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Uncle John's OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary
by Bathroom Readers' Institu...

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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What's even more trusty and awe-inspiring than Old Faithful, the Yellowstone geyser that erupts 17 times a day? Uncle John and the Bathroom Readers' Institute! Every year for the past three decades, Uncle John and his team of tireless researchers have delivered an epic tome packed with thousands of fascinating factoids. And now this extra-special 30th anniversary edition has everything you've come to expect from the BRI, and more! It's stuffed with 512 pages of all-new articles sure to please everyone, from our longtime readers to newbies alike. You'll get the scoop on the latest "scientific" studies, weird world news, surprising history, and obscure facts. Here's just a sampling of what's in store:<br /><div><br /><li>From foe to friend: presidential rivals who are buddies now<br /><div><br /><li>What you never thought to do with those old CDs you have lying around<br /><div><br /><li>Saddam Hussein revealed…and it's not pretty<br /><div><br /><li>James Bond author Ian Fleming and his most titillating book titles<br /><div><br /><li>The creepiest murderabilia that no one would want&hellip:except these people<br /><div><br /><li>The origins of Project Gutenberg and its free e-books<br /><div><br /><li>All-new editions of our most popular series, including Terrible Typos, Phrase Origins, and You Call This Art?<br /><div><br /><li>Myths and facts about our friends—nos amis—the French<br /><div><br /><li>The most horrifying things ever lost or found<br /><div><br /><div><br />And much, much more!
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
by , Ella Morton

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<DIV>It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.<BR /><BR /> Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.<BR /><BR /> Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.<BR /><BR /> Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.</DIV>
1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over
by , Anne Miller

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p>The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over.</p><p>Iceland imports ice cubes<br />A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness<br />It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child Sandi<br />Eight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoon<br />People who read books live longer than people who don't<br />Prince Philip was born on a kitchen table in Corfu<br />No human beings have ever had sex in space<br />Netflix's biggest competitor is sleep<br />Mice sigh up to 40 times an hour</p>
Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything You Need to Know but N...
by Kenneth C. Davis

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p>In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, <em>New York Times</em> bestselling Don't Know Much About<small><sup>®</sup></small> series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, and the Civil War.</p><p>Now, the sky's the limit in his latest irresistible installment—a grand tour of knowledge that carries us from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Berlin Wall, from the Salem Witch Trials to Watergate, from Michelangelo to Houdini. Brimming with busted myths, gripping true stories, and peculiar particulars about a plethora of people, places, and events, this captivating compendium is guaranteed to delight information lovers everywhere as it feeds our insatiable appetite to know <em>everything!</em></p>
Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interes...
by Dan Lewis

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

September 18, 2013

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<b>Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter:</b> "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<BR><BR>Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon?<BR><BR>Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with <i>Now I Know</i>. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts.<BR><BR>Covering 100 outrageous topics, <i>Now I Know</i> is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.
Weird-o-pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising Strange and Incred...
by Alex Palmer

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

May 11, 2012

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<div><b>#1 Amazon Bestseller -- Trivia</b><br /><br /> Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:<br />* HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there's a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food)<br />* NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time)<br />* PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROMHOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (nice fries, sociopath)<br />* SURFING THE INTERNET ACTUALLY MAKES YOU SMARTER (but not as smart as reading this book will)<br />Now the next time someone tells you smugly that Pluto isn't a planet,you can counter with any one of these hundreds of weird facts and remain king or queen of the cocktail (or kegger) chatter.</div>
Life Hacks
by Keith Bradford

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

April 15, 2014

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Simple solutions to everyday problems!<BR><BR>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 folding a fitted sheet to removing scuffs from furniture, this book offers simple solutions to a variety of everyday problems. Each informative entry helps you discover quicker, more efficient techniques for completing ordinary tasks around the home, at the office, and just about anywhere. You'll also learn how to make the most out of any situation with fun, problem-solving tricks like creating an impromptu iPod speaker from toilet paper rolls or snagging a free doughnut at your local Krispy Kreme shop.<BR><BR>Filled with 1,000 valuable life hacks, this book proves that you don't have to search very far for the perfect solution to everyday problems.
Guinness World Records 2018: Meet our Real-Life Superheroes
by Guinness World Records

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<p>The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before. With more than 3,000 new and updated records and 1,000 eye-popping photos, it has thousands of new stats and facts and dazzling new features.</p><p>There is so much to explore inside. Go on a whirlwind tour of the planet’s most amazing places, from the largest swamps to the deepest points on Earth. Find out what happens when you give an octopus a Rubik’s Cube, and why all you need to defend yourself from a crocodile is a rubber band! You’ll also find all your favorite records and categories such as Big Stuff, Collections, Mass Participation and Fun with Food, plus the year’s most significant sporting achievements.</p><p>Our editors have also taken inspiration this year from the world of superheroes – both fictional and real-world – so look out for our feature chapter charting your favorite caped crusaders in comic books, TV shows and movies. We also meet the real-life record-breakers with genuine superpowers, such as the Canadian strongman vicar who can pull a jumbo jet and an actual cyborg who uses technology to augment his senses. You’ll also learn all about the science of superheroes, such as who the fastest and strongest superheroes would be if they came to life, and who would win in a royal rumble between Superman, Batman, Hulk and Dr Strange!</p><p>Also new this year is a celebration of the superlative with infographic poster pages that explore the most exciting absolutes, such as the longest, tallest, fastest and heaviest. Does the longest sofa outstretch the longest train? Is the tallest Easter egg bigger than the tallest snowman? Find out in this amazing new edition. You’ll also find these special pages available as free poster downloads at guinnessworldrecords.com!</p><p>From science to showbiz via stunts and sports, there are real-life heroes all around us in all shapes and sizes, achieving the extraordinary every day. There’s only one book where you’ll find so many amazing facts all in one place, and that’s <b><i>Guinness World Records 2018</i></b>!</p>
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
by Knopf

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

April 23, 2013

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<p>Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.”<br />  <br /> Kafka is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”. . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.”<br /><br /> Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . .<br /><br /> Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”).<br /><br /> Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, <i>Daily Rituals </i>is irresistible, addictive, magically inspiring.<br /></p>
How to cancel an order on Amazon:: How to return a product on Ama...
by William Gates

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English

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Publication Date

October 18, 2017

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Looking to cancel an order to Amazon for a refund? Are you confused about Amazons latest refund policy?<br />Are you frustrated trying to find out how to cancel order and get a refund ? <br />Not to worry! And no more wasting your precious time! Whether you've purchased a product by mistake, ended up with a title that isn't fitting your needs, or found yourself your kid bought without your consent, there is hope. You can easily return your products & get refund from Amazon with minimal hassle. This sweet & small book will provide you with step-by-step instructions with screenshots on how to get the job done and get you your money back! (Based on Amazons latest refund policy)<br /><br />This book contains the exact information and step by step guide with screenshots with video tutorial on how to cancel an order placed on Amazon. How to return a product on Amazon & get refund.<br /><br />Save time and do things right the first time. Discover the best, the latest and the most reliable information! <br /><br />Get started right away! (less)<br />

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