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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?...


Learn Something New Every Day: 365 Facts to Fulfill Your Life

by Kee Malesky

Learn something new with 366 fascinating facts from NPR librarian Kee Malesky

What was the greatest thing before sliced bread?1 What color did carrots used to be?2 Why do many American spellings differ from their...


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...


Badass Affirmations

by Becca Anderson

A funny, inspirational banquet of delicious bon mots, quips, and unforgettable one-liners from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Sometimes shocking, always entertaining, everyone from Rihanna...


Practical Perpetual Calendars

by James R. Saltvold

Perpetual calendars are a fascinating way to look at time, and can be defined in a variety of ways. In a comprehensive how-to manual, James Saltvold shares valuable insight on how to use his unique concepts...


The Mysteries of the Caucasus

by Dorota Gierycz

The author, a former senior United Nations official stationed in Sukhumi and Tbilisi, tells the stories of people in Abkhazia and Georgia proper, intertwined with astute and timely analysis of the political...


Ghosts Coast-To-Coast

by William Uchtman

"Every state has its own ghost. Every city has a few spirits. In Ghosts Coast to Coast, a friendly apparition named John takes the reader on a spirited journey through the fifty states visiting famous and obscure...


Synchrofile

by Raymond E. Fowler

The author is no stranger to tackling mysteries. He is internationally known as a highly competent investigator of the paranormal and a trustworthy chronicler of such in ten books. The New York Times exclaimed...


Ufo Testament

by Raymond Fowler

This book entails the life of one who has not only become internationally respected as a UFO investigator and author but now as a so-called UFO abductee. It is strikingly different from other works dealing with...


Wicked Weird & Wily Yankees

by Stephen Gencarella

Incredible Stories of the Prophets, Vagabonds, Fortune-Tellers, Hermits, Lords, and Poets Who Shaped New England

New England has been a lot of things—an economic hub, a cultural center, a sports mecca—but...