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- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99
Did you know that 'Almost' is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order? Or that 'Stewardesses' is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? Or that fireflies aren't flies, they're beetles?From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes,... more...
- 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... more...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 14.99
"Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." --BoingBoing "A mind-tickling encyclopedia... Now I Know is a treat in its entirety...an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found." --Brain Pickings Dan Lewis, creator of... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99
Blue Ice, Meteors, and Beaver Ass, Oh My! FACT: The use of maggots to clean wounds has proven to be effective for patients who don't respond to traditional treatments. FACT: The Icelandic dish hákarl is beheaded basking shark that is buried in the ground for six to 12 weeks to putrefy before it is eaten. FACT: Used during the Dutch Revolt,... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 13.61
The championship winning England team presents for the very first time, 3,000 questions in a quiz book for all the family. Fresh from winning the European Championships, the England quiz team have put their heads together and compiled 200 quizzes to challenge every member of the family. From questions for kids, to History, TV and Sport,... 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...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
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 2009; Not Available
Loaded with meaty trivia and tasty, bite-sized facts! mental_floss is proud to offer a delicious, hearty helping of brain-food that's sure to fire up your neurons and tantalize your synapses. Condensed Knowledge is a mouthwatering mix of intriguing facts, lucid explanations, and mind-blowing theories that will satisfy even the hungriest mind!... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2006; US$ 13.95
This isn?t a book of statistics and it isn?t a book of science. It has nothing whatsoever to do with actuaries or accountants. Number Freaking is a book of surreal sums and absurd arithmetic: it?s doodling with numbers, doing sums in your head just for fun, playing dice with the universe. It?s the art of putting numbers where none existed before... more...