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- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.00
We forget our passwords. We pay too much to go to the gym. We think we?d be happier if we lived in California (we wouldn?t), and we think we should stick with our first answer on tests (we shouldn?t). Why do we make mistakes? And could we do a little better? We human beings have design flaws. Our eyes play tricks on us, our stories change in the... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.40
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...
- 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...
- Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 15.99
CRAZY-BUT-TRUE FACTS, PECULIAR OCCURRENCES, DESPICABLE CRIMES, BIZARRE RECORDS, UNBELIEVABLE CREATURES AND MANY MORE SHOCKING ODDITIES Delving into the shocking side of pop culture, science and history, Listverse.com's Epic Book of Mind-Boggling Lists offers a wealth of fascinating reading with over 200 lists and more than 2,000 interesting facts,... more...
- Transworld 2014; US$ 12.68
Have you ever wondered how Simon Cowell developed the Midas touch? Or how Mo Farah won two Olympic golds? Curious to know how Barack Obama focusses before an election? How Marilyn Monroe always looked so glamorous? Or how Dan Brown pens his latest bestseller? Packed full of entertaining trivia and hilarious anecdotes, Get Lucky chronicles the luck... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 5.99
What's the difference between an anarchist and an anarcho-syndicalist, a Platonist and a Neo-Platonist? And how modern can Modernism really be if all the famous modernists are dead? To those who've been humiliated by a knowing reference to Wahhabism at a dinner party, caught short by a casual allusion to Orphism at a private view, or flummoxed by... more...
- Thomas Nelson 1998; US$ 6.39
Unusual, interesting and little known stories of the state of Minnesota. Minnesota Tales is aimed at the target of familiarity-plus-novelty. These suspense-packed stories constitute 'history for the ordinary person,' and a few include really great traditions passed orally from generation to generat more...
- Thomas Nelson 2001; US$ 6.39
South Carolina Trivia is the who, when, what, where, and how book of the great state of South Carolina. Filled with interesting questions and answers about well-known and not-so-well-known facts of this colorful, historic state, South Carolina Trivia will provide hours of entertainment and education more...
- Thomas Nelson 2000; US$ 6.39
Unusual, interesting and little known stories of the state of Iowa. A Treasury of IowaTalesis aimed at the target of familiarity-plus-novelty. These suspense-packed stories constitute 'history for the ordinary person,' and a few include really great traditions passed orally from generation to generation. more...