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Weirdest and Wackiest World Records

by Tony Lyons Skyhorse (May 11, 2012)

Who knew that one could make a claim to fame in such an unorthodox way? The Weirdest and Wackiest World Records may not list the most traditional achievements, but it sure will leave readers speechless. From...


Don't You Believe It!

by Herb Reich Skyhorse (February 01, 2010)

Our cherished culturally shared beliefs stem from a variety of sources, many of which propagate old wives’ tales, myths, self-serving fantasies, innocent fallacies, or sheer nonsense. History is replete with...


Weird-o-pedia

by Alex Palmer Skyhorse (May 11, 2012)

Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:

  • HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there’s a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food).
  • NAPPING...

  • Dreams Interpreted

    by Lizzie Cornwall Skyhorse (June 04, 2019)

    A Perfect Resource for Analyzing and Interpreting All Kinds of Dreams!

    “Dreams are the royal road to the subconscious.” —Sigmund Freud

    What did you last dream of? Were you soaring above city skyscrapers?...


    Card Tricks

    by Frederick Braué, Jean Hugard & Steven Cohen Racehorse (October 11, 2016)

    If you practice any sort of magic—or plan on giving it a try—you probably know that for most people, card tricks are often the starting point. If you have a deck of cards readily available, as many common...


    Coin Magic

    by Jean Hugard & David Roth Racehorse (October 11, 2016)

    Have some extra change rattling around in your pocket? Need a new party trick? Coin Magic: The Complete Book of Coin Tricks is your go-to reference for astonishing any audience—friends, family, people on the...


    The Frighteners

    by Peter Laws Skyhorse (September 25, 2018)

    The Frighteners is a bizarrely compelling, laugh-out-loud exploration of societies’ fascination with the dark, spooky, and downright terrifying side of life. The author--self proclaimed “sinister minister”--opens...


    Christmas Miscellany

    by Jonathan Green Skyhorse (November 01, 2009)

    Wouldn’t it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the...


    The Unofficial U.S. Census

    by Les Krantz & Chris Smith Arcade (April 01, 2011)

    On April 1, 2011, the Official 2010 U.S. Census Report will be released. On that same day, The Unofficial U.S. Census will shed light (and a bit of laughter) on all the other facts that Americans are itching...


    Worst Ideas Ever

    by Daniel B. Kline & Jason Tomaszewski Arcade (July 08, 2011)

    From memorable disasters such as New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods’ marriage to less-remembered failures such as Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft’s BOB, Worst Ideas Ever revisits history’s biggest blunders....


    Sex Weird-O-Pedia

    by Ross Benes Racehorse (May 21, 2019)

    Whether you are an abstinent virgin or a kinky horndog, one thing we can all agree on is that sex manifests itself throughout society in bizarre ways.

    Sex is the ultimate multidisciplinary subject, and it cannot...


    Napoleon's Hemorrhoids

    by Phil Mason Skyhorse (October 01, 2009)

    Hilarious, fascinating, and a roller coaster of dizzying, historical what-ifs, Napoleon’s Hemorrhoids is a potpourri for serious historians and casual history buffs. In one of Phil Mason’s many revelations,...