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- 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 1990s... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 4.99
Don't waste a minute. Get in on the biggest puzzle craze in the country. People all over the country are already sharing this game with each other via E-Mail, faxes, and computer networks. The Numbers Game is a compendium of 300 of these fun-filled puzzles. 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99
Mathematicians call it the Monty Hall Problem, and it is one of the most interesting mathematical brain teasers of recent times. Imagine that you face three doors, behind one of which is a prize. You choose one but do not open it. The host--call him Monty Hall--opens a different door, always choosing one he knows to be empty. Left with two doors, will... 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...
- Alpha Books 2010; US$ 9.99
The brain is a wonderful thing to tease. Two hundred grid-based logic puzzles from Puzzle Baron, the mega-popular online puzzle site! For each puzzle, readers are given a background story and a list of clues and then left with only pure logic to arrive at the correct answer. Unlike other logic puzzle books, every puzzle includes statistics-such as... more...
- World Wrestling Entertainment 2010; US$ 21.95
Are you a real fan of World Wrestling Entertainment ®? Do you have ruthless aggression? Do you have to know it all -- and beyond? Now you can step up and prove it! Here for the first time, test just how much you really know in The Ultimate World Wrestling Entertainment Trivia Book. Not for the fan who just knows it all, but for the fan who... 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.77
How big is your vocabulary? How heavy is your house? Do the dead outnumber the living? What are the best words to use in a personal ad? We humans are a curious species, prone to think, ruminate, reflect, cogitate, mull over, and philosophize. We long to explain away the world around us, to answer all those seeming unanswerables: Why are we here?... more...