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  • What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?by Andrew Thompson

    Ulysses Press 2010; US$ 12.95

    BAFFLING AND BIZARRE. ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING. This witty and compulsive collection of trivia will captivate and surprise you with its fun and funky revelations: ?Why is New York called "the Big Apple"? ?How do people count cards at casinos? ?What keeps the head on a glass of beer? ?Why don't you ever see baby pigeons? ?Why is getting... more...

  • The Quirks & Quarks Question Bookby CBC; Bob McDonald

    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...

  • Random Obsessionsby Nick Belardes; Brad Listi

    Cleis Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    Did you know Thomas Jefferson?s grandson was an ax murderer? Don?t you delight knowing some dinosaurs were teeny tiny as hens? Before buying that plane ticket, don?t you NEED to know which exotic islands still have cannibals? Wonder what it?s like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal it?s named after Alice... more...

  • Listverse.com's Ultimate Book of Bizarre Listsby Jamie Frater

    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...

  • The Quote Verifierby Ralph Keyes

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 21.99

    Our language is full of hundreds of quotations that are often cited but seldom confirmed. Ralph Keyes?s The Quote Verifier considers not only classic misquotes such as ?Nice guys finish last,? and ?Play it again, Sam,? but more surprising ones such as ?Ain?t I a woman?? and ?Golf is a good walk spoiled,? as well as the origins of popular sayings... more...

  • Now You Know Moreby Doug Lennox; Catriona Wight

    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...

  • Pucks, Pablum and Pingosby Mark Kearney; Randy Ray

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 9.99

    A unique collection of trivia bites, quizzes, and graphics that delivers more of the fun, factual fare readers have come to expect from Canada?s Trivia Guys. more...

  • Playersby Tim Harris

    Random House 2009; US$ 27.23

    It may be natural to play games, but the sports we love aren't natural at all. Each and every one of them has been invented, tweaked, pushed and pulled to come up with better rules, cleverer tactics and more effective techniques. There are no prizes for guessing who invented the Cruyff Turn or the Fosbury Flop - but who invented the header or the... more...

  • Ask Beardersby Bill Frindall

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.61

    What is the highest number of runs a player has scored in Test matches without ever being dismissed? Did P. G. Wodehouse name Bertie Wooster's valet, Jeeves, after a county cricketer? Why is Ashley Giles known as the 'King of Spain'? Who scored the 1,000th century in Test cricket? ... more...

  • Reel Winnersby Richard Crouse

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 11.99

    Canada?s premier movie critic Richard Crouse delivers this definitive guide to the inside scoop on movie awards. more...