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- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.99
Did you know that most toilets flush in E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? Well, now you will with this clever, fun, and occasionally shocking compendium of facts from around the world. Organized into witty categories, including ?Battle of the Sexes: Facts About... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.00
Read Trevor Homer's posts on the Penguin Blog. Everything?from the mundane (the pencil) to the catastrophic (the atom bomb)?has an origin, but often it?s not what we expect. A few things you may not have known: ? Gandhi was married at age thirteen! ? Chinese fortune cookies are an American invention and were not eaten in China until the... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.99
?American History Revised is as informative as it is entertaining and humorous. Filled with irony, surprises, and long-hidden secrets, the book does more than revise American history, it reinvents it.? ?James Bamford, bestselling author of The Puzzle Palace, Body of Secrets, and The Shadow Factory This spirited reexamination of American history... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00
When it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge on global affairs, popular culture, economic trends, scientific principles, and modern arts. Here?s your chance to brush up on all those subjects... more...
- ECW Press 2008; US$ 11.95
From the surprising science behind everyday life to the mysteries on the frontiers of scientific discovery, these fun, fascinating, and little-known facts explore anything and everything in a user-friendly quiz format. This all-ages quiz book feeds your brain tasty, bite-sized tidbits of cool science trivia. Topics include the Earth, the Moon, the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 12.95
The fascinating and funny origins of everyday objects-bliss for history hounds, language lovers and trivia buffs. In this delightful volume, Harry Oliver reveals the most unusual and unexpected stories behind the household necessities, toys, common objects, technological advances, and everyday items we all take for granted. Who hasn't wondered:... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
A full football season of facts, history, and nostalgia, this book will tell you the date the record for passes attempted was broken (94 on 11/1/53) as well as the game in which a defensive tackle lined up as a tight end to make the only touchdown reception of his career (William Perry, Chicago Bears, 11/3/85), and much, much more. more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 14.95
Did the noble order of the Knights Templar guard a secret about Jesus? birth? Was the moon landing faked in a Hollywood movie studio? Is the government keeping the remains of an alien spacecraft in the top-secret Area 51? Monte Cook takes a look at conspiracy theories?ranging from the historically complex to the seriously whacked out. With a... more...
- DK Publishing 2007; US$ 25.00
From pictures of dressed-up dogs to Bond Girls, and extreme sports to extreme weather, Take Me To Your Leader is packed with information that is curious, compelling, intriguing, and indispensable. With its innovative visual take on trivia, pop culture, and strange-but-true tales, this is an exciting, original, and hilarious look at humans and the... more...
- Diversified Publishing 2010; US$ 12.95
Over 1,000 provocative, thought-provoking questions are posed in the latest book by bestselling author, Barbara Ann Kipfer. Tackling philosophical questions in a fun, engaging way, this impulse purchase is bound to provoke hours of conversation with friends, colleagues, and family. Examples include: *What makes something beautiful? *Does everything... more...