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  • -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
  • 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 Blue Jays Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

    By Steve Clarke

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781600787744
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: March 2013
    Each book in this series provides the best of the best of a particular sports team, indentifying the personalities, events and facts every fan should know—including numbers, nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements and signature plays—as well as the top things fans should see and do. Original.
  • 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 Fascinating Facts about 10 of the Most Recognizable Companies in the World

    By Entrepreneurship Facts

    Our Price: $14.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781539086819
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . but Didn't!

    By Tim Maltin

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143119098
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2011
    " April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. People have an endless fascination with the Titanic, yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most common beliefs about the ship and the night it sank. From physics to photographs, lawsuits to love stories, Maltin doesn't miss one tidbit surrounding its history. Heavily researched and filled with detailed descriptions, quotes from survivors, and excerpts from the official inquiries, this book is guaranteed to make readers rethink everything they thought they knew about the legendary ship and its tragic fate. "--
  • 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 (booknews.com)

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