poplorica: a popular history of the fads, mavericks, inventions, and lore that shaped modern Amerca...
Pop culture meets pop reference in this irreverent tour of twenty unlikely events, innovations, and individuals that forever changed how we live today -- the food we eat, the places we live, the love we make, the fads we follow, the clothes we wear, the products we buy, and much more.
By Marc Abrahams. The Nobel Prize recognizes the world's most talented and innovative minds. Unfortunately, not all of the hopeful thinkers and academics around the globe can become Nobel laureates, but some are lucky enough to win an Ig Nobel Prize instead.
and other naughty questions you always wanted answered. The man who brought you that book.. of Perfectly Useless Information now bares it all - with a shameless compendium of everything you've ever wanted to know about S-E-X.
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?
Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic. Warning- You or Someone you know may be inside this book. Idiosyncrology n. The study and classification of individuals and groups of individuals based on their distinguishing behaviors and idiosyncrasies.
Graphic / Comic Book format. Stephen Hawking is a world-famous physicist, but few people outside his field know what he has done. To the public he is a figure of tragic dimensions - a brilliant scientist and author of the phenomenal bestseller, A Brief History of Time, and yet confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak or write.
This new edition, which features new entries and photographs of performers, singers, productions and opera houses that have come to prominence in recent years, is an indispensable tool for enjoying the world's most comprehensive art form.
For Would-Be Super Heroes of All Ages. The Spider-Man Handbook describes everything you need to live the Super Hero life—from the fine points of web-slinging and wall-crawling to keeping your identity a secret.
Hardbound. From the man who closed the lid forever on the "toilet seat debate" in the New York Times bestseller Essential Manners for Men comes the follow-up book that paves the way for couples everywhere to fix relationship problems before they start.
Have you ever wanted to enter the world of espionage? In this light-hearted handbook, the International Spy Museum shares tips on how to use classic spying techniques in your everyday life. Introduction by Peter Earnest. Executive Director of the International Spy Museum.
Introducing the Eighth Wonder of travel books, the New York Times bestseller that's been hailed by CBS-TV as one of the best books of the year and praised by Newsweek as the "book that tells you what's beautiful, what's inspiring, what's fun and what's just unforgettable everywhere on earth."
Hardbound. The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.
By Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and Jennifer Worick. Don't get caught with your pants down! Keep this hands-on, how-to guide under the pillow, in the glove compartment, and anywhere you might encounter the perils of romance.
Work is bad enough, but what if things go really wrong? The Worst-Case Scenario authors come to the rescue with expert advice for surviving dozens of nightmare on-the-job scenarios, whether in the office or on the loading dock.
And 150 other essential things every guy should know about Science. Serious science mixed with outrageous humor, this book promises guys the need-to-know info on sports, cars, technology, women, bodily functions, food, and more!
PACO UNDERHILL, the author of the hugely successful Why We Buy and The Call of the Mall, reports on the growing importance of women in everybody’s marketplace—what makes a package, product, space, or service female friendly. Underhill offers a tour of the world’s marketplace—with shrewd observations and practical applications to help everybody adapt to the new realities.