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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About ® books. He has carried readers on wild and edifying rides through history, mythology, geography, the Bible, the Civil War, even across the universe. Now, following on... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 12.99
Did you know that most toilets flush in E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? Well, now you will with this clever, fun, and occasionally shocking compendium of facts from around the world. Organized into witty categories, including ?Battle of the Sexes: Facts About... more...
- DK Publishing 2006; US$ 14.95
People love weird facts. And judging from the success of the original Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not So Useless Facts, readers love the collection of wacky and interesting facts and factoids. Now, back by popular demand is The Pocket Idiot's Guide to MORE Not So Useless Facts, with completely new entertaining and insightful facts. Gathered by an expert... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
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 Publishing Group 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$ 17.99
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...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.95
Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., is the director of Program Development for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. In that position, she writes or directs the writing of resources for girls from 5 to 17 and for the adults who work with them. Since 1997, Harriet and her daughter Liz have been offering advice in Ask Dr. M and Liz, a popular section of the Just 4 Girls... 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...