Trivia, Fun Facts
A third of the world is at war... 30 million people in Africa are HIV positive... More than 150 countries use torture... cars kill 2 people every minute...
Creative People. Incredible Tales. Ingenious Inventions.
As seen on Oprah! Do you brush your teeth up and down? side to side? Do you fold toilet tissue or wrap it around your hand? Do you use nail polish? (6% of rural men do!) Do you wear pantyhose over your underwear, or under? Do you curse more than once an hour?
402 questions that will stump, amuse, and surprise.
Very unique and hard-to-find book. A compendium of fascinating hobbie sand unusual leisure-time activities, plus all the practical information you will need to join in the fun.
Discourses on Reflexology, Numerology, Urine Therapy, and other dubious subjects. A witty critique of New Age beliefs and scientific fraud. Topics debunked include paranormal events, Freud's theory of dreams, shamanism and UFOs. As well as providing laughter for sceptics, the book will also give solace and inspiration to those who prize logic and common sense.
In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, and the Civil War.
by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll & Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman. The truth behind all those weird and worrisome things you think about your body- exposed!
A step-by-step guide to performing the death-defying stunts you thought were only possible in the movies.
In Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese reveals the results of the most outrageous, amusing and provocative experiments found in the files of modern science.
For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the foremost specialist on everything tells how and why hundreds of everyday items, expressions, and customs we take for granted came into existence.
Can you grow a bonsai kitten? Should you stock up on dehydrated water? Is it easy to order human-flavored tofu? Or is this all just B.S.?
How Did It Begin? is an entertaining look at why we do and say the things we do.
Patents ridiculous and sublime.
Life: The Odds, and how to improve your chances of: marrying a millionaire, winning an oscar, being elected President, being possessed by Satan, etc. By Gregory Baer.
In 2005, John Hodgman published his first compendium of Complete World Knowledge, The Areas of My Expertise, a handy volume of fake trivia and made-up facts. Hodgmania was born. Virtually overnight, John Hodgman was whisked from tweedy obscurity to the high ether of minor celebrity.
Hardbound. From the introduction, why not create a book for food and drink enthusiasts composed exclusively of sidebar material, doing away with all that pesky text you normally try and fail to read, continuously and in order, from front cover to last?
Cecil Adams is at it again.