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- Random House 2008; US$ 14.38
If you're intrigued by the fact that Jack the Ripper was left-handed, or that Heinz ketchup flows at 0.7 miles per day - and, more importantly, intrigued by why you're intrigued - then this book is required reading. Convinced that our love of trivia must reveal something truly important about us, Mark Mason sets out to discover what that something... more...
- Dundurn 2010; US$ 9.99
Everyone will know the score with this grand slam of Q&A thats sure to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Doug Lennox hammers it out of the park by filling us in on whos won the most Cy Young Awards and the five ways that a player can be called out. This is a treasure trove of baseball lore. more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 8.99
The New York Times's intrepid health reporter investigates the truth about sex, eating, exercise, and other health conundrums For more than two years, the New York Times's science and health columnist Anahad O'Connor has tracked down the facts, fictions, and occasional fuzziness of old wives' tales, conventional-wisdom cures, and other... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 60.00
This collection of papers contains contributions showing the use of the maximum entropy method in many of the fields in which it finds application. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 19.95
From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series. The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00
Nothing you'll ever need to know is in this book The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues to prove that there are plenty of things in this world no one needs to know about. Why bother learning that... * Poland sells a drink called Fart Juice? * ATMs in Vatican City are in Latin? * a two-year-old learns about ten new words... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98
Rather than explaining our origins, A Brief History of Tim addresses our history and culture at the level we most deeply desire - the trivial. By simply removing one letter, the world is tweaked with immensely enjoyable results: For those who think contemporary art is a load of rubbish, there's the Tat Modern. Find out about the Ancient... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 26.99
A handy, smaller, and more focused version of our popular New York Times knowledge books--organized by weekends and topic Fell asleep during history class in high school when World War II was covered? Learned the table of elements at one time but have forgotten it since ? Always wondered who really invented the World Wide Web? Here... more...
- Running Press 2011; US$ 15.00
From Best Courses to Biggest Chokes, Most Underrated to Worst-Dressed Golfers, Golf List Mania! includes 120 lists that will inform and entertain. Includes contributions by personalities including Jack Nicklaus, David Feherty, and more, plus a Foreword by Jim Nantz. Why you'll enjoy this book: 5. Contributions from famous golf writers. You'll... more...