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You Watch Too Much TV: But Did You Know?

by Ken Kessler

You Watch Too Much TV is a Book of Lists for the television generation, offering fun facts and quizzes on Leave It To Beaver, Everybody Loves Raymond, and just about every show in between. Examples of a couple...


And the Rest Is History: The Famous (and Infamous) First Meetings of the World's Most Passionate Couples

by Marlene Wagman-Geller

Did my heart love till now?

Forswear it, sight!

For I ne'er saw true beauty till tonight.

-Romeo and Juliet

Antony and Cleopatra, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Humphrey...


Sckraight From The Ghetto

by Bertice Berry, Ph.D. & Joan Coker

Is the only art you own on your fingernails? Do you consider kool-aid one of the five food groups?

You know you're ghetto if:

-Turning up the heat means turning on another burner on the stove

-You think of paneling...


101 Amazing Facts about Everything - Volume 1

by Jack Goldstein & Jimmy Russell

Did you know that President Theodore Roosevelt had a guinea pig called Fighting Bob Evans along with many other hilariously named pets? Were you aware that a certain Brazilian Emperor didn't oppose a military...


Dog Days and Dandelions

by Martha Barnette

From apian (like a bee) to zodiac (little-animals circle), a word book that spots the animal origins of words and names

There are mice in your muscles, and blackbirds in your merlot. Behind adulation is a dog's...


History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

by Brad Meltzer & Keith Ferrell

It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the...


Who Killed Iago?: A Book of Fiendishly Challenging Literary Quizzes

by James Walton

A masterful collection of mindboggling questions guaranteed to have bibliophiles wracking their brains.

This engaging and stimulating book of quizzes will test readers' knowledge of classic and contemporary literature....


Fact or Fiction

by Scientific American Editors

Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths by the Editors of Scientific American Did NASA really spend millions creating a pen that would write in space? Is chocolate poisonous to dogs? Does stress cause...


Uncle John's Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Humor!

The 26th annual edition of Uncle John’s wildly successful series is all-new and jam-packed with the BRI’s patented mix of fun and information. Open...


Mythic Texas

by Bryan Wooley

When people hear the word Texas certain images come into their minds. Because of its size and unusual history, the myths and legends of Texas have pretty much become the embodiment of the American West. Although...


Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts

by Dan Lewis

Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia

Did you know...


Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World

by Marlene Wagman-Geller

The fascinating inspirations behind common inventions and creations- from Barbie to Sweet and Low to Mt. Rushmore.

The slinky was born aboard a World War II ship.

The Barbie doll was inspired by a German...


Toy Time!: From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry Hungry Hippos: A Look Back at the Most- Beloved Toys of Decades Past

by Christopher Byrne

What was your favorite childhood toy?

Do you have fond memories of fighting unseen enemies with your G.I. Joe action figures, demolishing fleets of vehicles with your Tonka Toy Trucks, or Karate-chopping imaginary...


Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

Over the past 25 years, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has published more than 40,000 pages of bathroom reading. In this book you will find the funniest 288 of them (with a few all-new funny pages squeezed...


Strange But True Facts about the Civil War

by Patrick M. Reynolds

Here in an entertaining illustrated format are hundreds of little-known facts about the always-fascinating Civil War.


Black Cats & Four-Leaf Clovers: The Origins of Old Wives' Tales and Superstitions in Our Everyday Lives

by Harry Oliver

Cross your fingers, knock on wood, and clutch your rabbit's foot a little tighter.

In this charming and endlessly diverting book, Harry Oliver delves into the stories behind the traditions and superstitions...


Overrated: The 50 Most Overhyped Things in History

by Mark Juddery

A cantankerous collection of the 50 most overhyped people, places and things in the world

What do horoscopes, hemlock, Star Trek, the Oscars, and sliced bread have in common? They're all overrated-and systematically...


Sorry, Wrong Answer: Trivia Questions That Even Know-It-Alls Get Wrong

by Rod Evans

Where were Venetian blinds invented?

What color is the black box on a commercial airplane?

Where did India ink originate?*

Most of us know more than we think we know. We also think we know more than we actually...


Endangered Phrases: Intriguing Idioms Dangerously Close to Extinction

by Steven D. Price

“Person to person” (and “station to station”), “bar sinister,” “the weed of crime bears bitter fruit,” “between the devil and the deep blue sea,” “will o’ the wisp,” “poor as Job’s...


Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

The big brains at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute have come up with 544 all-new pages full of incredible facts, hilarious articles, and a whole bunch of other ways to, er, pass the time. With topics ranging...