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The Adlard Coles Nautical Quiz Book

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

The Adlard Coles Nautical Quiz Book is perfect for seafaring quizzers. It's divided into six nautically-flavoured categories, covering 1,000 questions. Categories range from Geography, Famous people and History...

The Big Book of Canadian Trivia

by Mark Kearney & Randy Ray Dundurn (April 27, 2009)

Here in one big book is all the trivia and facts about Canada anyone needs to know. All regions are covered, as well as important Canadian figures such as John Molson, Elizabeth Arden, and Russ Jackson. This...

Now You Know Baseball

by Doug Lennox Dundurn (March 10, 2010)

Everyone will know the score with this grand slam of Q&A thats sure to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Doug Lennox hammers it out of the park by filling us in on whos won the most Cy Young Awards and the...

Now You Know Big Book of Sports

by Doug Lennox Dundurn (September 07, 2009)

Doug Lennox, the world champion of trivia, is back to score touchdowns, hit homers, and knock in holes-in-one every time with a colossal compendium of Q&A athletics that has all anyone could possibly want to...

Science's Trickiest Questions

by Paul Kuttner Henry Holt and Co. (September 09, 2014)

The third volume of Paul Kuttner's popular "tricky questions" series makes science fun for those who shy away from it and challenges those who consider themselves science know-it-alls: Why is the saline content...

Arts and Entertainment's Trickiest Questions

by Paul Kuttner Henry Holt and Co. (September 09, 2014)

Can you detect the technical blunder that occurred in the motion picture Gone With the Wind? What great mysterious writer lived up to his craft and died in the most mysterious way? The follow-up to Paul Kuttner's...

Dirty Little Secrets

by Erica Orloff & JoAnn Baker St. Martin's Press (June 17, 2014)

Did you know...

*That, until the mid-1600s, scientists believed that each sperm cell contained a tiny human being?

*That Romans and Egyptians used condoms, but it wasn't until a physician crafted one from a sheep's...

Which Way to the Vomitorium?

by Rose Williams & Lesley O'Mara St. Martin's Press (May 20, 2014)

Tired of feeling like "The Ugly American" every time you visit the Vatican? Fed up with having to consult a dictionary when all you want to say is, "I've just been run over by a chariot!"? Well, now you can...

America Bizarro

by Nelson Taylor St. Martin's Press (April 29, 2014)

Do you breed rats and mice that could preen like poodles in a pet show? Have creative juices yearning to be set loose on a 20-ton block of packed snow? Possess a melodious voice best suited to singing the praises...

In the Loop & Up to Speed

by Caroline Taggart Reader's Digest (October 11, 2012)

The bottom line is this: The workplace is a minefield of business jargon that people exchange on a daily basis, and it can all start to sound like everyone around you is speaking another language. So if you...

I Used to Know That: World History

by Emma Marriott Reader's Digest (April 12, 2012)

It can be difficult to keep different historical events and figures straight in your head, which is why I Used to Know That: World History presents major episodes in history with short, easily understood sections....

Under the Covers and between the Sheets

by C. Alan Joyce Reader's Digest (October 19, 2010)

Bibliophiles, grab your glasses! Here is a compendium of interesting--and often scandalous--facts and quips about the literary world. Featuring authors and tomes of yesteryear and yesterday, from Tolkien's Middle-...

The Classics

by Caroline Taggart Reader's Digest (October 19, 2010)

It's no myth: this lively refresher course fills in all you need to know about ancient studies-from Zeus's throne to the fall of Rome-in pithy little quips. It covers the impressive advances made by Greek and...

Oh, Say Did You Know?

by Fred DuBose Reader's Digest (October 19, 2010)

With wit and charm, Oh Say Did You Know serves up 300 intriguing events and ideas that helped shape the United States. Gain valuable insight into the intricacies of every period of American history, from colonial...

Now You Know Hockey: The Book of Answers

by Doug Lennox Dundurn (September 29, 2008)

Doug Lennox, the head referee of Q&A, delivers the score on everything from All-Stars to Zambonis, the skinny on how the term hat trick originated, and the answer to just where hockey was invented. You'll also...

The Ultimate Canadian Sports Trivia Book: Volume 1

by Edward Zawadzki Dundurn (September 01, 2001)

Edward Zawadzki, Canadas Ultimate Sports Trivia Guy, brings together this dynamic collection of facts and oddities from the world of sports.

Pucks, Pablum and Pingos: More Fascinating Facts and Quirky Quizzes

by Mark Kearney & Randy Ray Dundurn (March 01, 2004)

A unique collection of trivia bites, quizzes, and graphics that delivers more of the fun, factual fare readers have come to expect from Canada's Trivia Guys.

Restoration London

by Liza Picard St. Martin's Press (February 04, 2014)

How did you clean your teeth in the 1600s?

What make-up did you wear? What pets did you keep?

Making use of every possible contemporary source, Liza Picard presents an engrossing picture of daily life in London...

Cause of Death

by Jack Mingo, Erin Barrett & Lucy Autrey Wilson Pocket Books (December 15, 2009)



Death becomes you, and it's just another fact of life explored in Cause of Death, a revealing abundance of startling data, false perceptions, bizarre...

Sckraight From The Ghetto

by Bertice Berry, Ph.D. & Joan Coker St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

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...

Dog Days and Dandelions

by Martha Barnette St. Martin's Press (November 12, 2013)

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...

What Makes Flamingos Pink?

by Bill McLain HarperCollins (October 12, 2010)

Do spiders sleep? Why are barns red? Why is there a crescent moon on outhouse doors? Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?

As the Xerox Corporation's official webmaster, Bill McLain...

The World's Worsts

by Les Krantz HarperCollins e-books (June 22, 2010)

A hilarious collection of the lowest of the lows – from the worst generals to the dumbest dogs, the shortest Hollywood marriages to the most dangerous golf courses.

The World's Worsts is the latest compendium...

Don't Know Much About Anything Else

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About® books. He has carried readers...

Don't Know Much About Anything

by Kenneth C. Davis HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

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,...

Mental Floss Presents Condensed Knowledge

by Editors of Mental Floss HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Loaded with meaty trivia and tasty, bite-sized facts!

mental_floss is proud to offer a delicious, hearty helping of brain-food that's sure to fire up your neurons and tantalize your synapses. Condensed Knowledge...

mental floss presents Instant Knowledge

by Editors of Mental Floss William Morrow Paperbacks (October 13, 2009)

Mental_floss is proud to present a full-bodied jolt of inspiration for thirsty minds on the go. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and head-scratching theories collected from around the world,...

Red Herrings and White Elephants: The Origins of the Phrases We Use Everyd

by Albert Jack HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from?

From bringing home the bacon to leaving no stone...

Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

by Ken Jennings Scribner (December 04, 2012)

Author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings “reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific...

The Story of English in 100 Words

by David Crystal St. Martin's Press (March 27, 2012)

The world's foremost expert on the English language takes us on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the history of our vernacular through the ages.

In The Story of English in 100 Words, an entertaining history...

Don't Cross Your Eyes...They'll Get Stuck That Way!

by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, Md, Ms & Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman, Md St. Martin's Press (July 05, 2011)

The ultimate myth-busting collection of quirky and curious facts about your body and health

In 2009, Drs. Aaron E. Carroll and Rachel C. Vreeman explored a wide range of myths and misconceptions about our bodies...

Epic Fails

by Salvador Jimenez Murguia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Many of the most successful innovations—from the light bulb to the Internet—have often resulted from ingenuity, ambition, and dedication. Such achievements have changed lives for the better. Yet for every...

Badass Affirmations

by Becca Anderson Mango (May 15, 2018)

A funny, inspirational banquet of delicious bon mots, quips, and unforgettable one-liners from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Sometimes shocking, always entertaining, everyone from Rihanna...

Uncle John's Facts to Go Mad Science

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (January 01, 2014)

Take a fascinating quantum leap into the fun side of science.

From the amazing to the amusing, this byte-sized collection will bring you the inside stories behind earth-shattering discoveries, accidental inventions,...

Uncle John's Facts to Go Screen Gems

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (August 22, 2014)

In a world…where movies rule…only one man…can write a super-fun e-book about them!

If you love movies as much as we do, you won’t want to miss this epic e-book! Several classic Bathroom Reader articles,...

Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (November 01, 2014)

Uncle John’s 27th Bathroom Reader is all new and better than ever!

Weighing in at a whopping 544 pages, Uncle John’s Canoramic Bathroom Reader presents a wide-angle view of the world around us. It’s overflowing...

Uncle John's Facts to Go UJTV

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (December 15, 2013)

Uncle John takes a loving look at life on the small screen.

From the Honeymooners to Honey Boo Boo, this entertaining expose of all things television is full of behind-the-scenes secrets, amazing origins, quotes,...

Uncle John's Robotica

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (September 01, 2014)

From the world-wide leader in strange-but-true stories comes a fascinating book full of the marvels of mechanical men, glimpses into tomorrow’s technology…and what happens when machines go mad. It’s a...

Uncle John's Facts to Go History Makers

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (December 01, 2013)

When it comes to making history fun, Uncle John is second to none!

Uncle John takes readers on a journey through the ages, shedding new light onto some of the past’s most famous (and infamous) figures, and...

Uncle John's Facts to Go International Affairs

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (March 01, 2015)

Time to play “Around the World in 50 Pages!”

Starting from the depths of the Bathroom Reader archives, you’ll be transported to exotic lands where you’ll learn the local customs and sample the curious...

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (March 01, 2014)

Uncle John is battening down the hatches and preparing for a Fact Attack in this third, un-bowl-ievable volume of fascinating facts!

Packed with more than 400 pages, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Attack of the...

Uncle John's Facts to Go Where'd THAT Come From?

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (January 15, 2014)

Hundreds of incredible origin stories, ranging from everyday items to social customs to history-altering inventions.

Uncle John’s Where’d That Come From? delivers the true stories behind all sorts of things,...

Uncle John's Plunges into New Jersey

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (August 01, 2015)

Uncle John takes a full-color plunge into the Garden State!

As the birthplace of baseball, the Boss, and Bubble Wrap—New Jersey has got it all, and Uncle John’s Plunges into New Jersey (Illustrated Edition)...

Uncle John's Facts to Go Attack of the Foodies

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (July 15, 2014)

It’s the most delicious Uncle John’s ever!

Pizza, chocolate, potatoes, grubs, coffee, croissants . . . grubs? Yes, grubs! In Attack of the Foodies, no food or beverage is safe from the culinary clutches...

Uncle John's Facts to Go Playtime!

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (February 01, 2014)

A loving look at toys and games—and the people who make and play them—from the past and present.

Albert Einstein once said, “Play is the highest form of research.” Uncle John adds: “And it’s really...

Uncle John's Facts to Go Bathroom Lore

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (June 01, 2014)

Uncle John’s favorite room finally gets its own book!

Some of the best bathroom reading we’ve ever squeezed out has been about the bathroom itself. And in this e-book, the hallowed throne gets its moment...

Uncle John's Plunges into Canada

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (June 01, 2014)

Uncle John Plunges into Canada . . . in color!

Uncle John and the folks at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute love all things Canadian and figure that just because we weren’t lucky enough to be born in the Great...

Uncle John's Plunges into New York

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (April 01, 2015)

Uncle John Plunges into New York…in color!

You think you know New York? Fugeddaboutit! Uncle John knows New York, though, and he’s taking readers on a whirlwind tour of America’s greatest city…this time...

Uncle John's Facts to Go Modern Mythology

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (March 01, 2014)

Myth meets reality in this one-of-a-kind book that could only come from everyone’s favorite folk hero—Uncle John!

The ancient Greeks had Zeus; today we have the Burger King…king. In Modern Mythology, you’ll...

Uncle John's Facts to Go Call of the Wild

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (October 15, 2014)

The outdoors roars to life in this ferocious new e-book from Uncle John!

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And plenty of other wild beasts (including wildebeests)! Whether you find it under a rock, in the sea,...