examples and puzzles, teaching a smidgen of historical and etymological... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 12.95
Did you know that cats were once used to deliver mail in Belgium? That the ?huddle? in football became popular after a deaf player began using it to prevent other teams from reading his sign language? That the average American eats 30 pounds of cheese in a year? Organized from A to Z, there are over 1,000 trivia tidbits for you to peruse. Start... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014;
A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London. A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curious about London.... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 36.99
This bundle of books in Doug Lennox?s popular trivia series provides the answers to those sports questions and debates that find their way into so many social gatherings. Where was golf invented? How did the Rocket Richard riot start? Where was the first World Cup held? These and hundreds more are answered. more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99
Mind-blowing statistics and crazy connections?from the number-crunching genius behind a popular blog. Based on findings on Correlated.org, this surprising and very funny book presents bizarre-but-true correlations between seemingly unrelated things. Based on daily polls and statistical analysis, Gallagher reveals: ? People who prefer Miss Piggy... more...
- HarperCollins 2004; US$ 10.99
Did you ever wonder why you never see baby pigeons? Or why a thumbs-up gesture means "OK"? At last the solutions to some of life's most baffling questions are gathered here in one volume. Written in an informative and entertaining style and illustrated with drawings that are clearly to the point, Imponderables gets to the bottom of everyday life's... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Loaded with meaty trivia and tasty, bite-sized facts! mental_floss is proud to offer a delicious, hearty helping of brain-food that's sure to fire up your neurons and tantalize your synapses. Condensed Knowledge is a mouthwatering mix of intriguing facts, lucid explanations, and mind-blowing theories that will satisfy even the hungriest mind!... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99
Everything you always wanted to know about the one subject that never gets old? When it comes to sex, a little knowledge goes a long, long way. Here, at last, is the perfect little book to tease your imagination and test your sexual IQ (ever heard of the Turtle Stirs position?). From techniques to tall tales, from the physiology of sex to an astounding... more...