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- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.49
The geniuses at mental_floss are back with mental_floss: The Book , a funny, surprising, fact-packed compendium of more than 200 of the Greatest Lists in the History of Listory. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the award-winning mental_floss magazine, authors Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur, and Ethan Trex offer a cornucopia of additive, edifying,... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 29.99
For nearly a century, one name has been trusted above all others when it comes to proper decorum: Emily Post. In this completely updated 18th Edition of the classic Emily Post?s Etiquette , the mantle is picked up by the great-great-grandchildren of the First Lady of Etiquette, who tackle the latest issues and demands of the twenty-first century?from... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
A go-to book for settling many an unresolved dispute that sheds light on a wide range of facts that we have always believed to be true, but which are, in fact, completely false. It exposes common myths and fallacies that have become entrenched in everyday thought. more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 5.49
What does the average human head weigh? From where in the United Kingdom did the Titanic set off on her maiden voyage? Can you name the manager who took charge of the England football team in 1977? In which year did the United Kingdom first win the Eurovision Song Contest with Sandie Shaws Puppet on a String? If you can answer these... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2008; US$ 15.99
The Sports Fact: the bedrock of any self-respecting fan, the trump card of the pub conversation. We cant quote Shakespeare or remember our loved ones birthdays - superfluous! - but we can list, in alphabetical order, the last three strikers for our teams to have a 20-goal season, together with the names of their wives, children, aunts, favourite TV... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 15.99
Delightful doses of medical miscellany about wacky doctors and their curious patients, from their smallest bones (the stapes) to their heaviest organs (the liver) In this addictive collection of trivia, Nicholas Bakalar, the "Vital Signs" columnist for The New York Times , spoons out the things you never realized you really want to know about... more...
- Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 4.99
IS THAT SMART-SOUNDING PERSON SPOUTING KNOWLEDGE, OR ARE THEY FULL OF IT? Do you want the real facts to counter and correct the steaming piles of myth and misinformation you hear all the time? This fascinating collection tells exactly what you need to know so the next time you hear someone repeat one of these common falsehoods, you?ll be ready... more...
- Dundurn Press 2010; US$ 19.99
Everyone will know the score with this grand slam of Q&A that?s sure to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Doug Lennox hammers it out of the park by filling us in on who?s 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...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 13.95 US$ 11.44
With the exception of a few consolation prize?winning legends (Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills come to mind for their mediocrity), most runners-up aren't even remembered. But now the not-so-amazing achievements of those who faltered on the way to the top get their due, including: The second tallest U.S. president The second man to set... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 13.95 US$ 11.44
Think again. It's going to be a lot harder than you think to pick out the BS. Each entry hides one well-crafted fib among a pair of unbelievable truths. And it's up to you to figure out what's fascinating and what's fabricated on everything from koala bears to Confucius to high-fructose corn syrup.Was Cleopatra the last Egyptian pharaoh?Can you really... more...