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- 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...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2006; US$ 13.95
This isn?t a book of statistics and it isn?t a book of science. It has nothing whatsoever to do with actuaries or accountants. Number Freaking is a book of surreal sums and absurd arithmetic: it?s doodling with numbers, doing sums in your head just for fun, playing dice with the universe. It?s the art of putting numbers where none existed before... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 15.95
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...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99
Mind-blowing statistics and crazy connections?from the number-crunching genius behind a popular blog. Based on findings on Correlated.org, this surprising and very funny book presents bizarre-but-true correlations between seemingly unrelated things. Based on daily polls and statistical analysis, in CORRELATED , Gallagher reveals: ? People... 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...
- Transworld 2014; US$ 12.94
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...