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Mental Floss Presents Instant Knowledge (Collins Gem)

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ISBN13: 9780060834616
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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!

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For trivia lovers everywhere, this quirky compendium of factoids spans the gamut of intellectual conversation and beyond.

Synopsis:

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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peaceskies, January 8, 2007 (view all comments by peaceskies)
Um ive naver actually had a chance to read this book and i was wondering if you would be able to send me a free copy because i dont have any credit cards or anything to allow me to make purchases over the internet. Any way i would probobly reccomend this book because it would probly be great.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060834616
Editor:
Pearson, Will
Editor:
Hattikudur, Mangesh
Editor:
Pearson, Will
Editor:
Hattikudur, Mangesh
Author:
Mental Floss Publishing
Author:
by Editors of Mental Floss
Author:
Pearson, Will
Author:
Editors, Of Mental Floss
Author:
Editors of Mental Floss
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
REFERENCE / Trivia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Collins Gem
Publication Date:
20051018
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
4.70x3.28x.64 in. .20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , For trivia lovers everywhere, this quirky compendium of factoids spans the gamut of intellectual conversation and beyond.

"Synopsis" by , 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!
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