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  • The Skeptic's Guide to Conspiraciesby Monte Cook

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 14.95 US$ 13.46

    Did the noble order of the Knights Templar guard a secret about Jesus’ birth? Was the moon landing faked in a Hollywood movie studio? Is the government keeping the remains of an alien spacecraft in the top-secret Area 51? Monte Cook takes a look at conspiracy theories—ranging from the historically complex to the seriously whacked out. With... more...

  • How Did They Do That?by Caroline Sutton

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.40

    The totally satisfying answers to more than 100 questions that drive normal people—not to mention infomaniacs and trivia buffs—crazy. Questions about matters great and small, from ancient times to yesterday. Illustrated with illuminating technical drawings and unusual vintage photographs. How did they spend $40 million making Heaven's Gate? How... more...

  • Why Rattlesnakes Rattleby Valeri R. Helterbran

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    This entertaining book gives surprising explanations for the facts, tales and lore associated with day-to-day living and the world around us. Learn why birds perched on power lines aren't electrocuted; the origins of such expressions as "swan song" and "willy nilly;" and the science behind such phenomena as ball lightning, blue glaciers, red tide,... more...

  • The Book of Niceby Josh Chetwynd

    Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 8.95

    Nice is the secret ingredient to a better life. It makes us happy. It may even be what makes us civilized—when we say thank you, shake hands, send flowers, we’re doing the nice things that bring people together. ?A compulsive and chunky book for lovers of trivia, popular history, customs, and culture—and a perfect gift to say “you’re nice”— The... more...

  • Listverse.com's Epic Book of Mind-Boggling Top 10 Listsby Jamie Frater

    Ulysses Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    CRAZY-BUT-TRUE FACTS, PECULIAR OCCURRENCES, DESPICABLE CRIMES, BIZARRE RECORDS, UNBELIEVABLE CREATURES AND MANY MORE SHOCKING ODDITIES Delving into the shocking side of pop culture, science and history, Listverse.com's Epic Book of Mind-Boggling Lists offers a wealth of fascinating reading with over 200 lists and more than 2,000 interesting facts,... more...

  • Get Luckyby Chas Newkey-Burden

    Transworld 2014; US$ 12.68

    Have you ever wondered how Simon Cowell developed the Midas touch? Or how Mo Farah won two Olympic golds? Curious to know how Barack Obama focusses before an election? How Marilyn Monroe always looked so glamorous? Or how Dan Brown pens his latest bestseller? Packed full of entertaining trivia and hilarious anecdotes, Get Lucky chronicles the luck... more...

  • Isms and Ologiesby Arthur Goldwag

    Quercus 2013; US$ 5.99

    What's the difference between an anarchist and an anarcho-syndicalist, a Platonist and a Neo-Platonist? And how modern can Modernism really be if all the famous modernists are dead? To those who've been humiliated by a knowing reference to Wahhabism at a dinner party, caught short by a casual allusion to Orphism at a private view, or flummoxed by... more...

  • A Treasury of MinnesotTalesby Webb Garrison

    Thomas Nelson 1998; US$ 6.39

    Unusual, interesting and little known stories of the state of Minnesota. Minnesota Tales is aimed at the target of familiarity-plus-novelty. These suspense-packed stories constitute 'history for the ordinary person,' and a few include really great traditions passed orally from generation to generat more...

  • South Carolina Triviaby Al Menendez; Shirley Menendez

    Thomas Nelson 2001; US$ 6.39

    South Carolina Trivia is the who, when, what, where, and how book of the great state of South Carolina. Filled with interesting questions and answers about well-known and not-so-well-known facts of this colorful, historic state, South Carolina Trivia will provide hours of entertainment and education more...

  • A Treasury of IowTalesby Webb Garrison; Janice Beck Stock

    Thomas Nelson 2000; US$ 6.39

    Unusual, interesting and little known stories of the state of Iowa. A Treasury of IowaTalesis aimed at the target of familiarity-plus-novelty. These suspense-packed stories constitute 'history for the ordinary person,' and a few include really great traditions passed orally from generation to generation. more...