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Science's Trickiest Questions

by Paul Kuttner

The third volume of Paul Kuttner's popular "tricky questions" series makes science fun for those who shy away from it and challenges those who consider themselves science know-it-alls: Why is the saline content...


Arts and Entertainment's Trickiest Questions

by Paul Kuttner

Can you detect the technical blunder that occurred in the motion picture Gone With the Wind? What great mysterious writer lived up to his craft and died in the most mysterious way? The follow-up to Paul Kuttner's...


The Indispensable Book of Useless Information: Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any More Useless--It Does

by Donal Voorhees

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......


The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn't Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew

by Cracked.com

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...


Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

Why is our lucky 13th edition All-Purpose? Uncle John himself explains: “You can read this Bathroom Reader anywhere--in the obvious spot, in bed or, heck, by the pool or at work.” Why Extra-Strength? “Because...


Top 10 for Men: Over 200 More Manly Lists!

by Nick Harper

You're a man. You love facts. Facts amuse you. The more trivial the better. The most important things in the world - sport, cars, gadgets, beer, meat - come together in this unbeatable collection of lists to...


The Mirror: A History

by Sabine Melchoir-Bonnet

This engaging and witty cultural history traces the evolution of the mirror from antiquity to the present day, illustrating its journey from wondrous object to ordinary trinket. With its earliest invention,...


Correlated: Surprising Connections Between Seemingly Unrelated Things

by Shaun Gallagher

Mind-blowing statistics and crazy connections-from the number-crunching genius behind a popular blog. Based on findings on Correlated.org, this surprising and very funny book presents bizarre-but-true correlations...


Listverse.Com's Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists: Fascinating Facts and Astounding Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History and More

by Jamie Frater

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...


Dirty Little Secrets

by Erica Orloff & JoAnn Baker

Did you know...

*That, until the mid-1600s, scientists believed that each sperm cell contained a tiny human being?

*That Romans and Egyptians used condoms, but it wasn't until a physician crafted one from a sheep's...


The Difficult Second Book

by Chris Moyles

Superman was a hero. Clark Kent was a geek.

Spiderman saved lives. Peter Parker sold photographs to his local paper.

Chris Moyles entertains 8 million people each week on BBC Radio 1. Then he goes home and plays...


Jaw Dropping Hockey Trivia

by Don Weekes

From the scoring exploits of historic greats like Gordie Howe, Dit Clapper and Joe Malone to hockey heroics ripped from yesterday's headlines—including the wild 2011 Cup final between the Boston Bruins and...


100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity's Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain Farts

by Eric Kasum & Michael N. Smith

What were they thinking?

Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas.

From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth...


Billikens, Boilermakers, & Banana Slugs: The Stories Behind College Nicknames

by Greg Metzer

Most fans of college athletics have heard of the Indiana Hoosiers, the Georgetown Hoyas, or the St. Louis Billikens. But what exactly are Hoosiers, Hoyas, and Billikens? Where did these nicknames originate?...


Which Way to the Vomitorium?

by Rose Williams & Lesley O'Mara

Tired of feeling like "The Ugly American" every time you visit the Vatican? Fed up with having to consult a dictionary when all you want to say is, "I've just been run over by a chariot!"? Well, now you can...


America Bizarro

by Nelson Taylor

Do you breed rats and mice that could preen like poodles in a pet show? Have creative juices yearning to be set loose on a 20-ton block of packed snow? Possess a melodious voice best suited to singing the praises...


Now You Know Absolutely Everything: Absolutely every Now You Know book in a single ebook

by Doug Lennox & Catriona Wight

All of Doug Lennox's popular books are now collected together in this one bundle of enjoyment for the trivia buff. Hours of fun and enrichment are to be found on every topic imaginable, including sports, religion,...


How to Drink Snake Blood in Vietnam: And 101 Other Things Every Interesting Man Should Know

by Gareth May

BE THAT GUY WHO AMAZES EVERYONE WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE OF CURIOUS, STRANGE, AND FASCINATING FACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Chock-full of mind-blowing trivia from all over the world, this book will make you the most...


The Book of Origins: Discover the Amazing Origins of the Clothes We Wear, the Food We Eat, the People We Know, the Languages We Speak, and the Things

by Trevor Homer

Read Trevor Homer's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Everything—from the mundane (the pencil) to the catastrophic (the atom bomb)—has an origin, but often it’s not what we expect. A few things you may not have...


In the Loop & Up to Speed: Clever & Useful Business Terms Every Go-Getter Needs

by Caroline Taggart

The bottom line is this: The workplace is a minefield of business jargon that people exchange on a daily basis, and it can all start to sound like everyone around you is speaking another language. So if you...