Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

21 January 2020 | By Joshua Foer | Filed in: trivia.

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world 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

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters

21 January 2020 | By Giles Milton | Filed in: trivia.

Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton The first installment in Giles Milton s outrageously entertaining series, History s Unknown Chapters colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary

Hemingway Didn't Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations

21 January 2020 | By Garson O\'Toole | Filed in: trivia.

Extensive and brilliant investigations a tour de force of detective work Mr O Toole is a beacon of accuracy who should inspire all readers who prefer their facts real rather than phony Wall Street Journal Everywhere you look, you ll find viral quotable wisdom attributed to icons ranging from

Brief Histories of Everyday Objects

21 January 2020 | By Andy Warner | Filed in: trivia.

Hilarious, entertaining, and illustrated histories behind some of life s most common and underappreciated objects from the paperclip and the toothbrush to the sports bra and roller skates In the tradition of A Cartoon History of the Universe and, most recent, Randall Munroe s What If comes Brief

QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance (Qi: Book of General Ignorance)

21 January 2020 | By John Lloyd | Filed in: trivia.

The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme s popular General Ignorance round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all.Who invented the sandwich What was the best thing

Weird but True 7: 300 Outrageous Facts

21 January 2020 | By National Geographic Kids | Filed in: trivia.

Weird But True 7 is the newest addition to the blockbuster Weird But True series This new book offers children 300 of the wacky facts, illustrations, and photographs they love This quirky reference book is full of 300 all new wild, wacky, brain bending facts accompanied by vibrant

The Book of the Year 2018: Your Definitive Guide to the World’s Weirdest News

21 January 2020 | By No Such Thing As A Fish | Filed in: trivia.

In a year dominated by Russian collusion and Brexit confusion, The Book of the Year returns with another dose of barely believable yet wholly unimpeachable facts and stories from the past twelve months Every week for the past four years, Dan, James, Anna and Andy the creators of the

The Book of General Ignorance

21 January 2020 | By John Lloyd | Filed in: trivia.

Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and