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- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.95
The fascinating and funny origins of everyday objects-bliss for history hounds, language lovers and trivia buffs. In this delightful volume, Harry Oliver reveals the most unusual and unexpected stories behind the household necessities, toys, common objects, technological advances, and everyday items we all take for granted. Who hasn't wondered:... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
A full football season of facts, history, and nostalgia, this book will tell you the date the record for passes attempted was broken (94 on 11/1/53) as well as the game in which a defensive tackle lined up as a tight end to make the only touchdown reception of his career (William Perry, Chicago Bears, 11/3/85), and much, much more. more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 14.95
Did the noble order of the Knights Templar guard a secret about Jesus? birth? Was the moon landing faked in a Hollywood movie studio? Is the government keeping the remains of an alien spacecraft in the top-secret Area 51? Monte Cook takes a look at conspiracy theories?ranging from the historically complex to the seriously whacked out. With... more...
- DK Publishing 2007; US$ 25.00
From pictures of dressed-up dogs to Bond Girls, and extreme sports to extreme weather, Take Me To Your Leader is packed with information that is curious, compelling, intriguing, and indispensable. With its innovative visual take on trivia, pop culture, and strange-but-true tales, this is an exciting, original, and hilarious look at humans and the... more...
- Gallery Books 2008; US$ 9.99
If you could marry into any family, which would you choose? Who talks about sex more: men or women? Is it harder to be a pitcher or a running back? Name the best television theme song of all time. Who would win in a war: Texas or California? These are just a few of the entertaining, provocative, endlessly debate-worthy questions... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99
Are you the type of person who stays up nights wondering how they get the paper tag into Hershey's Kisses? Or why portholes are round? Even if you don't lose sleep over such matters, you have to admit that such questions are, well, worthy of consideration. Here, from David Feldman, creator of the Imponderables® series, are the latest questions... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.99
Do spiders sleep? Why are barns red? Why is there a crescent moon on outhouse doors? Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? As the Xerox Corporation's official webmaster, Bill McLain often fielded as many as 1,000 questions a day on just about everything under the sun -- and beyond. The wildest, funniest, and even most astute... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 15.95
? Is there really such a thing as a blue moon? ? What time is it at the North Pole? ? Why don?t woodpeckers get concussed? ? Why don?t snorers wake themselves with the racket they make? ? Do insects sleep? These are just a few of the intriguing questions asked and answered in The Quirks & Quarks Question Book, the first question and answer book... more...
- Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 15.95
FREAKS OF NATURE, ODD CRIMES, SHOCKING DEATHS, DEVASTATING DISASTERS, BLOOD-CURDLING RITES, CRAZY CONSPIRACIES & MUCH, MUCH MORE •Gruesome Torture Devices •Mass Hysteria Outbreaks •Unbelievable Miniatures •Disturbingly Scary Clowns •Outer Space Mysteries •Astonishing Aphrodisiacs •Disgusting Ancient Jobs •Spooky Sports Curses •World-Famous... more...
- Dundurn 2004; US$ 9.99
The runaway bestseller Now You Know: The Book of Answers, went through five printings and sold over 20,000 copies. In this second book, Lennox continues to trace the history and reasons for hundreds of expressions in our everyday language, as well as customs and habits in the same entertaining format as its predecessor. more...