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- Ulysses Press 2014;
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... more...
- Hachette New Zealand 2012; US$ 6.99
Did you know there are 60 million gingernuts produced in New Zealand every year? Or that the biggest hangi included 150 cattle, 480 pigs, 180 sheep, 7200 litres of milk and 9000 eggs? Did you know that a female giant weta is the heaviest insect in the world? Or that 1982 is our record year for divorces (12,395)? No? Then you need 60 Million Gingernuts.... more...
- HarperCollins 2004; US$ 10.99
Did you ever wonder why you never see baby pigeons? Or why a thumbs-up gesture means "OK"? At last the solutions to some of life's most baffling questions are gathered here in one volume. Written in an informative and entertaining style and illustrated with drawings that are clearly to the point, Imponderables gets to the bottom of everyday life's... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99
Everything you always wanted to know about the one subject that never gets old? When it comes to sex, a little knowledge goes a long, long way. Here, at last, is the perfect little book to tease your imagination and test your sexual IQ (ever heard of the Turtle Stirs position?). From techniques to tall tales, from the physiology of sex to an astounding... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99
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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99
Warning: the truth can be shocking, seductive, offensive, outrageous...even disgusting! Are you perplexed by the mysteries of the universe, confounded by the workings of the human body, prone to pondering the great imponderables? At long last, the answers are here for every inquiring mind that's not afraid to face up to the cold, hard facts of... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 14.00
• What time is it at the North Pole? • What's the chemical formula for a human being? • Why do boomerangs come back? • Why do flying fish fly? • Do the living really outnumber the dead? • Why does lightning fork? • Why does the end of a whip crack? Everyone has at one time or another thought up odd questions like these,... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00
Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00
What would kill you if you fell into a black hole? Once people finally get to Mars, how will they get back? What makes the holes in Swiss cheese? Are there any carnivorous plants that are harmful to humans? Are there really caterpillars that scream to protect themselves? How do birds have sexual intercourse? Why don?t woodpeckers damage their brains?... more...