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  • 20 Most Asked Questions about the Amish and Mennonitesby Merle Good; Phyllis Good

    Good Books 2001; US$ 6.95

    Sensitively answers the most common inquiries about Amish and Mennonite peoples. Authoritative, sympathetic, and thorough. 20 Most Asked Questions looks at origins, dress, pacifism, education, weddings, funerals, and food, as well as many other facets of Amish and Mennonite life. This book has sold more than 200,000 copies. 1. What is the difference... 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...

  • Mental Floss Presents Condensed Knowledgeby (None)

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Sex: A User's Guideby Stephen Arnott

    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...

  • The Explainerby Slate Magazine

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 12.95

    What happens to recalled meat? What?s the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer? How do you stop a lava flow? Does homeowner?s insurance cover murder? And what is Ovaltine anyway? Answers to these and other fascinating questions you never thought to ask, from the writers at Slate Magazine An entertaining and genuinely informative... more...

  • mental floss presents Instant Knowledgeby Editors of Mental Floss

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?by Mark Leyner; Billy Goldberg

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 15.00

    The Doctor Is In . . . Again! Did the mega-bestselling Why Do Men Have Nipples? exhaust your curiosity about stuff odd, icky, kinky, noxious, libidinous, or just plain embarrassing? No, you say? Well, good, because the doctor and his able-bodied buddy are in! Again! Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, M.D., now take on the differences between the sexes?those... more...

  • The Book of General Ignoranceby John Mitchinson; John Lloyd

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 22.00

    Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more, The Book of General Ignorance is a witty... more...

  • Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?by New Scientist

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 15.99

    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, questions... more...

  • The New York Times Second Book of Science Questions and Answersby C. Claiborne Ray

    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...