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How Fat Was Henry VIII?

by Raymond Lamont-Brown

Ever wondered how fat Henry VIII really was? Or what made Mary I 'bloody'? Was George III's madness caused by porphyria, or was it arsenic poisoning? What really happened between Queen Victoria and her Highland...

On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games

by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine

“A book this informative has no right to be this much fun. On the Origins of Sports is a winner.”

—Dan Okrent, founder, Rotisserie Baseball

On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the...

Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?: Fascinating Food Trivia Explained with Science

by Andy Brunning


Have you ever wondered...

• Why bacon smells so good?

• Why onions make you cry?

• If eating turkey makes you...

W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion, Number 2

by Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo

Number 2 in the W.C. Privy series, this bathroom companion is chock full of jokes, stories, historical factoids, quizzes, trivia, and pop culture fun. An ecletic reading array, the book includes:

*Rules and Histories...

W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion

by Erin Barrett & Jack Mingo

Here you sit, brokenhearted ...with nothing to read but the writing on the wallpaper?

Don't get flushed with despair! W. C. Privy's Original Bathroom Companion is a book that's good for your heart – the more...

The Bathroom Companion: A Collection of Facts About the Most-Used Room in the House

by James Jr Buckley

It’s the most used room in the house—but how much do you know about it? Here’s the first book about the bathroom written exclusively for the bathroom! Set it on the back of the tank and learn something...

100 Things They Don't Want You To Know

by Daniel Smith

Who was the Mothman? What caused the death of the Bordens? Who assassinated JFK? And what was the true meaning of the 'WOW' signal? Daniel Smith, author of 100 Places You Will Never Visit, sets out to uncover...

An Uncommon History of Common Things, Volume 2

by National Geographic

This vivid, engrossing book reveals the fascinating stories behind the objects in your world, what you wear, what you eat, what entertains you, and more. Discover the history behind the world's tallest skyscrapers,...

1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways

by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin

A dazzling third installment of astounding new facts from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop...

An Uncommon History of Common Things

by John Thompson, Bethanne Patrick & Henry Petroski

Sometime about 30,000 years ago, somebody stuck a sharp rock into a split stick—and presto! The axe was born. Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully...

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor

by Robert Schnakenberg

The man. The movies. The life. The legend. He’s played a deranged groundskeeper, a bellowing lounge singer, a paranormal exterminator, and a grouchy weatherman. He is William James “Bill” Murray, America’s...

Napoleon Wasn't Short (& St Patrick Wasn't Irish): When History Gets it Wrong

by Andrea Barham

A fun exposé of many commonly believed historical facts that are, in fact, total fiction

After falling for one historical misconception too many, the time is now right to launch a spirited fightback to set...

Eighteen Months on the Toilet and other Feats, Facts & Astonishing Stats: Best of Number Crunch, Volume 1

by John S Croucher

This compendium is the first in a series of books that bring together the very best of the facts, feats and stats discovered by author John Croucher over many years of compiling the Number Crunch column

637 Gorillas on the Run and other Feats, Facts and Astonishing Stats: Best of Number Crunch, Volume 2

by John S Croucher

This compendium is the second in a series of books that bring together the very best of the facts, feats and stats discovered by author John Croucher over many years of compiling the Number Crunch column

Ultimate Book of Trivia: The Essential Collection of over 1,000 Curious Facts to Impress Your Friends and Expand Your Mind

by Scott McNeely

Did you know that cats can be left-handed?

Trivia fans will be eager to dive into this book for an edifying and entertaining tour of all the things they didn't know that they didn't know. There is something here...

Bullshit!: Amazing Lies and Unbelievable Truths from Around the Globe

by Michael Getz

A collection of crazy facts and outrageous hoax news items that will help you seprate the real stories from the BS

Despite the strong believe of many that shaving makes hair come through thicker, or stimulates...

Weird Shit: True Stories to Shock, Stun, Astound and Amaze

by Mark Leigh

From animal tales to strange sex facts to discussions on art, this book of strange facts will  prove difficult to put down

Did you know? Salvador Dali sometimes wore a perfume of fish glue and cow dung to attract...

The Smartest Book in the World: A Lexicon of Literacy, A Rancorous Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool

by Greg Proops

From the brazen, bold, and beloved comic and podcast star Greg Proops comes an electrifying, thought-provoking, and unrelenting collection of rapid-fire references, historical name-checking, Satchel Paige bon...

Tea: A Miscellany Steeped with Trivia, History and Recipes

by Emily Kearns

From its beginnings in Asia to its position as a popular global pick-me-up, tea has become the drink of choice for two billion people every morning! This charming miscellany, packed full of fascinating facts...

101 Amazing Facts about The Orchestra

by Jack Goldstein

What is special about the double bass compared to all other string instruments? What is the difference between a xylophone and a glockenspiel? How long is the tubing that makes up a trumpet? And what is the...