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Now I Know: The Soviets Invaded Wisconsin?!

by Dan Lewis Adams Media (October 22, 2019)

A brand-new collection of fascinating facts spanning history and sports to science and pop culture that will have you proudly stating, “Now I know!”

Did you know that a measles outbreak led to the assigning...


All the Sh*t You Should Have Learned

by Paul Kleinman Adams Media (December 24, 2019)

If you’ve forgotten a thing or two since school, now you can go from knowing jack sh*t to knowing your sh*t in no time! This highly entertaining, useful and fun trivia book fills the gaps, offering hundreds...


Everyday Amazing

by Beatrice the Biologist Adams Media (May 07, 2019)

Like fan mail addressed to the natural world, Everyday Amazing is filled with uplifting and interesting musings on science from Beatrice the Biologist.

Beatrice the Biologist is an easily amused former high...


Bizarre World

by E. Reid Ross Adams Media (August 13, 2019)

Atlas Obscura meets 1001 Facts to Scare the Sh*t Out of You in this serious survey of the most bizarre, creepy, and sometimes hilarious customs from cultures around the world.

Every culture handles life differently....


101 Things You Didn't Know about the Civil War

by Thomas Turner Adams Media (October 02, 2018)

Get the lowdown on America’s Bloodiest War--the Civil War--with this essential guide to 101 interesting and unexpected facts about this defining event in US history.

Do you know which state first seceded from...


101 Things You Didn’t Know about Da Vinci

by Cynthia Phillips & Shana Priwer Adams Media (January 16, 2018)

Timed to coincide with the release of Walter Isaacson’s latest biography on the famous painter and inventor, as well as the latest thriller in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code series, this book includes 101 in-depth...


Where a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik

by Bill Casselman Adams Media (September 18, 2010)

How many people know how to pronounce humhumunukunukuapuaa*? How many even know what it is?

Bill Casselman does. Dictionary in hand, he'll lead you along the highways and byways of English--the world's wackiest,...


Back to School

by Benjamin Smith Adams Media (December 05, 2014)

A refresher course in high school academics!

What is Sir Isaac Newton's second law of motion? When do you use a colon in a sentence? How do you solve a Pythagorean Theorem equation? Back to School tests you on...


College Hacks

by Keith Bradford Adams Media (July 03, 2015)

Hacks every college student needs to know!

Want to ace your next exam? Claim victory as a beer pong champ? Remove that gross stain from your shirt before your interview? College Hacks gives you the tricks and...


Now I Know

by Dan Lewis Adams Media (September 18, 2013)

Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia

Did you know...


Now I Know More

by Dan Lewis Adams Media (November 01, 2014)

"Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." --BoingBoing

"A mind-tickling encyclopedia...Now I Know is a treat...


Nature is the Worst

by E. Reid Ross Adams Media (January 02, 2017)

500 of the most absurd and horrifying things that happen in nature!

 

Crashing waves, stunning sunsets, sprawling landscapes. Nature is beautiful, right? Wrong. Nature Is the Worst. Need proof?

  • The giant pitcher...


101 Things You Didn't Know About Da Vinci

by Shana Priwer Adams Media (July 01, 2005)

Thanks to the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, people are more fascinated with Leonardo Da Vinci than ever. This multitalented man--arguably the greatest genius of all time--was not only a magnificent...


A Year of Living Sinfully

by Eric Grzymkowski Adams Media (November 18, 2011)

Your whole life you've done the right thing. Given to charity. Helped old ladies across the street. Rescued stray kittens. But now you're tired of being good all the time. It's time to walk a darker path.

So...


101 Things You Didn't Know About The Freemasons

by Barb Karg & John K Young Adams Media (January 19, 2007)

The Freemasons include some of the greatest minds in history, such as Darwin and Churchill. They also stand accused of some of the bloodiest acts humanity has ever seen. Many even believe that they control the...


101 Things You Didn't Know About Irish History

by Ryan Hackney, Amy Hackney Blackwell & Garland Kimmer Adams Media (December 14, 2006)

Discover the truth behind the myths of the Emerald Isle

Forget about shamrocks, leprechans, and all that blarney; 101 Things You Didn't Know about Irish History dispels the myths and tells the true story of the...


Life Hacks

by Keith Bradford Adams Media (April 15, 2014)

Simple solutions to everyday problems!

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to make life easier? With Life Hacks, you'll find hundreds of methods that you can start using right now to simplify your life. From...


You're Doing It Wrong!

by Lee Thornton Adams Media (August 18, 2012)

Not Getting the Results You Want? Probably Because You're Doing It Wrong!

You brush your teeth twice a day. You serve red wine at room temperature. You treat stains on whites with bleach. You're doing everything...


How Do You Light a Fart?

by Bobby Mercer Adams Media (April 18, 2009)

Fireworks and grenades. Grills and campfires. Burps and farts.

Men get a kick out of things that go boom, things that cook with fire, and all forms of bodily gas. What they might not know is that science is what...


The Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracies

by Monte Cook Adams Media (September 18, 2009)

Did the noble order of the Knights Templar guard a secret about Jesus’ birth?

Was the moon landing faked in a Hollywood movie studio?

Is the government keeping the remains of an alien spacecraft in the top-secret...


7

by David M Eastis Adams Media (December 18, 2010)

It connects the Bible and the Torah and the Koran. It's a common thread that runs through world geography, American history, and human physiology. It's also quite handy if you're headed to Manhattan from Queens....


The Little Book of Big F*#k Ups

by Ken Lytle & Katie Corcoran Lytle Adams Media (April 18, 2011)

Nobody's perfect. Every day, some guy forgets his wife's birthday, some schmuck drives his Corolla into the Lexus in front of him, and some mother forgets to make cupcakes for her kid's school bake sale. But...


101 Things Everyone Should Know about Theodore Roosevelt

by Sean Andrews Adams Media (December 03, 2013)

The inside story of Teddy's life and presidency!

You probably know that Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, but did you also know that he suffered great bouts of homesickness? Or that...


101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austen

by Patrice Hannon Adams Media (January 19, 2007)

Discover the long-kept secrets of literature's leading lady

You've read Emma. You own Pride and Prejudice. You love Sense and Sensibility. But do you know all there is to know about Jane Austen?

Find answers to...


The First Book of Seconds

by Matthew Murrie & Steve Murrie Adams Media (October 18, 2010)

Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills all received top billing by coming in second. But that's not normally the case--most runners-up dwell in obscurity.

Finally, there's a book that celebrates the many...


The Lazy Intellectual

by Richard J Wallace Adams Media (September 18, 2010)

It's a small attention span world out there, and not everyone's interested in paging through lengthy tomes to deepen their intellect. They want their information. And they want it now.

This book fills that void...


Freak Nation

by Kate Stevens Adams Media (October 18, 2010)

Vegans. Skateboarders. Trekkies. The Cult of the Individual is alive and well and expressing itself all over America--and this book proves it. With this enlightening (and sometimes frightening) field guide,...


Gobbledygook

by William Wilson Adams Media (October 15, 2011)

blad: To strike hard or buffet.

kring: To focus on with laser-like intensity.

stridhana: Under Hindi law, property belonging to a woman.

Two of these words and their definitions are right. One word and its meaning...


Attack of the Killer Facts!

by Eric Gryzymkowski Adams Media (April 18, 2011)

Factoid Attack: Inherent sadistic streak in dentists confirmed!

The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred Southwick. Not surprising, dentists have been perfecting torture devices for centuries....


English Lit 101

by Brian Boone Adams Media (January 01, 2017)

A guide to the greats in British literature!

From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charles Dickens' Tiny Tim to Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy and Shakespeare's Juliet, British authors have created some of the most...


American Lit 101

by Brianne Keith Adams Media (January 01, 2017)

From poetry to fiction to essays, American Lit 101 leaves no page unturned!

Edgar Allan Poe. Willa Cather. Henry David Thoreau. Mark Twain. The list of important American writers goes on and on. These voices...