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Everyday Amazing

by Beatrice the Biologist Adams Media (May 07, 2019)

Like fan mail addressed to the natural world, Everyday Amazing is filled with uplifting and interesting musings on science from Beatrice the Biologist.

Beatrice the Biologist is an easily amused former high...

101 Things You Didn't Know about the Civil War

by Thomas Turner Adams Media (October 02, 2018)

Get the lowdown on America’s Bloodiest War—the Civil War—with this essential guide to 101 interesting and unexpected facts about this defining event in US history.

Do you know which state first seceded...

101 Things You Didn’t Know about Da Vinci

by Cynthia Phillips & Shana Priwer Adams Media (January 16, 2018)

Timed to coincide with the release of Walter Isaacson’s latest biography on the famous painter and inventor, as well as the latest thriller in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code series, this book includes 101 in-depth...

Where a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik

by Bill Casselman Adams Media (September 18, 2010)

How many people know how to pronounce humhumunukunukuapuaa*? How many even know what it is?

Bill Casselman does. Dictionary in hand, he'll lead you along the highways and byways of English--the world's wackiest,...

Back to School

by Benjamin Smith Adams Media (December 05, 2014)

A refresher course in high school academics!

What is Sir Isaac Newton's second law of motion? When do you use a colon in a sentence? How do you solve a Pythagorean Theorem equation? Back to School tests you on...

College Hacks

by Keith Bradford Adams Media (July 03, 2015)

Hacks every college student needs to know!

Want to ace your next exam? Claim victory as a beer pong champ? Remove that gross stain from your shirt before your interview? College Hacks gives you the tricks and...

Now I Know

by Dan Lewis Adams Media (September 18, 2013)

Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia

Did you know...

Now I Know More

by Dan Lewis Adams Media (November 01, 2014)

"Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." --BoingBoing

"A mind-tickling encyclopedia...Now I Know is a treat...

Nature is the Worst

by E. Reid Ross Adams Media (January 02, 2017)

500 of the most absurd and horrifying things that happen in nature!


Crashing waves, stunning sunsets, sprawling landscapes. Nature is beautiful, right? Wrong. Nature Is the Worst. Need proof?

  • The giant pitcher...

101 Things You Didn't Know About Da Vinci

by Shana Priwer Adams Media (July 01, 2005)

Thanks to the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, people are more fascinated with Leonardo Da Vinci than ever. This multitalented man--arguably the greatest genius of all time--was not only a magnificent...

A Year of Living Sinfully

by Eric Grzymkowski Adams Media (November 18, 2011)

Your whole life you've done the right thing. Given to charity. Helped old ladies across the street. Rescued stray kittens. But now you're tired of being good all the time. It's time to walk a darker path.


101 Things You Didn't Know About The Freemasons

by Barb Karg & John K Young Adams Media (January 19, 2007)

The Freemasons include some of the greatest minds in history, such as Darwin and Churchill. They also stand accused of some of the bloodiest acts humanity has ever seen. Many even believe that they control the...

Life Hacks

by Keith Bradford Adams Media (April 15, 2014)

Simple solutions to everyday problems!

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to make life easier? With Life Hacks, you'll find hundreds of methods that you can start using right now to simplify your life. From...

You're Doing It Wrong!

by Lee Thornton Adams Media (August 18, 2012)

Not Getting the Results You Want? Probably Because You're Doing It Wrong!

You brush your teeth twice a day. You serve red wine at room temperature. You treat stains on whites with bleach. You're doing everything...

How Do You Light a Fart?

by Bobby Mercer Adams Media (April 18, 2009)

Fireworks and grenades. Grills and campfires. Burps and farts.

Men get a kick out of things that go boom, things that cook with fire, and all forms of bodily gas. What they might not know is that science is what...

The Little Book of Big F*#k Ups

by Ken Lytle & Katie Corcoran Lytle Adams Media (April 18, 2011)

Nobody's perfect. Every day, some guy forgets his wife's birthday, some schmuck drives his Corolla into the Lexus in front of him, and some mother forgets to make cupcakes for her kid's school bake sale. But...

101 Things Everyone Should Know about Theodore Roosevelt

by Sean Andrews Adams Media (December 03, 2013)

The inside story of Teddy's life and presidency!

You probably know that Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, but did you also know that he suffered great bouts of homesickness? Or that...


by William Wilson Adams Media (October 15, 2011)

blad: To strike hard or buffet.

kring: To focus on with laser-like intensity.

stridhana: Under Hindi law, property belonging to a woman.

Two of these words and their definitions are right. One word and its meaning...

Attack of the Killer Facts!

by Eric Gryzymkowski Adams Media (April 18, 2011)

Factoid Attack: Inherent sadistic streak in dentists confirmed!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred Southwick. Not surprising, dentists have been perfecting torture devices for centuries....