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Not in Front of the Corgis: Secrets of Life Behind the Royal Curt...
by Brian Hoey

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English

Pages

228

Publication Date

October 13, 2011

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The Windsors are England's most famous family, but what are they really like when they're out of the public gaze? Behind closed doors in every Royal residence, from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House, there are two families - one upstairs and one down - and nobody knows a Royal quite like a Royal servant, intimately acquainted as they are with every quirk, foible and eccentricity. And there are a fair few! This is the inside story of the Royal Family through the eyes of those who know them best, a sneak peek behind the ermine-trimmed curtains to reveal what they really get up to in their spare time. Are they just like us? Or are they are a world apart? Here are the answers to everything we've ever wondered about the Royals: which programmes does the Queen watch on TV? What music did the Queen Mother listen to? Who can drive and who can't? What is it like to attend a dinner party thrown by Charles and Camilla? Who are the most popular (and most unpopular!) Royals to work for and why? Not in Front of the Corgis is the real Upstairs Downstairs - a unique and fascinating collection of all the secrets you ever wanted to know about the Royal Family.
The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Kn...
by , John Mitchinson

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

October 11, 2011

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<b>From the brains behind the <i>New York Times'</i> bestseller, <i>The Book of General Ignorance</i> comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series.</b><br /> <br />Just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong. <br />     <br />For example, do you know who made the first airplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of Coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you? <br />     <br />Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong. The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential text for everyone who knows they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do.
How to Remove a Brain: and other bizarre medical practices and pr...
by David Haviland

Language

English

Pages

182

Publication Date

August 10, 2017

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<b>Nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018</b><br /><br />“Hilarious, and sometimes stomach-turning, vignettes.”<br />New Scientist<br /><br />"I never thought a book titled How to Remove a Brain would be so incredibly brilliant. David Haviland, I don't know you, or why you create books like this and Why Dogs Eat Poop, but you are clearly smarter than your maturity level."<br />Kick Ass Book Reviews<br /><br />"I’m not going to lie, I read this book with unabashed joy, and in the process I truly feel I learned a lot. Granted, I’m not sure when the information I learned will ever come into play (How many times a day does Hitler’s potential Crystal Meth addiction come into play?) but it’s still all interesting to know, and certainly fun to read, thanks to Haviland’s ability to be both educational and whimsical at the exact same time."<br />Suchabooknerd<br /><br />"Any fan of the absurd and/or obscure is sure to delight in this strange (and slightly stomach-turning) book. I love trivia and this book delivers."<br />As the Page Turns<br /><br />"Delightfully disgusting."<br />Whatchamacallit<br /><br />"Haviland once again proves ideally suited for this sort of writing. His style is simultaneously breezy and matter-of-fact, bringing each vile vignette to amusing, engaging life. And it's clear that this is a guy who does his homework. These subjects, as weird and disgusting as they might be, have been pretty thoroughly researched. It creates a reading experience that is both entertaining and - God help us - educational."<br />The Maine Edge<br /><br />"Contains fascinating insights into medical history, in spite of its off-beat title."<br />Irish Medical Times<br /><br />"A hilarious look at medicine throughout history... a painstakingly researched compendium of bizarre facts from the world of medicine, administered with a healthy dose of humour... a must for fans of the bizarre, and perfect prep for livening up dull dinner party conversations."<br />GQ<br /><br />"A GP Christmas stocking must... From the ‘Wisdom of the Ancients' through to diseases, diagnoses and cures, this rip roaring journey through the wonders of medical advancement misses little. The content is without doubt one of the funniest recaps of the great, good and unbelievable of medicine. 9/10"<br />Pulse<br /><br />“Very interesting and a little gross at times.”<br />Of Beauty and Nothingness<br /><br />“Love the science, love the history. A fun/interesting/trivia filled read. I am a professional scientist, working in healthcare and I am not at all ashamed to admit I learned several things from this book which I'd never heard before (like the origin of the word 'toady' ). Cool stuff.”<br />Non-Stop Reader<br /><br />“This is a wonderful book devoted to dragging up every weird and wacky idea in medical science from times ancient to present. Well written with a pen dipped in sarcasm, you’ll find yourself laughing and groaning. I thoroughly enjoyed it!”<br />Ellen Whyte<br /><br />•How was history changed by a single Soho water pump?<br />•Which condition was treated by trapping a child inside a tree trunk?<br />•Where is the soul found?<br />•How long does it take to digest chewing gum?<br />•What are hiccups for?<br />•Did the Gauls brush their teeth with urine?<br />•Does organ theft actually happen?<br />•Is it safe to fly with breast implants?<br />•Did Christopher Columbus import syphilis to Europe?<br />•Was King George V killed by his doctor, in order to meet The Times’ deadline?<br /><br />Taking in everything from the outrageous (yes, Hitler was addicted to crystal meth) to the eye-watering (such as the renowned surgeon who accidentally cut off his patient’s left testicle) to the downright disgusting (like the ‘cure’ for toothache used by the Egyptians involving dead mouse paste), this book proves that medical science is not for the faint-hearted, lily-livered or weak-stomached!
The American Revolutionary War Trivia Book: Interesting Revolutio...
by , Dwayne Walker

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

August 26, 2018

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Welcome to the 1770s, years of big hats, big wigs, and big ideas. You might have learned about the American Revolution in history classes, but this book is here to tell you everything your teachers couldn’t. Get ready to learn all about the American Revolution, from the ins and outs of the Enlightenment philosophy that inspired the war, to which stories you’ve heard about the Founding Fathers may be straight-up false, how the War of Independence sparked a wave of new bids for revolution from Ireland to Japan, and why the movie where Nicholas Cage steals the Declaration of Independence is a great piece of American Revolution philosophy. <br /><br /><b>You’ll learn: <br /></b><br /><ul><li>Who were the big players off the battlefield?</li><li>What does “no taxation without representation” actually mean?</li><li>Was George Washington actually as great as everyone says? </li><li>How did science experiments cause the American Revolution?</li><li>And what was Canada doing the whole time?</li></ul>Each chapter of our trivia books is broken up into fifteen short sections that will introduce you to major players, major ideas, or majorly weird stories. Unlike your high school history teacher, we’re not going to put you to sleep with the names of a million generals, or the dates and places of every time the British and Americans looked at each other funny. To go along with the fifteen short break-downs of the war, every chapter also ends with twenty fun facts or bits of trivia, and five questions to test your knowledge on the American Revolution.<br /><br />So put on your tricorn hat, ready your stars and stripes, and get ready to learn…<br /><br /><br />
Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bat...
by Bathroom Readers' Institu...

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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It’s an actual fact—Uncle John is the most entertaining thing in the bathroom!<BR><BR>Uncle John and his team of devoted researchers are back again with an all-new collection of weird news stories, odd historical events, dubious “scientific” theories, jaw-dropping lists, and more. This entertaining 31st anniversary edition contains 512 pages of all-new articles that will appeal to readers everywhere. Pop culture, history, dumb crooks, and other actual and factual tidbits are packed onto every page of this book. Inside, you’ll find . . .<ul><li>Dogs and cats who ran for political office</li><li>The bizarre method people in Victorian England used to resuscitate drowning victims</li><li>The man who met his future pet—a stray dog—while running across the Gobi Desert</li><li>Searching for Planet X—the last unknown planet in our solar system</li><li>Twantrums—strange Twitter rants that had disastrous effects</li><li>The true story of Boaty McBoatface</li></ul>And much more!<BR>  
Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Fea...
by Boze Hadleigh

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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<div>We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them.<BR><br />Spanning the entire animal kingdom, <I>Holy Cow!</I> explains:<BR><br /> Why hot dogs are named after canines. Why people talk turkey or go cold turkey.<br /> Why curiosity killed the cat, although dogs are more curious about us.<BR> Why letting the cat out of the bag originally referred to a duped shopper.<BR> What a horse of another color is, what horsefeathers politely alludes to, why a mule is a lady’s slipper, and what horseradish has to do with horses.<BR> Why the combination of humans and cows probably led to capitalism—its name from Latin for head, as in heads of cows.<BR> Why holy cow and sacred cow have almost opposite meanings.<BR> Whether people actually chewed the fat or ate crow (and why it’s a crowbar).<BR> How a hog became a motorcycle and a chick a young woman.<BR> What happens to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. What buck has to do with being naked. Why the birds and the bees. <br /> Why a piggy bank and why one feeds the kitty.<BR> What lame ducks have to do with U.S. presidents.<BR> How red herring came about via activists opposed to fox hunting.<BR> Where snake oil, popular in the 1800s and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, came from.<BR> That the proverbial fly in the ointment goes back to the Bible’s Ecclesiastes (10:1).<BR> How Swiss watchmakers created teensy-weensy coaches for fleas to pull in flea circuses.<BR> And much—much!—more. <br /><BR>Don't be a lame duck and get this book! <br /></div>
Stop Anxiety from Stopping You: The Breakthrough Program For Conq...
by Helen Odessky

Language

English

Pages

236

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Learn how to stop anxiety from stopping you</strong></p><p>If you have read <em>Girl Wash Your Face, Reviving Ophelia, 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions</em> or <em>Start Where You Are</em> ─ you're going to want to read <em>Stop Anxiety from Stopping You</em></p><p><strong>Breakthrough Program ─ How to Stop Anxiety and How to Stop Panic Attacks:</strong> Our pace of life has increased exponentially in the last few decades. We are often too busy or preoccupied to attend to our emotions until they hit with the strength of a tornado. When signs of anxiety and panic appear, they ravage our lives, our dreams and our spirit. <em>Stop Anxiety from Stopping You: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Panic and Social Anxiety </em>answers the questions:</p><ul><li>What are the signs of anxiety?</li><li>What is a panic attack?</li><li>What is social anxiety?</li><li>What is anxiety disorder?</li></ul><p><strong>How to overcome anxiety and how to stop a panic attack:</strong> It is now possible to stop anxiety from stopping us in our tracks. In her book, Dr. Odessky helps you understand the process of anxiety, and how to arm yourself with strategies that work. Dr. Odessky draws on her fifteen years of clinical experience to guide you through the process of not only learning how to overcome anxiety, but also how to enrich your life. <em>Stop Anxiety from Stopping You: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Panic and Social Anxiety</em> will show you how to stop anxiety and how to stop panic attacks in an easy to implement six-step framework. You will learn about:</p><ul><li>Signs of anxiety</li><li>How to overcome anxiety</li><li>How to stop panic attacks</li><li>How to treat anxiety</li></ul><p><strong>Dr. Odessky gives you the tools for learning how to overcome anxiety:</strong> Dr. Odessky draws on her experience and knowledge to develop a system that gives you the tools to learn how to overcome anxiety and how to stop panic attacks. She creates a sense of optimism and passion. <em>Stop Anxiety from Stopping You: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Panic and Social Anxiety</em> is a compelling and optimistic guide to move you from a position of difficulty to hope.</p>
Flawless Consulting, Enhanced Edition: A Guide to Getting Your Ex...
by Peter Block

Language

English

Pages

357

Publication Date

January 31, 2011

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Customer Reviews
This <i>Third Edition</i> to Peter Block's <i>Flawless Consulting</i> addresses business changes and new challenges since the second edition was written ten years ago. It tackles the challenges next-generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients, working in an increasingly virtual world, how to cope with complexities in international consulting, case studies, and guidelines on implementation. Also included are illustrative examples and exercises to help you cement the guides offered.
Born in the USA: The Book of American Origins
by Trevor Homer

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

June 23, 2009

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<DIV><B>Celebrate</B><B> the spirit of invention with this compendium of American creations—from Bubble Wrap to Kidney Transplants—and the people who thought them up.</B><BR />  <BR /> From Monopoly to putting men on the Moon, from air conditioning to the Internet, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for the last two centuries.<BR />  <BR /> The same country that gave the world the heart pacemaker and email, also gave us the “Denver Boot” (wheel clamps) and Chinese fortune cookies. Some of these items are the brainchildren of everyday people with extraordinary ideas. Others have come from the efforts of surprising inventors such as George Washington, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abraham Lincoln, Lee Trevino, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando, and Steve McQueen.<BR />  <BR /> America has given birth to more new products, devices, medicines, leisure pursuits, sports, religions, music, and vehicles than any other country, ancient or modern. In <I>Born in the USA</I>, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting products Americans have dreamed up, from everyday items to life-saving gadgets and everything in between.<BR />  <BR />  </DIV>
Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starter...
by , Ashley Kusi

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

April 26, 2017

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<h2>Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters for Connecting, Building Trust, and Rekindling Intimacy</h2><br />Do you find it difficult coming up with <b>thought-provoking conversation starters</b> or topics to discuss with your partner?<br /><br />Do you want to discover <b>insightful questions</b> that can lead to having deeper, exciting, and more meaningful conversations as a couple?<br /><br />Don't have much to talk about except the day-to-day life activities?<br /><br /><h2>If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone.</h2><br />We all want to have better, more substantial and <b>engaging conversations</b> every day with our significant other.<br /><br />However, knowing where to start or the right questions to ask can be a challenge when things become routine. That's why we wrote <em>Questions for Couples</em>.<br /><br />We have used these open-ended questions to get to know each other more deeply, have better conversations, and improve our relationship. We believe these questions will do the same for your relationship too.<br /><br /><h2>In <em>Questions for Couples</em>, you will discover:</h2><br />1. <b>469 Thought-provoking conversation starters for connecting, building trust, and rekindling intimacy in your relationship.</b><br /><br />2. Fun, engaging, and open-ended questions that will lead to some of the best conversations you have had in a while with your partner, bring you closer and really get you learning about each other.<br /><br />3. <b>Creative conversation starters for communicating and expressing your feelings, needs, and desires.</b><br /><br />4. Refreshing questions you can discuss with each other on a weekly basis to help you grow your relationship, as well as personal development. Simply select 365 questions that you love, and use them for a 365 Days of Questions Challenge with your partner.<br /><br />5. <b>Thought-provoking questions that will help you talk about things you might never think of on your own, which is especially helpful if you are looking for something new to talk about.</b><br /><br />6. Inspiring conversation starters for setting yearly goals as a couple, so you can grow together while achieving them.<br /><br />7. <b>Exciting sex questions that will get you talking and sharing your sexual desires, so you can have better and more satisfying sex.</b><br /><br />And much more.<br /><br /><h2>You can have great conversations when you know what questions to ask. </h2><br />You just need the right questions. <br /><br />Open-ended questions that will <b>spark deeper conversations</b>, so you can discover and learn more about yourself, and your partner.<br /><br /><h2>Whether you are dating, in a committed relationship, engaged, married, or in a long-distance relationship, this book is for you.</h2><br /><em>Questions for Couples</em> will get you talking for hours, even if you have very little to talk about. Plus because it’s pocket-sized, you can easily take this book everywhere; for road trips, coffee dates, to date nights dinner or events, the beach, vacation trips, etc. <br /><br />Scroll to the top to download your copy of this questions book for couples <b>today.</b><br /><br />Click the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.

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