Synopses & Reviews
Why are recessions not all bad? (pg. 51)
Which Major League Baseball team keeps its baseballs in a humidor—and why? (pg. 123)
Why is 300 cents more than 3 dollars? (pg. 49)
Mark Di Vincenzo, author of the New York Times bestseller Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon, returns with more fascinating facts! Do you know:
(1) what percentage of doctors in China smoke?
(2) which is the most dangerous day of the year to drive a car?
(3) whether a heart can literally break?
(4) how much investors paid for a Canadian cow named Missy?
Within these pages you'll find tips and facts that will save you money, help you live healthier, and make you the most interesting person to talk to at any party.
“Di Vincenzo is ready to wow readers with some truly odd, head-shaking tidbits . . . Dont expect ho-hum kinds of stories here… oh no. Di Vincenzo . . . [brings] incredible little-known facts to light. ...a fun and often surprising read.” 5minutesforbooks.com
“Fun . . . irresistible . . . something to get your fingers on.” Long Island Pulse
“Amazing tidbits . . . explained in delicious detail . . . [a] clever, candid and comprehensive smorgasbord of fascinating factoids guaranteed to make you, as the cover promises, ‘wealthier, healthier and smarter than everyone else.” Suwannee Democrat (Florida)
“Reading that not only fills you with little-known trivia, but often information about how to save money and improve one-self. Concise and always interesting.” New Jersey magazine
“Offers a plethora of fascinating and random facts . . . Armed with facts from Di Vincenzos book, you could easily become the life of your next party.” Deseret News
Mark Di Vincenzo, the New York Times bestselling author of Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon, brings us another book of fascinating, eminently useful facts certain to make you healthier, wealthier, and wiser. Readers of Schotts Miscellany and other compendiums of helpful information will delight—and profit—from these little known tidbits about health, money, food, death, bugs, politics, history, geography, and more or less everything under the sun.
Mark Di Vincenzo, the New York Times bestselling author of Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon, brings us another book of fascinating, eminently useful facts certain to make you healthier, wealthier, and wiser. Readers of Schott s Miscellany and other compendiums of helpful information will delight and profit from these little known tidbits about health, money, food, death, bugs, politics, history, geography, and more or less everything under the sun."
About the Author
As a journalist with nearly a quarter century of experience, Mark Di Vincenzo made a name for himself as a reporter who exposed abuses and as a writer who made the complicated seem simple. He won numerous awards before becoming an editor.
During the summer of 2007, he left daily journalism to pursue book projects and to start Business Writers Group, a writing and public relations company. In 2009, Harper-Collins published his first book, Buy Ketchup in May and Fly At Noon: A Guide to the Best Time to Buy This, Do That and Go There, a New York Times bestseller.
Born and reared in Cleveland, he lives in the shipyard town of Newport News, Virginia—two blocks from William Styrons childhood home—with his wife and two daughters. A third daughter attends the University of Oklahoma.