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106 Master Tweets from beautiful minds

by Francisco Barros

Since ancient times the great thinkers have had a special place in the consciences of individuals by inspiring their behavior and actions both public or private. We often try to find the right words to say something,...

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues

by Loren Rhoads

For ten years, Morbid Curiosity was a one-of-a-kind underground magazine that gained a devoted following for its celebration of absurd, grotesque, and unusual tales -- all true -- submitted from contributors...

More How Do They Do That?

by Caroline Sutton

Have you ever wondered:

- How do they know how much an aircraft carrier weighs?

- How do they get music onto a CD?

- How does an electric eel generate electricity?

- How do they know how long a second is?

- How do...

How Did They Do That?

by Caroline Sutton

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....

When Do Fish Sleep?

by David Feldman

Ponder, if you will ...

Why are tennis balls fuzzy?

How come birds don't tip over when they sleep on telephone wires?

What makes yawning contagious?

Why, oh why, do roosters have to crow so early in the morning?...

The Mountains of Maine: Intriguing Stories Behind Their Names

by Steve Pinkham

How did a mountain get the name Moose's Bosom? And what's afoot with the name Toenail Ridge? Avid hiker Steve Pinkham provides informative, quirky, and sometimes downright hilarious answers to these questions....

Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History

by Richard Shenkman

The truth and nothing but the truth—Richard Shenkman sheds light on America's most believed legends.

The story of Columbus discovering the world was round was invented by Washington Irving.

The pilgrims never...

Ripley's Unbelievable Stories For Guys

by Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Ripley's Believe it or Not for guy's who think they know everything!

One for the grown-ups, this quirky new Ripley’s book is filled with bizarre and hilarious "Believe It or Not!" stories, trivia and lists—...

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

by Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Facsimile of the original 1929 book.

From the original 1929 promotion, Robert Ripley describes the land where rain has fallen for a million years; here he talks with you about the Ever-Standing Men and the Upside-Down...

Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

by Charles Panati

For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs--from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls...

I Never Knew That About London

by Christopher Winn & Mai Osawa

Discover hundreds of fascinating facts about London in this enthralling miscellany

Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the world's most dynamic metropolis, Christopher Winn takes us on...

Big Questions from Little People

by Gemma Elwin Harris

In the spirit of Schott’s Miscellany, The Magic of Reality, and The Dangerous Book for Boys comes Can a Bee Sting a Bee?—a smart, illuminating, essential, and utterly delightful handbook for perplexed parents...

We Have a Winner!

by Railey Jane Savage

Celebrate America’s outrageous competitive fire

  • 100 years of “see it to believe it” American contests
  • Includes dozens of mind-blowing, little-known competitions
  • Gorgeous design with 150 color and black-and-white...

The Rise of Comic Book Movies

by Jason Keen, Benny Potter, Dan Rumbles & Chris Stuckmann

Why We Can’t Get Enough of Superhero Movies Recent years show a sea change in Hollywood- the biggest movies come from the pages of comic books. These box office successes are driven by fans who love seeing...


by Rodney Hockey

Reflections is a selection from some 670 exercises in the use of words, written in tea and lunch breaks between 1986 and 1997.

An imperative was that they were to be written entirely spontaneously, without forethought,...

The Wicked Good Book

by Stephen Gleasner & Patrick Corrigan

Intergalactic travelers had their Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Evolutionists had Darwin's The Origin of Species. And now Mainers can have their very own manual for the good life in Maine. Styled around...

Beer School

by Jonny Garrett & Brad Evans

Beer School ? An insider's guide to craft beer, the world's greatest drink


The wonderful world of craft beers: Beer has come a long way in the 6,000 years since the first taste. The legends of the craft...

How Do They Do That?

by Caroline Sutton




  • How do they make mirrors?
  • How do sword swallowers swallow swords?
  • How does a Polaroid picture develop in broad daylight?
  • How do camels go without water?
  • How do they splice genes?
  • How do they create...

Geek Sweets

by Jenny Burgesse

Easy baking recipes and unique theme party ideas

Geek Sweets: The ultimate guide to creating 60 confections for the legions of geek fans out there ? from Star Wars to Game of Thrones to Harry Potter and much...

Get Out of Your Own Way Guide to Life

by Justin Loeber & Kris Carr

Justin Loeber is a well-known public relations professional who has worked with many top names including Jen Sincero, the badass herself! Loeber’s firm, MOUTH Public Relations, will call in every favor in...