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Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to make life easier? With Life Hacks, you'll find hundreds of methods that you can start using right now to simplify your life. From folding a fitted sheet to removing scuffs from furniture, this book offers simple solutions to a variety of everyday problems. Each informative entry helps you discover quicker, more efficient techniques for completing ordinary tasks around the home, at the office, and just about anywhere. You'll also learn how to make the most out of any situation with fun, problem-solving tricks like creating an impromptu iPod speaker from toilet paper rolls or snagging a free doughnut at your local Krispy Kreme shop.Filled with 1,000 valuable life hacks, this book proves that you don't have to search very far for the perfect solution to everyday problems.
Random Illustrated Facts: A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know
Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself "Happy Birthday"? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee?From Jupiter’s diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it’s a little book that delivers endless delight.
Mind = Blown: Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World
Matthew Santoro's originality and humor has attracted millions of fans, making him a beloved YouTube star. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his many subscribers and followers around the world. In his first-ever book, Matthew's love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and always entertaining, Mind = Blown offers even more of Matthew's unique take on this hilarious, crazy world.
Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts
Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.
Learn the facts! In Katie Adams' Wombats Poop Cubes, you will encounter some of the most unbelievable, entertaining, and no-frills factoids ever.Each page features a fact broken down into just three words. Why? Because gimmicks are great, and so is getting to the point. If you crave more information beyond those three special words, check out the full backstory alongside the fact. Fill that brain of yours with memorable gems of truth to learn hundreds of new things, to become an unstoppable trivia partner, or for no particular reason at all.Included are shocking and concise truths such as:• Vikings rap battled.• Bees get drunk.• Abraham Lincoln wrestled.• Kangaroos can’t reverse.• Apples are roses.• Rabbits attacked Napoleon.Have some fun. Keep it short. Get some facts!
You are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck! But it's going to be okay. Because we're here to help. Packed with more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica, the Cracked De-Textbook will teach you about the true stars of history, why you picture everything from Velociraptors to Ancient Rome incorrectly, and finally, at long last - how to pop a proper squat. This book was built from the ground up to systematically seek out, dismantle and destroy the many untruths that years of misguided education have left festering inside of you, and leave you a smarter person...whether you like it or not. The De-Textbook is a merciless, brutal learning machine. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are informed.
The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair
La Rosa, Erin
The Big Redhead Book is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world - the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world's population who are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories. It's loaded with everything you'd ever want to know about us reds - how we're scientifically different from the norms (non-redheads), how we've been stereotyped in pop culture, and the dos and don'ts of having a red in your life, among other things!Whether you are a redhead, know a redhead, or are just an enthusiast, this book explores the realities, the myths, and where red hair actually originated (It's not Ireland). Author Erin LaRosa also weaves in her own personal and hilarious stories about being red. Being a redhead is not just a hair color, it's a lifestyle - and this book tells you everything you need to know.
The John Wayne Companion
Editors of the Official John Wayne Mag.
The definitive guide to John Wayne. Featuring more than 300 pages and hundreds of photos, The John Wayne Companion is packed from cover to cover with quotes, movie posters, anecdotes and trivia about everyone's favorite cinematic cowboy, soldier and patriot: John Wayne.
Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers: A Little Book of Whimsy and Wisdom from the Files of the New York Public Library
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library staff answers questions remarkable and preposterous, with illustrations by Barry Blitt.Have you’ve ever wondered if you can keep an octopus in a private home? Do you spend your time thinking about how much Napoleon’s brain weighed? If so, Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers is the book for you. The New York Public Library has been fielding questions like these ever since it was founded in 1895. Of course, some of the questions have left the librarians scratching their heads . . ."In what occupations may one be barefooted?""What time does a bluebird sing?""What does it mean when you’re being chased by an elephant?""What kind of apple did Eve eat?""How many neurotic people are there in the U.S.?"In Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers, the staff of the NYPL has dug through the archives to find thoughtful and often witty answers to over one hundred of the oddest, funniest, and most whimsical questions the library has received since it began record-keeping over seventy-five years ago. One of The New Yorker’s best-known and beloved illustrators, Barry Blitt, has created watercolors that bring many of the questions hilariously to life in a book that answers, among others, the question "Does anyone have a copyright on the Bible?"
Geeks Who Drink Presents: Duh!: 100 Bar Trivia Questions You Should Know (And the Unexpected Stories Behind the Answers)
Short, Christopher D.
100 hilarious essays, based on blindingly obvious questions, from the creators of Geeks Who Drink—led by six-time Jeopardy! champion, Christopher D. Short.The best trivia questions are usually the ones that are right on the tip of your tongue—so obvious that you may not know the answer offhand, but you should.In Duh, America’s foremost masters of pub quiz, Geeks Who Drink, will take trivia lovers on a voyage through 100 of our face-palmiest questions. Along the way, we’ll explore the blind hills and corners that make random knowledge so much fun. In hilarious, informative, bite-size essays, we’ll explore such not-really-mysteries as:-How many stars are on the Texas state flag?-Odlaw is the nemesis of what kid book character?-What’s the last word in the King James Bible?Even if you already know the “what”—and you might not!—we’ll fill in the “why.” And the when, where, and how. By the end you may feel dumber, but you’ll be smarter. We almost guarantee it!By the way, that would be one (lone) star, Waldo, and “Amen.” Duh!
Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia: NHL Centennial Edition (Revised & Updated)
Think you know hockey? Test your knowledge with the Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia NHL Centennial Edition.Containing questions and answers about the most celebrated and influential men and women who have ever played the game, policed the ice or called the shots from the bench to the boardroom, Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia is loaded with surprise answers and little-know facts.
Now I Know: The Soviets Invaded Wisconsin?!
A brand-new collection of fascinating facts spanning history and sports to science and pop culture that will have you proudly stating, “Now I know!”Did you know that a measles outbreak led to the assigning of phone numbers? How about the fact that pirates are the reason we don’t use the metric system in the United States? Or that there’s actually a reason why stepping on a LEGO hurts so damn much?Now I Know: Soviets Invaded Wisconsin?! is the ultimate challenge for even the biggest trivia buff. From the time a tomato plant stood up to a volcano to Portland’s great garbage battle of 2002, this book will put your general knowledge to the test and explain the most fascinating stories behind the world’s greatest facts.Based on the very popular newsletter, you are guaranteed to learn something new despite how much you already think you know. Covering 100 topics, Now I Know: Soviets Invaded Wisconsin?! will surprise any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing new to learn.
The Book of Really Useful Information
The Book of Really Useful Information provides a broad and fascinating education in 20 easy lessons, from great works of art to political leaders, literature that shaped society to basic science, and everything in between. This is an ideal book for anyone who spent their school days gazing out of the window and now realizes how much they missed out on. It provides a full and fascinating education that covers all key subjects. For clarity and ease of use, the book is divided into five days, Monday to Friday, and then subdivided into four single-subject lessons. Each lesson is based around the five w’s—who, what, when, where, and why—and poses questions such as:• Who was Eric Arthur Blair?• What happened to the Romans?• When was the Big Bang?• Where do laws come from?• Why is evolution controversial?You can choose to dip into a lesson at random, read through a whole day, or start from the beginning and keep going to the end. Accessible writing and useful fact boxes will help you pick up the key points quickly, and summary boxes provide a concise review of each subject. And for that authentic school experience, each day in The Book of Really Useful Information ends with a test—except this time you get to mark it yourself. If you’re feeling brave, you could even get your kids to take the tests, too, to see which of you knows the most.So sharpen your pencils and get ready to quickly learn everything you need to know in the 20 lessons of The Book of Really Useful Information.
Damned If You Do . . .: The Outrageous Book of Bizarre Choices
Would you rather . . .Be rich and stupid or smart and poor?Have the CIA after you or have the Mafia after you?Be on vacation with your 60-year-old parents and have your mom insist on wearing a thong bikini or have your dad insist on wearing a tiny, Euro-style bathing suit? Warning! This book contains shocking content meant to inspire hilarious discussion. These field-tested conversation starters are guaranteed to provoke ridiculous fun, break the ice, and - if played correctly - open a unique window into the twisted imaginations of friends and family. It’s an addictive game in a book that challenges readers to ask - and answer - more than 100 questions that rank from the heinous to the outrageously funny.
Bullsh*t: 500 Mind-Blowing Lies We Still Believe
Compelling trivia for our age of disinformation.American culture is awash in lies. Despite the fact that we have the truth at our fingertips at all times, Americans still believe lies about everything from health to politics to science to business. Kate Adams's clever trivia book debunks the 500 most common untruths and shows readers why we are all so susceptible to misinformation, and also includes a chapter on facts that are true, but seem like bullsh*t.
Nature is the Worst: 500 Reasons You'll Never Want to Go Outside Again
Ross, E. Reid
Crashing waves, stunning sunsets, sprawling landscapes. Nature is beautiful, right? Wrong. Nature is the Worst contains hundreds of cringe-worthy, shocking facts you never knew about nature that prove the world is a terrifying - and sometimes very strange - place.
Toxic Farts, Brain-Eating Amoebas, Mosquito Assassins & More
Media Lab Books
If you think the biggest threat to humanity is our fellow humans, think again. From flesh-eating fiends and parasitic pests to icicles just loose enough to impale from above, we as a species have innumerable enemies and not nearly enough places to hide. With this book, you can prepare yourself for death from natural causes - particularly the ones that seem wholly unnatural.Featuring more than 290 creatures, disasters and other agents of destruction, Toxic Farts includes every way imaginable that the planet is actively trying to get rid of you, whether in the wild or the "safety" of your own backyard, giving you even more reasons to never leave the house.That’s right. From face-melting plants to leopard serial killers, it’s humans vs. the world and, damn it, we’re going to win if it kills us.
Learn Something Every Day
Learn Something Every Day entertains and informs readers with illustrations representing such fun-filled facts as: Charlie Chaplin placed third in a Chaplin look-alike contest. Emerson Moser, Crayola's senior crayon maker, revealed at retirement that he was color-blind. Elvis Presley received a C grade in music class. And much, much more!
Trivial Pursuit Scratch & Play #1
Sterling Publishing Company
Fans of TRIVIAL PURSUIT® get their chance to improve their skills anywhere, anytime, with any number of people. It's simple: read the question, choose an answer, scratch off the circle next to that response, and see if you're right. And if not? Don't worry, because unlike other puzzle and game books, the fun's not over yet. Simply guess again and rub off another circle. The faster you pick correctly, the faster you rack up points. Best of all, you can either play alone or test yourself against someone else who also has the book.
Trivial Pursuit Scratch & Play #2
Sterling Publishing Company
Since its introduction in 1982, TRIVIAL PURSUIT has become a staple of the American game closet, selling 20 million units in one year alone. Crosswords are equally popular, still entertaining millions on a daily basis. Well, this one book combines those two pleasures, and will delight crossword lovers and trivia junkies alike. All it takes is a pencil and a thirst for knowledge to successfully complete these 15 x 15 puzzles. Each crossword is loaded with questions on topics ranging from music and movies to geography and history. And they're all taken from multiple editions of TRIVIAL PURSUIT.
How to Speak Science: Gravity, Relativity, and Other Ideas That Were Crazy Until Proven Brilliant
A math-free introduction to the greatest scientific ideas of the last 2,000 years.As smartphones, supercomputers, supercolliders, and AI propel us into an ever more unfamiliar future, How to Speak Science takes us on a rollicking historical tour of the greatest discoveries and ideas that make today’s cutting–edge technologies possible.Wanting everyone to be able to “speak” science, YouTube science guru Bruce Benamran explains–as accessibly and wittily as in his acclaimed videos–the fundamental ideas of the physical world: matter, life, the solar system, light, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, special and general relativity, and much more.Along the way, Benamran guides us through the wildest hypotheses and most ingenious ideas of Galileo, Newton, Curie, Einstein, and science’s other greatest minds, reminding us that while they weren’t always exactly right, they were always curious. How to Speak Science acquaints us not only with what scientists know, but how they think, so that each of us can reason like a physicist–and appreciate the world in all its beautiful chaos.
Think you can spot the fake? 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.
Weird Dance: Curious and Bizarre Dancing Trivia
Attend a grand ball of the bizarre and never look at dance the same way again!Weird Dance processes through the odd, grim, and unintentionally humorous history of dance, uncovering strange stories and weird facts.These dark tales of murder, rivalry, insanity, and more reveal all sorts of grim goings-on, proving that—for dancers—life was not just one grand plié. Stories include:• An elderly woman who stepped out of her Strasbourg home one summer day in 1518 and began to dance furiously; nothing and no one could stop her. Soon, dozens more joined her, and so began another strange epidemic of the deadly dancing plague.• The horrific fate of a young ballerina who had a run-in with a gaslight and saw her career go up in smoke.• The medieval Dance of Death that reminded all of their inevitable doom.• The controversial ballet that sparked a riot.• The strange and macabre fate of the infamous Mata Hari’s head after her execution.• The grotesque scarf accident that led to Isadora Duncan’s demise.From Roman Bacchanals to medieval and Renaissance dancing plagues, from the bloody world of ballet to scandals, ghosts, spirit possessions, superstitions, and more, you will attend a grand ball of the bizarre that shows just how awful dancers, choreographers, and even audience members have been to each other over the centuries.
The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief
Since its debut in The New York World on December 21, 1913, the crossword puzzle has enjoyed a rich and surprisingly lively existence. Alan Connor, a comic writer known for his exploration of all things crossword in The Guardian, covers every twist and turn: from the 1920s, when crosswords were considered a menace to productive society; to World War II, when they were used to recruit code breakers; to their starring role in a 2008 episode of The Simpsons.He also profiles the colorful characters who make up the interesting and bizarre subculture of crossword constructors and competitive solvers, including Will Shortz, the iconic New York Times puzzle editor who created a crafty crossword that appeared to predict the outcome of a presidential election, and the legions of competitive puzzle solvers who descend on a Connecticut hotel each year in an attempt to be crowned the American puzzle-solving champion.At a time when the printed word is in decline, Connor marvels at the crossword’s seamless transition onto Kindles and iPads, keeping the puzzle one of America’s favorite pastimes. He also explores the way the human brain processes crosswords versus computers that are largely stumped by clues that require wordplay or a simple grasp of humor.A fascinating examination of our most beloved linguistic amusement - and filled with tantalizing crosswords and clues embedded in the text - The Crossword Century is sure to attract the attention of the readers who made Word Freak and Just My Type bestsellers.
That Book: ...of Perfectly Useless Information
Want to learn which U.S. president was a descendant of King Edward III? Or which famous people lived to read their own obituaries? Then That Book is the book for you! From history to science to pop culture, here is an irresistible, enlightening, and absolutely addictive treasure trove of fascinating and fun little-known facts that no one needs to know - an indispensable boon to every true lover of trivia and marvelous minutia!
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book (Revised Edition)
McCullough, Joseph A.
From easy to mind-bogglingly hard and including true or false, multiple choice, short answer, and match-up sections, this fun-filled book is the perfect gift for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.
Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Trivia
Unique facts and little-known data for the fervent fan. Hockey Hall of Fame Trivia features the most distinguished and influential men and women who have ever played the game, policed the ice or called the shots from the bench and the boardroom. In his latest book hockey trivia guru Don Weekes, who has written more than 20 hockey-trivia books, has created 160 unique questions and eight trivia games that chronicle the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Here are some of the challenging questions: Superstars Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk wear sweater numbers honoring which Hall of Fame member? How many of the five Canadian skaters who were on the ice when Darryl Sittler scored the climactic 1976 Canada Cup-winner later became Hall members? Which modern-day player entered the Hall of Fame having scored the highest percentage of his team's total goals in one season? Which NHL 500-goal-scorer waited the longest for Hall recognition after his retirement? Fully illustrated with 300 images, Hockey Hall of Fame Trivia will enlighten novice fans, challenge die-hards and provide fun for anyone of any age interested in hockey and the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum in Toronto honors and preserves the history of ice hockey and those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.
A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia
The Monday Murder Club
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