• -Isms and -Ologies: A Comprehensive Guide to the Schisms, Schools, Movements, and Ideologies You Need to Know to Survive At College or At a Cocktail Party

    By Arthur Goldwag

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307279071
    • Publisher: Vintage Books Original
    • Published: October 2007
    The ultimate guide to over 450 of the most significant intellectual terms, movements & religions that help shape the society we live in - from Platonism to New Historicism. You'll find clarification of buzz terms like Jihad, fathom the differences between Conservatism, Paleoconservatism, and Neoconservatism. There's also an explanation of String Theory, a description of Fauvism, a definition of Locofocoism, plus much more. 384p.
  • 1,001 Facts That Will Scare the S#*T Out of You: The Ultimate Bathroom Reader

    By Cary McNeal

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781605506241
    • Publisher: Adams Media
    • Published: April 2010
    Fact: Chocolate contains the alkaloid theobromine, which in high doses can be toxic to humans, and in even small amounts can kill dogs, parrots, horses, and cats.This means that despite its name, the Kit-Kat candy bar is not a recommended snack for your kitty-cat. I wonder how many cats have died because of this confusion. Fact: The most germ-laden place on your toilet isn't the seat or even the bowl--it's the handle.The solution: Don't flush. Let the next guy worry about it. There are "just the facts"--and then there are just the facts that will frighten the bejeezus out of you. And thanks to this little gem of a bathroom book, you'll never look at the world the same way again, without, er, dry heaving a little bit. From the sneaky fish that can swim up our genitals to the E. coli bacteria lurking in the very water we drink, disturbing phenomena are everywhere we turn. Educational, entertaining, and undeniably horrifying, this book isn't guaranteed to help you, um, go to the bathroom, but it's certain to make your time there more...informed.
  • 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

    By John Lloyd

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393241037
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: September 2013
  • 1,234 Quite Interesting Facts to Leave You Speechless

    By John Lloyd

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393254488
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 2016
  • 10 Things You Might Not Know about Nearly Everything: A Collection of Fascinating Historical, Scientific and Cultural Facts about People, Places and T

    By Mark Jacob

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781572841536
    • Publisher: Agate Publishing
    • Published: September 2013
    For years, the Chicago Tribune's popular weekly feature column "10 Things You Might Not Know” has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a comprehensive collection of these columns, presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. This book gives readers well-researched, obscure facts on universal topics?including arts and culture, food and leisure, history, politics, science and technology, sports, religion, lifestyle, language, and more.10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything contains a plethora of surprising trivia and pertinent tidbits on so many different areas that will appeal to everyone from history buffs to sports fans to foodies, with an especially riveting look into Chicago-area history and facts. For example, did you know that the adult human body contains about half a pound of salt? Or that the U.S. had no national debt under President Andrew Jackson for a brief period of time around January 1835?From amusing, lighthearted topics like beards and holidays to more serious subjects like taxes and juries, this collection of well-researched and universal trivia will make readers laugh and their jaws drop. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything will leave readers brighter, wittier, and curious to learn more about myriad worlds they never encountered before and will never forget.
  • 10 Ways to Recycle a Corpse: And 100 More Dreadfully Distasteful Lists

    By Karl Shaw

    Our Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307720405
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    • Published: September 2011
    An irreverent compendium of historically distasteful lists by the author of 5 People Who Died During Sex includes such entries as "10 Extreme Food Fads," "History's 12 Randiest Royals" and "7 Oversexed Writers." Original.
  • 10,000 Things You Need to Know: The Big Book of Lists

    By Elspeth Beidas

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789332523
    • Publisher: Universe
    • Published: October 2016
  • 100 Things You Will Never Find

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781623658373
    • Publisher: Quercus
    • Published: October 2014
    What happened to Amelia Earhart's aeroplane, Van Gogh's painting of Dr Gachet and the crew of the Mary Celeste? This fascinating book unlocks the world's lost property cupboard and sifts through buried treasure, mysterious disappearances and unknown locations, examining the evidence--and the conspiracy theories - surrounding the world's most legendary lost objects. Who erased the Nixon tapes? Did Captain Kidd really bury his treasure on Rhode Island? Is Lord Lucan still alive?Ranging from a single gemstone (the Great Mogul Diamond) to hoards of jewels (treasure of the Knights Templar), and from a single man (Australian prime minister Harold Holt) to swathes of people (the Lost Army of Cambyses), via Shergar the stolen horse, the top secret recipe for KFC, the fifth spy in the "Cambridge Five," the much-coveted Holy Grail and the sunken Tybee Island Bomb, Dan Smith shines a torch into the darkest theories and examines the hidden truth.A fascinating catalogue of lost things, 100 Things You Will Never Find will take you on a unique quest around the globe and across the centuries, searching for the legendary items that have inspired generations of explorers, scientists and storytellers alike.Contents include: Amelia Earhart's Airplane, Muhammed Ali's Gold Medal, Loch Ness Monster, Log of Columbus's First Voyage, Google's Search Algorithms, Atlantis, Missing Apollo II Tapes, Montezuma's Treasure, Lord Lucan, Final Panels of the Bayeux Tapestry, Formula for WD-40, Hemingway's Lost Manuscripts, Jules Rimet Trophy, Lost City of Z, Raoul Wallenberg, Missing Nixon Tapes, Lord Byron's Memoirs and a Complete Dodo Skeleton.
  • 100 Things You Will Never Find: Lost Cities, Hidden Treasures, And Legendary Quests

    By Dan Smith

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781623658373
    • Publisher: Quercus
    • Published: October 2014
  • 100 Things You're Not Supposed to Know

    By Russ Kick

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781567318494
    • Publisher: MJF Books
    • Published: January 2007
    Here's the big, not-so-secret secret. People in power - government and religious leaders, heads of big corporations, the rich and well connected - all have one major goal: to stay in power. And they'll do whatever it takes to make sure that happens. Sometimes this means suppressing the truth and covering up facts that might make the rest of us angry enough to challenge the powerful - or at least to have a good laugh at their expense.
  • 101 Entrepreneurial Facts about 10 of the Most Successful Billionaires: What You Can Learn from Their Successes

    By Entrepreneurship Facts

    Our Price: $15.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781535175180
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History

    By Ryan Hackney

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781598693232
    • Publisher: Adams Media Corp
    • Published: December 2006
    Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the Irish. Inside, you'll learn about: Lives of the ancient Celts before the British invasions Famous Irish including Michael Collins, Charles Parnell?and Bono! The potato famine and emigration (were there really gangs of New York?) Irish music and dance Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History is an informative reference for anyone who loves the Irish.
  • 1950's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Rock & Roll Rebels, Cold War Crises, and All-American Oddities

    By Robert Rodriguez

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781574887150
    • Publisher: POTOMAC BOOKS, INC.
    • Published: April 2006
    Rodriguez compiles lists of trivia relating to the 1950s, such as fashions and fads, food, language, books, cars, unlikely music artists, movie quotes, forgotten TV shows, and unique lists such as discredited urban legends, celebrity deaths, and everyday things that began in the 1950s. He attempts to put together lists that aren't typical, with a focus on pop culture. Each item in the lists is also described. Distributed by Books International. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (