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    Transworld 2014; US$ 14.38

    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... more...

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    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    What should you do if a bird flies into your house? How do you write the perfect CV? How could you get a flight upgrade? How can you revamp a tired room? From pastry making to public speaking, decluttering to DIY, first aid to picture framing, this is your one-stop guide to finding out everything you'll need to know to improve your house, health, work... more...

  • Now I Know Moreby Dan Lewis

    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...

  • Conversation Sparksby Ryan Chapman

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 9.99

    Jump-start any conversation with this collection of over 350 fascinating, little-known facts. Hand-drawn speech bubbles and a charming conversationalist add personality to memorable tidbits on everything from the number of shipping containers lost at sea (about one per hour!) to now-retired Twinkie flavors (banana cream). Who knew that any month beginning... more...

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    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    Daniel Smith is an author and researcher. His books include 100 Places You Will Never Visit and three further titles in the same series, as well as The Sherlock Holmes Companion and a history of the Second World War Dig for Victory campaign. Daniel is also a long-time contributor to The Statesman's Yearbook , an annual geopolitical guide to the... more...

  • Isms and Ologiesby Arthur Goldwag

    Quercus 2013; US$ 14.22

    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... more...

  • Isms and Ologiesby Arthur Goldwag

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Can Holding in a Fart Kill You?by Andrew Thompson

    Ulysses Press 2015; US$ 12.95

    MORE THAN 200 FUN FACTS—FROM BAFFLING AND BIZARRE TO ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING This curious, captivating collection of trivia will surprise and intrigue readers with amazing answers to questions like: •Is Jurassic Park possible? •What causes “the shakes? after drinking a lot of alcohol? •Why do dogs walk in circles before lying down? •What... more...

  • Why Do Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets?by Andrew Thompson

    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...

  • Imponderablesby David Feldman

    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...