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  • Bubble Gum and Hula Hoopsby Harry Oliver

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • The Monty Hall Problemby Jason Rosenhouse

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Getting to Know the Real Youby Harriet S. Phd Mosatche

    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...

  • Take Me to Your Leaderby Ian Harrison

    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...

  • Puzzle Baron's Logic Puzzlesby Stephen P. Ryder

    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...

  • The Ultimate Book of Top Ten Listsby

    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...

  • What Makes Flamingos Pink?by Bill McLain

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Geekspeakby Graham Tattersall

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Biggest Book of Hockey Triviaby Don Weekes

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 11.99

    Hockey trivia master Don Weekes has cherry-picked more than 800 of his most compelling trivia questions and records to create this authoritative collection. Who was the only player to captain Steve Yzerman in NHL play? When did a forward or defenseman last tend goal during an NHL game? What is the time of the fastest goal from the start of a season-opening... more...

  • What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?by Andrew Thompson

    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...