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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
Smarter than your old history teacher, funnier than the founding fathers, and more American than apple pie, The Mental Floss History of the United States is an almost (but not entirely) comprehensive primer on American history (or at least, the good stuff). From the editors of MentalFloss.com and mental_floss magazine?with its tagline: ?Feel smart... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95
Praise for : A Pocket History ?Martin F. Graham's A Pocket History of the Civil War is a font of information that will interest a wide range of readers, including the ardent history buff.? ? Foreword Magazine Martin Graham, a former associate editor of Blue & Gray magazine, has penned a new book entitled A Pocket History of the Civil... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 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$ 10.99
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...
- 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 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 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Mental_floss is proud to present a full-bodied jolt of inspiration for thirsty minds on the go. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and head-scratching theories collected from around the world, Instant Knowledge will jumpstart riveting exchanges at cocktail parties, the watercooler, or any powwow. To experience the clean, rich... more...