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  • A Christmas Cornucopiaby Mark Forsyth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means "Go away, Christ". Nor do we know that Christmas was first... more...

  • 499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America's Founding Fathersby Stephen Spignesi

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers! America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten trivia surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers from those you?d expect (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben... more...

  • Uncle John's UNCANNY 29th Bathroom Readerby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    What?s so uncanny about the 29th annual edition of Uncle John?s? This enduring book series has been delivering entertaining information to three generations of readers (so far)and it?s still going strong! How do they do it? Back in 1988, Uncle John successfully predicted the way that 21st-century readers would want their information: in quick hits,... more...

  • Knowledgeby Ray Hamilton

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2016; US$ 4.99

    This outrageously informative book is packed full of fascinating nuggets of history, science, literature, technology, sports, geography, culture and miscellanea from every corner of the world ? enough mind-blowing trivia to ensure you?re never short of a jaw-dropping conversation starter (or stopper) again. more...

  • Hoe verklaar jy dit?by Danny Fourie

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 11.00

    Ons weet dat die maan iets met die getye te doen het, maar het jy geweet dat jy met volmaan altyd dieselfde kant van diť hemel-liggaam sien? Of dat gaap aansteeklik vir die mens en sommige diere is?Hierdie feite is deel van ?n magdom kennis oor die natuur, fisiese wetenskap en die ruimte wat die RSG-program Hoe verklaar jy dit? reeds vir 37 jaar lank... more...

  • The Odditoriumby David Bramwell; Jo Keeling

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 18.99

    'I LOVE THE BOOK... A BRILLIANT READ' Chris Evans, Radio 2 Breakfast Show 'This book, that I approached with caution, turns out to be magnificent. Tested it with the Moondog entry. Passed A+' Danny Baker, Radio 5Live A CELEBRATION OF CURIOSITY AND OBSESSION Step into a world of gloriously unpredictable characters such as Ivor Cutler, Quentin... more...

  • The Secret Libraryby Oliver Tearle

    Michael O'Mara 2016; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating tour through the curious history of Western civilization told through its most emblematic invention ? the book.As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past.You?ll learn... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Blink-182by Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2016; US$ 2.99

    Are you the world’s biggest Blink-182 fan? Do you know everything there is to know about pop-punk’s greatest band? Or are you new to the scene and want to become an instant expert on the band everyone is talking about? Then this is the book for you. Contained within are 101 amazing facts covering everything from the band’s early days... more...

  • The Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz Bookby Kevin Snelgrove

    Andrews UK 2016; US$ 5.99

    Would you like to improve your general knowledge? Do you need to gen up for a pub quiz night? Are you keen to challenge your family to find out who knows the most about different subjects? Whatever your interest in The Ultimate General Knowledge Quiz Book you are certain to have fun tackling the 500 questions inside. In which US state is the Hanging... more...

  • Good Job, Brain!by Karen Chu; Colin Felton; Dana Nelson; Chris Kohler

    Ulysses Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    MIND-EFFING FACTOIDS AND QUIRKY COMMENTARY THAT GIVE THE TRADITIONAL TRIVIA BOOK A FUN REBOOT Which came first, Brad Pitt or lasers? Who, what, or where is shrapnel? named after? And can you really use cheese to tell the future? These questions and many more are answered in Good Job, Brain! , a collection of freaky facts, perplexing puzzles, and... more...