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1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

by John Mitchinson, James Harkin & John Lloyd

From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI, a brilliant sequel to their New York Times–best-selling 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off. 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make...


1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin

A New York Times Bestseller

From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI and the best-selling Book of General Ignorance: 1,227 mind-bending facts. Did you know?

• Cows moo in regional accents....


If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times

by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great...


The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

by John Mitchinson & John Lloyd

Fast on the heels of the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance, a fun, fact-filled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. Arranged alphabetically...


The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren't Any Words for Yet--But There Ought to Be

by Douglas Adams & John Lloyd

Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this...


The Book of General Ignorance

by John Mitchinson & John Lloyd

Think Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again.

Misconceptions,...


The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure

by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

The team behind the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance turns conventional biography on its head—and shakes out the good stuff.

 

Following their Herculean—or is it Sisyphean?—efforts...


The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is (Still) Wrong

by John Mitchinson & John Lloyd

From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the...


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...


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by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

VIVE LA REVOLUTION! Dolphins shed and replace their skin every two hours Pluto was named by an eleven-year-old schoolgirl A donkey's personality is called its donkeyship Freud didn't lose his virginity until...


Afterliff

by John Lloyd & Jon Canter

A liff is a familiar object or experience that English has no word for. Afterliff, its long-awaited sequel, corrects this disgraceful oversight by recycling the names found on signposts.

This brilliant successor...