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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.99
Do spiders sleep? Why are barns red? Why is there a crescent moon on outhouse doors? Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? As the Xerox Corporation's official webmaster, Bill McLain often fielded as many as 1,000 questions a day on just about everything under the sun -- and beyond. The wildest, funniest, and even most astute... more...
- Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 15.95
BIZARRE STUFF, AMAZING FACTS, ASTONISHING MYSTERIES, NATURAL WONDERS, LITTLE-KNOWN PEOPLE, USEFUL TIPS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE From crime, movies and music to science, history and literature, this book offers an incredible array of intriguing top-10 lists, including: ?Urban Legends?Debunked ?Influential People Who Never Lived ?Ancient Methods of... more...
- Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 12.95
BAFFLING AND BIZARRE. ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING. This witty and compulsive collection of trivia will captivate and surprise you with its fun and funky revelations: ?Why is New York called "the Big Apple"? ?How do people count cards at casinos? ?What keeps the head on a glass of beer? ?Why don't you ever see baby pigeons? ?Why is getting... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 15.95
? Is there really such a thing as a blue moon? ? What time is it at the North Pole? ? Why don?t woodpeckers get concussed? ? Why don?t snorers wake themselves with the racket they make? ? Do insects sleep? These are just a few of the intriguing questions asked and answered in The Quirks & Quarks Question Book, the first question and answer book... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 14.95
This small but mighty collection will trigger your memory with fun facts you learned in school-from adverbs to the Pythagorean Theorem. Witty, engaging, entertaining-a book you'll pick up again and again. Author Caroline Taggart discovered two things while researching this book and talking with other people: One, everybody had been to school.... more...
- Profile 2006; US$ 9.58
The perfect gift book for those who want to know the meaning of life or the fastest running speed of a chicken. Based on the questions texted to Any Questions Answered (AQA), number 63336, and the answers given by the service. For example: Q. How many baked beans would you need to place end to end to reach the moon? A. The moon's average distance... more...
- Cleis Press 2009; US$ 16.95
Did you know Thomas Jefferson?s grandson was an ax murderer? Don?t you delight knowing some dinosaurs were teeny tiny as hens? Before buying that plane ticket, don?t you NEED to know which exotic islands still have cannibals? Wonder what it?s like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it?s named after Alice... more...
- Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 15.95
FREAKS OF NATURE, ODD CRIMES, SHOCKING DEATHS, DEVASTATING DISASTERS, BLOOD-CURDLING RITES, CRAZY CONSPIRACIES & MUCH, MUCH MORE ?Gruesome Torture Devices ?Mass Hysteria Outbreaks ?Unbelievable Miniatures ?Disturbingly Scary Clowns ?Outer Space Mysteries ?Astonishing Aphrodisiacs ?Disgusting Ancient Jobs ?Spooky Sports Curses ?World-Famous... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99
Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes?s The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as ?Nice guys finish last,? and ?Play it again, Sam,? but more surprising ones such as ?Ain?t I a woman?? and ?Golf is a good walk spoiled,? as well as the origins of popular sayings... more...
- Random House Group Ltd 2009; US$ 26.69
It may be natural to play games, but the sports we love aren't natural at all. Each and every one of them has been invented, tweaked, pushed and pulled to come up with better rules, cleverer tactics and more effective techniques. There are no prizes for guessing who invented the Cruyff Turn or the Fosbury Flop - but who invented the header or the... more...