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  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fun FAQsby Sandy Wood; Kara Kovalchik

    DK Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    Frequently Asked Questions-Answered! Part game book, part trivia book, and part information resource, this guide includes over 1,000 amusing, interesting questions (and their answers, of course) about hundreds of popular subjects-from history to sports, business to science, movies to art, literature to comic books. * Over 1,000 questions... more...

  • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to More Not So Useless Factsby Dana Sherwood; Sandy Wood

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 14.95

    People love weird facts. And judging from the success of the original Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not So Useless Facts, readers love the collection of wacky and interesting facts and factoids. Now, back by popular demand is The Pocket Idiot's Guide to MORE Not So Useless Facts, with completely new entertaining and insightful facts. Gathered by an expert... more...

  • If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?by John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.99

    John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology... more...

  • The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not So Useless Factsby Dana Sherwood; Sandy Wood

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 14.95

    People love weird facts. And judging from the success of the original Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not So Useless Facts, readers love the collection of wacky and interesting facts and factoids. Now, back by popular demand is The Pocket Idiot's Guide to MORE Not So Useless Facts, with completely new entertaining and insightful facts. Gathered by an expert... more...

  • You Are One-Third Daffodilby Tom Nuttall

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.99

    Did you know that most toilets flush in E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? Well, now you will with this clever, fun, and occasionally shocking compendium of facts from around the world. Organized into witty categories, including ?Battle of the Sexes: Facts About... more...

  • The Book of Originsby Trevor Homer

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 14.00

    Read Trevor Homer's posts on the Penguin Blog. Everything?from the mundane (the pencil) to the catastrophic (the atom bomb)?has an origin, but often it?s not what we expect. A few things you may not have known: ? Gandhi was married at age thirteen! ? Chinese fortune cookies are an American invention and were not eaten in China until the 1990s... more...

  • American History Revisedby Seymour Jr Morris

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.99

    ?American History Revised is as informative as it is entertaining and humorous. Filled with irony, surprises, and long-hidden secrets, the book does more than revise American history, it reinvents it.? ?James Bamford, bestselling author of The Puzzle Palace, Body of Secrets, and The Shadow Factory     This spirited reexamination of American history... more...

  • An Incomplete Educationby Judy Jones; William Wilson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    When it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge on global affairs, popular culture, economic trends, scientific principles, and modern arts. Here?s your chance to brush up on all those subjects... more...

  • Bubble Gum and Hula Hoopsby Harry Oliver

    Penguin Group US 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...

  • This Day in Footballby T. J. Troup

    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...