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The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks
The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks
by Bethany Keeley
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As an editor, I have a "special" place in my heart for the unintentional hilarity caused by grammatical gaffes, unfortunate typos, and poor punctuation, so Bethany Keeley's Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks gave me plenty of chuckles.... (read more)

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The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
by Mental Floss
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“An irreverent romp through historys best bits,” The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. As audacious as it is edifying, here is a hilarious and irreverent&... (read more)

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Primer of Visual Literacy
Primer of Visual Literacy
by Donis A Dondis
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Responding to the need she so clearly perceives, Ms. Dondis, a designer and teacher of broad experience, has provided a beginning text for art and design students and a basic text for all other students--those who do not intend to become artists or... (read more)

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Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know
by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
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In this forceful manifesto, Hirsch argues that children in the U.S. are being deprived of the basic knowledge that would enable them to function in contemporary society. Includes 5,000 essential facts to know.... (read more)

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Uncle John's Robotica
Uncle John's Robotica
by Bathroom Readers' Press (cor)
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For more than 25 years, the writers at the Bathroom Readers Institute have had a soft spot in their hearts for all things robotic. From the promise of artificial intelligence making the world a better place to the threat of an android apocalypse, we... (read more)

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A World of Curiosities: Surprising, Interesting, and Downright Unbelievable Facts from Every Nation on the Planet
A World of Curiosities: Surprising, Interesting, and Downright Unbelievable Facts from Every Nation on the Planet
by John Oldale
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: everything you never knew you never knew about every country on Earth.A scientist by training and an explorer by passion, Dr. John Oldale has logged half a million miles visiting more than ninety nations. Now, he celebrates... (read more)

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The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
by Jean-Francois Lyotard
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In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.... (read more)

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Why Fish Fart and Other Useless (or Gross) Information about the World
Why Fish Fart and Other Useless (or Gross) Information about the World
by Francesca Gould
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Get ready to squirm! Did you know there are spiders that look just like bird poop? Cockroaches that can be directed by remote control? And snakes that fart to scare away predators? These are just a few of the bizarrly engrossing, disgusting, and... (read more)

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Why Do Men Have Nipples?: Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini
Why Do Men Have Nipples?: Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini
by Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg
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Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, everyone is familiar with the tired clichés: women are bad drivers and are not good with money; only guys play video games and they give bad directions. Dan Abrams tackles the toughest case of his career in Man Down.... (read more)

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The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation's Past
The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation's Past
by David Kidder
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Modeled after those bedside books of prayer and contemplation that millions turn to for daily spiritual guidance and growth, the national bestseller The Intellectual Devotional--offering secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment--drew a year's worth of... (read more)

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Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
by Charles Panati
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For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the foremost specialist on everything tells how and why hundreds of the everyday items, expressions, and customs we take for granted came into existence. Learn the... (read more)

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The Book of Questions: Revised and Updated
The Book of Questions: Revised and Updated
by Gregory Stock
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Ask your friends. Ask your parents. Ask someone you hardly know. The Book of Questions gives you permission to ask those things that are too bold, too embarrassing, or just too difficult to ask by yourself. You will find questions of integrity; of sex... (read more)

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Lost Wisdom
Lost Wisdom
by Una Mcgovern
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Lost Wisdom is a celebration of the time-honored lore on which people once relied. It draws on folklore, tradition, and superstition and is packed with amusing anecdotes and historical extracts that illuminate the beliefs and knowledge of our ancestors.... (read more)

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If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times
If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?: Smart Quotes for Dumb Times
by John Lloyd
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John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in... (read more)

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Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader
Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader
by Bathroom Readers' Institute (cor)
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Over the past 25 years, the Bathroom Readers Institute has published more than 40,000 pages of bathroom reading. In this book you will find the funniest 288 of them (with a few all-new funny pages squeezed in just because we couldnt help ourselves... (read more)

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A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
by Neal Thompson
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chapter 1 Isaac Davis Rip­ley, whose son would one day explore all corners of the earth, fled his dead-­end Appalachian home at age fourteen and headed west. He didn’t get far before the Ohio River blocked his path. Unable to pay for a... (read more)

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Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?: More Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour
Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?: More Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Whiskey Sour
by Mark Leyner
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One year after the phenomenal success of WHY DO MEN HAVE NIPPLES?, Mark Leyner and Dr. Billy Goldberg have discovered that there is just no end to people's curiosity when it comes to our bodies' oddities. The number of folks interrupting their happy hour... (read more)

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The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia
The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia
by David Mccandless
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The Visual Miscellaneum is a unique, groundbreaking look at the modern information age, helping readers make sense of the countless statistics and random facts that constantly bombard us. Using cutting edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David... (read more)

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Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Readers)
Uncle John's Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Readers)
by Bathroom Readers Institute
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The big brains at the Bathroom Reader's Institute have come up with another all-new collection of incredible facts and astounding trivia.... (read more)

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The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information: You'll Never Need to Know Anything That's in This Book... But Read It Anyway
The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information: You'll Never Need to Know Anything That's in This Book... But Read It Anyway
by Don Voorhees
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It doesn't get any more useless than this! The most inconsequential entry yet in the #1 New York Times bestselling series proves that information is overrated. Your life won't be improved by knowing that... ? Frank Sinatra's mother was a convicted felon.... (read more)

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