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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.


Bizarre London

by David Long Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London.

A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and...


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)

FACE IT. WE CAN GO ANYTIME.

BUT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS!

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...


The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter

by Alan Axelrod Skyhorse (July 20, 2011)

The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the Patter: Forgotten Hipster Lines, Tough Guy Talk, and Jive Gems explores the rich vocabulary of gangsters, hipsters, jazz musicians, and military personnel of the 1930s...


Mother Knows Best?

by Sue Castle Skyhorse (June 01, 2012)

Will a little warm milk really help you go to sleep? (Yes—although cold milk works just as well.) Does turning a light off for a few minutes actually use more energy than it saves? (No.) Is chicken soup the...


Common Phrases

by Max Cryer Skyhorse (October 01, 2010)

In day-to-day speech we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is. Did...


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...


So You Think You're a Philadelphia Eagles Fan?

by Skip Clayton Sports Publishing (September 05, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Philadelphia Eagles Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of The Birds. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring...


So You Think You're a Boston Red Sox Fan?

by Bill Nowlin Sports Publishing (May 02, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Boston Red Sox Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Red Sox baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind each—stories that bring...


The Baseball Maniac's Almanac

by Stuart Shea, Ken Samelson & Bert Randolph Sugar Sports Publishing (March 15, 2016)

An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the...


The Little Red Book of Hope

by Nick Lyons & Tony Lyons Skyhorse (April 20, 2013)

Hope is an interesting thing. Some think it’s foolish, often misplaced, and at rarer times devastating; but more agree that hope is an integral and beautiful part of life, something that implicitly makes us...


Literary Love

by Isobel Carlson Skyhorse (February 04, 2014)

A collection of quips and quotes from some of the greatest writers ever, on the subject that has inspired so much of their work–love.

All around the world, every second of the day, people are falling in love....


So You Think You're a Kansas City Royals Fan?

by Curt Nelson Sports Publishing (March 21, 2017)

So You Think You’re a Kansas City Royals Fan? will test and expand your knowledge of one of Major League Baseball’s most successful expansion franchises. Rather than merely posing questions and providing...


So You Think You're a Cleveland Indians Fan?

by Joseph Wancho Sports Publishing (March 13, 2018)

So You Think You're a Cleveland Indians Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Indians baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, this book will give you the details behind each--stories...


Name That Ballplayer

by Wayne Stewart Skyhorse (May 12, 2009)

Taking a cue from the legendary TV game show Name That Tune, Wayne Stewart's Name That Ballplayer is a unique baseball quiz book. This is not just a list of questions followed by the answers. Readers are given...


On the Origins of Sports

by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine Artisan (April 19, 2016)

New York Times Bestseller

“Fascinating.”—Men’s Health, Best Beach Reads for Sports Fans

On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular...


History Decoded

by Brad Meltzer & Keith Ferrell Workman Publishing Company (October 22, 2013)

It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the...


The Book of Nice

by Josh Chetwynd Workman Publishing Company (April 16, 2013)

Nice is the secret ingredient to a better life. It makes us happy. It may even be what makes us civilized—when we say thank you, shake hands, send flowers, we’re doing the nice things that bring people together....


The Beer Geek Handbook

by Patrick Dawson & Greg Kletsel Storey Publishing, LLC (May 03, 2016)

Does the beer buyer at the liquor store ask your advice? Do you understand the difference between a turbid and a single infusion mash? Do you travel with a tulip glass handy? Have you even eaten ramen just to...


Up Your Game!

by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine Artisan (April 18, 2017)

Sound smart and play smarter with this compendium of the tricks, techniques, and unwritten rules every sports fan needs—from naming your fantasy team to betting with friends, doing a flip turn to investing...


How to Speak Science

by Bruce Benamran & Michael Stevens The Experiment (September 04, 2018)

A math-free introduction to the greatest scientific ideas of the last 2,000 years

As smartphones, supercomputers, supercolliders, and AI propel us into an ever more unfamiliar future, How to Speak Science takes...


The Times On This Day: Facts and trivia for every day of the year

by James Owen Times Books (October 04, 2018)

Do you know when the Duke of Albemarle arranged Britain’s first boxing match, between his butler and his butcher? Or when the first speeding fine was issued for exceeding 2 mph in a built-up area?

The Times...