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What Happens to Rover When the Marriage is Over?

by Patti Lawson Skyhorse (September 20, 2016)

Here is an engaging, informative, and no-nonsense look at the everyday situations and issuesand their legal consequencesthat affect dogs and their owners. Dished up with a good deal of humor, heart, and pragmatic...


1,001 Pearls of Life-Changing Wisdom

by Elizabeth Venstra Skyhorse (March 29, 2016)

In this extensive collection of words to enlighten your mind and uplift your spirit, you will find something applicable to any problem, situation, or conundrum, as well as the inspiration for living your everyday...


499 Words Every College Student Should Know

by Stephen Spignesi Skyhorse (August 29, 2017)

Words equal credibility. The more articulate a person is, the more seriously they will be taken—by everyone.

On any given day, you might read “abrogate” used in a USA Today article; or “demagogue”...


How to Buy an Elephant and 38 Other Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

by John Krausz Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

While it's possible to go through life not knowing how to tie a dhoti or carve an endless wooden chain, you never know when unusual skills will come in handy. And that's the fun of this fabulously bizarre handbook,...


Did Thomas Crapper Really Invent the Toilet?

by Catherine O'Reilly Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

Which came first, sliced bread or the toaster? When did most people begin wearing deodorant? Who invented the electric blanket? Catherine O'Reilly tackles questions such as these with a keen curiosity and well-honed...


Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Skyhorse (February 01, 2010)

From the elegant, lithe, and yes, friendly cheetah to the diminutive and faithful sea horse, and from the giant and surprisingly warlike hippopotamus to the majestic gorilla, animals have long fascinated humans....


Born in the USA

by Trevor Homer Skyhorse (June 23, 2009)

From Bubble Wrap to Bubblegum, from Men-on-the-Moon to Monopoly, from Kidney Transplants to Kool-Aid, to microwave ovens to M & M's, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for...


Curiosities of Literature

by John Sutherland Skyhorse (January 01, 2011)

When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? Which author's heart was purportedly eaten by a cat? One of our best-known and best-loved literary critics turns his attention to the more...


Words from the Wise

by Rosemarie Jarski Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

When faced with life's greatest quandaries, there's just one place to go for advice: all your beloved heroes and heroines. These 6,000 thought-provoking quotations cover almost every imaginable dilemma and come...


Why Can't Potatoes Walk?

by Lars-Åke Janzon & Lukas Möllersten Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

When it comes to animals and nature, there is no end to our curiosity. Around ten thousand questions a year land on Lars-Åke Janzon's desk at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. In this sequel to the successful...


The Dictionary of Clichés

by Christine Ammer Skyhorse (November 05, 2013)

The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores...


Words Gone Wild

by Jim Bernhard Skyhorse (June 01, 2010)

Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, this lighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language is a sure?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful...


The Book of Common Fallacies

by Philip Ward & Julia Edwards Skyhorse (June 01, 2012)

Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip...


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

by Alan Axelrod Skyhorse (June 01, 2013)

Few areas of human endeavor have produced more--or more colorful--terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express...


Endangered Phrases

by Steven D. Price Skyhorse (June 22, 2011)

Person to person" (and station to station"), bar sinister," the weed of crime bears bitter fruit," between the devil and the deep blue sea," will o' the wisp," poor as Job's turkey" . . . these are just a few...


Abused, Confused, and Misused Words

by Mary Embree Skyhorse (December 13, 2012)

Have you been putting bullion in your soup? Is incorrect spelling starting to have a negative affect on your term papers? Do you wonder what someone is inferring when they tell you to pick up a dictionary? These...


Wombats Poop Cubes

by Katie Adams Castle Point Books (June 01, 2020)

Learn the facts! In Katie Adams' Wombats Poop Cubes, you will encounter some of the most unbelievable, entertaining, and no-frills factoids ever.

Each page features a fact broken down into just three words....


Bullsh*t

by Katie Adams Castle Point Books (April 20, 2020)

Compelling trivia for our age of disinformation

American culture is awash in lies. Despite the fact that we have the truth at our fingertips at all times, Americans still believe lies about everything from health...


I Call Bullshit

by Jamie Frater Ulysses Press (October 25, 2011)

IS THAT SMART-SOUNDING PERSON SPOUTING KNOWLEDGE, OR ARE THEY FULL OF IT?

Do you want the real facts to counter and correct the steaming piles of myth and misinformation you hear all the time? This fascinating...


Listverse.com's Epic Book of Mind-Boggling Top 10 Lists

by Jamie Frater Ulysses Press (May 13, 2014)

CRAZY-BUT-TRUE FACTS, PECULIAR OCCURRENCES, DESPICABLE CRIMES, BIZARRE RECORDS, UNBELIEVABLE CREATURES AND MANY MORE SHOCKING ODDITIES

Delving into the shocking side of pop culture, science and history, Listverse.com's...


Listverse.com's Astounding Bathroom Reader

by Jamie Frater Ulysses Press (September 26, 2014)

The March sisters are little women no more in this hot-and-heavy, abbreviated retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel. Meg, Jo and Amy are all grown up and becoming well-versed in the womanly arts indeed....


How to Drink Snake Blood in Vietnam

by Gareth May Ulysses Press (February 18, 2014)

BE THAT GUY WHO AMAZES EVERYONE WITH HIS KNOWLEDGE OF CURIOUS, STRANGE, AND FASCINATING FACTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Chock-full of mind-blowing trivia from all over the world, this book will make you the most...


Why Do Roller Coasters Make You Puke

by Andrew Thompson Ulysses Press (August 15, 2017)

A fun and fascinating trivia book with a wide range of intriguing questions and entertainingly written answers from a bestselling author.

Perfect for trivia junkies everywhere, this new collection will surprise...


Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red

by Andrew Thompson Ulysses Press (March 28, 2017)

400 intriguing, entertaining, and often hilarious etymological journies

English is filled with curious, intriguing and bizarre phrases. This book reveals the surprising, captivating and even hilarious origins...


Why Does Bright Light Make You Sneeze?

by Andrew Thompson Ulysses Press (March 13, 2018)

More than 150 new fun facts to delight, befuddle and amaze!

What makes a whip crack?

Why don't cats like to swim?

Why do we cry at happy endings?

Are zebras' stripes black or white?

Why are graves dug six feet deep?...


Good Job, Brain!

by Karen Chu, Colin Felton & Dana Nelson Ulysses Press (September 13, 2016)

MIND-EFFING FACTOIDS AND QUIRKY COMMENTARY THAT GIVE THE TRADITIONAL TRIVIA BOOK A FUN REBOOT

Which came first, Brad Pitt or lasers? Who, what, or where is “shrapnel” named after? And can you really use...


Sorry, I'm British!

by Ben Crystal, Adam Russ & Ed McLachlan Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2010)

An original and funny take on what it is to be British

The A to Z guide to your own laughable behaviour

Explore the oddities of the British psyche with this informative and witty illustrated guide. From small-talk...


Listverse.com's Ultimate Book of Bizarre Lists

by Jamie Frater Ulysses Press (November 01, 2010)

FREAKS OF NATURE, ODD CRIMES, SHOCKING DEATHS,

DEVASTATING DISASTERS, BLOOD-CURDLING RITES,

CRAZY CONSPIRACIES & MUCH, MUCH MORE

•Gruesome Torture Devices

•Mass Hysteria Outbreaks

•Unbelievable Miniatures...


Can Holding in a Fart Kill You?

by Andrew Thompson Ulysses Press (June 23, 2015)

MORE THAN 200 FUN FACTS--FROM BAFFLING AND BIZARRE TO ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING

This curious, captivating collection of trivia will surprise and intrigue readers with amazing answers to questions like:

•Is...


Why Does Asparagus Make Your Pee Smell?

by Andy Brunning Ulysses Press (May 10, 2016)

FOOD QUESTIONS ANSWERED WITH COLORFUL GRAPHICS AND FUN, EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS

Have you ever wondered...

• Why bacon smells so good?

• Why onions make you cry?

• If eating turkey makes...


The United States of Awesome

by Josh Miller Ulysses Press (December 25, 2012)

AMAZING TRUE FACTS

From the Mayflower landing on Plymouth Rock to Apollo 11’ s touchdown on the moon, America has been nothing but the effing coolest country ever. This book is packed with fun facts, curious...


What Did We Use Before Toilet Paper?

by Andrew Thompson Ulysses Press (July 20, 2010)

BAFFLING AND BIZARRE.

ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING.

This witty and compulsive collection of trivia will captivate and surprise you with its fun and funky revelations:

•Why is New York called "the Big Apple"?...


Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex

by Mark Leyner & Billy Goldberg HarperAudio (August 01, 2006)

Did the mega-bestselling Why Do Men Have Nipples? exhaust your curiosity about stuff odd, icky, kinky, noxious, libidinous, or just plain embarrassing? "No," you say? Well good, because the doctor and his able-bodied...