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- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.65
1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. Prepare to be knocked sideways... Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time. There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie. Ladybird orgasms last for 30 minutes. Traffic lights... more...
- Touchstone 2015; Not Available
From the brazen, bold, and beloved comic and podcast star Greg Proops comes an electrifying, thought-provoking, and unrelenting collection of rapid-fire references, historical name-checking, Satchel Paige bon mots, and genuine wisdom. Greg Proops is an internationally renowned comedian, best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show Whose... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
What age was the youngest soldier to receive the Victoria Cross during WWI? What role did tanks play in the conflict? How much were Germany ordered to pay in reparations after the war? All these questions are answered in this fascinating book containing over one hundred facts about the Great War. Whether you are looking for information to include in... more...
- Summersdale 2016; US$ 7.99
From animal tales to strange sex facts to discussions on art, this book of strange facts will prove difficult to put down Did you know? Salvador Dali sometimes wore a perfume of fish glue and cow dung to attract his then girlfriend, Gala. Have you heard, seen, or read about something so bizarre and incredible that it leaves you bamboozled for... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 19.00
Banish awkward silences, boring weather talk, or (worst of all) the embarrassing conversation gaff with this pithy, hilarious guide to effortless party banter. We?ve all been there. You?re at a party, surrounded by the most important people in your life. You?re cool. You?re casual. You?re witty and urbane. Until suddenly, quite unexpectedly, things... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.99
The totally satisfying answers to more than 100 questions that drive normal people?not to mention infomaniacs and trivia buffs?crazy. Questions about matters great and small, from ancient times to yesterday. Illustrated with illuminating technical drawings and unusual vintage photographs. How did they spend $40 million making Heaven's Gate? How... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
This entertaining book gives surprising explanations for the facts, tales and lore associated with day-to-day living and the world around us. Learn why birds perched on power lines aren't electrocuted; the origins of such expressions as "swan song" and "willy nilly;" and the science behind such phenomena as ball lightning, blue glaciers, red tide,... more...
- John Blake 2007; US$ 5.99
From why kamikaze pilots wear helmets and why New York City is called the Big Apple to why catnip affects cats and whether Nostradamus was able to predict the future—the answers are all collected here! This indispensable companion for any lover of obscure knowledge answers frequently asked questions, while also pointing out commonly held misconceptions.... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 8.95
Nice is the secret ingredient to a better life. It makes us happy. It may even be what makes us civilized?when we say thank you, shake hands, send flowers, we?re doing the nice things that bring people together. ?A compulsive and chunky book for lovers of trivia, popular history, customs, and culture?and a perfect gift to say ?you?re nice?? The... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; Not Available
Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00 , former investigative journalist Mark Di Vincenzo?s follow-up to his bestselling Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon , is another endlessly fascinating and eminently useful compendium of expert tips on perfect timing for a myriad of activities?more of the best times to buy this, do that, and go there. Covering... more...