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  • Why Do Pirates Love Parrots?by David Feldman

    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...

  • The Ultimate Book of Top Ten Listsby ListVerse.com

    Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    BIZARRE STUFF, AMAZING FACTS, ASTONISHING MYSTERIES, NATURAL WONDERS, LITTLE-KNOWN PEOPLE, USEFUL TIPS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE From crime, movies and music to science, history and literature, this book offers an incredible array of intriguing top-10 lists, including: ?Urban Legends?Debunked ?Influential People Who Never Lived ?Ancient Methods of... more...

  • What Makes Flamingos Pink?by Bill McLain

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Now You Know Big Book of Answersby Doug Lennox

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 14.99

    The master of Q & A is back with a treasure trove of his favourite trivia culled from his four previous Now You Know books, plus 150 brand new questions. Doug Lennox dispenses knowledge concisely in this fun, fascinating compilation. more...