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Mental Floss Presents Instant Knowledge (Collins Gem)by Mental Floss
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For the first time in a Gem format, the editors of mentalandmdash;floss magazine present Instant Knowledge, an A to Z guide to all the facts, trivia, and intellectual tidbits you need to feel smart again.
Have you ever felt maddeningly stumped when others are discussing Dante's Inferno? Or felt a familiar sinking feeling when that cutie asks what you think about the origins of the cashew nut? Or perhaps you've balked while attempting an impromptu oratory on quantum physics? If so, then this is the book for you. Instant Knowledge is a quirky compendium of trivia and factoids that spans the gamut of intellectual conversation and beyond. From theories of relativity to the Geneva Convention, you'll be able to wax poetic, philosophic andndash;andndash; whatever you want! andndash;andndash; on hundreds of topics.
It's super easy to use: just add conversation and watch the Instant Knowledge grow. And in this handy Gem format, you have a veritable Ace up your sleeve when attending cocktail parties, gallery openings, or dinner with the boss!
For trivia lovers everywhere, this quirky compendium of factoids spans the gamut of intellectual conversation and beyond.
Mental_floss is proud to present a full-bodied jolt of inspiration for thirsty minds on the go. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and head-scratching theories collected from around the world, Instant Knowledge will jumpstart riveting exchanges at cocktail parties, the watercooler, or any powwow. To experience the clean, rich flavor at home, just tear into a topic of your choice, and add conversation. It's that simple!
About the Author
Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as first year students at Duke University. Ignoring the lures of law school and investment banking, the pair co-founded mental_floss and have been grinning ever since. Maggie Koerth-Baker is a freelance journalist and a former assistant editor at mental_floss magazine, where she consistently astounded Will and Mangesh with her amazingness.
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