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The Book of Questions
Stock, Gregory

$11.86 $5.79

The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing...


Big Questions from Little People and Simple Answers from Great Minds
Harris, Gemma Elwin

$33.12 $10.09

A charming and informative collection that reveals how the world works--compiled from schoolchildren's questions and explained by renowned specialists, including scientists, philosophers, writers, and others.


The De-Textbook
Plume Books

$24.00 $11.49

You are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even...


Weird Indiana
Marimen, Mark

$19.81 $7.29

Enjoy a relaxing picnic in Shades of Death Park. Witness those eerie glowing spots known as Moody's Light. Slap another layer of color onto the world's biggest ball of paint, and yes, that really is a pink-spectacled elephant drinking a martini on the side of the road! From a town called Santa Cl...


America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
Baker, Kevin

$39.70 $15.79

All made in America: The skyscraper and subway car. The telephone and telegraph. The safety elevator and safety pin. Plus the microprocessor, amusement park, MRI, supermarket, Pennsylvania rifle, and Tennessee Valley Authority. Not to mention the city of Chicago or jazz or that magnificent Golden...


I Never Knew That About Ireland
Winn, Christopher

$21.19 $5.79

A fascinating journey through the lesser known details of Irish historyPacked full of myths, legends, inventions, and adventures, I Never Knew That About Ireland visit’s each of the island’s four provinces, unearthing hidden gems of history. Discover where ideas were born, where dreams were insp...


Follow This Thread: A Maze Book to Get Lost In
Eliot, Henry

$24.00 $8.69

Beautifully designed and gorgeously illustrated, this immersive, puzzle-like exploration of the history and psychology of mazes and labyrinths evokes the spirit of Choose Your Own Adventure, the textual inventiveness of Tom Stoppard, and the philosophical spirit of Jorge Luis Borges.Labyrinths ar...


Do Penguins Have Knees? (Imponderables)
Feldman, David

$16.50 $8.69

Ponder, if you will . . . What happens to your Social Security number when you die? Why are peanuts listed as an ingredient in plain M&Ms? Why is Barbie's hair made out of nylon, but Ken's hair is plastic? What makes up the ever-mysterious "new car smell"? Pop-culture guru David Feldman demy...


Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?
Feldman, David

$16.50 $8.69

Ponder, if you will . . . What is the difference between a kit and a caboodle? Why don't people get goose bumps on their faces? Where do houseflies go in the winter? Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise - the unchallenged sourc...


Ripley's Odd Is Art (Ripley's Believe It or Not)
Ripley Entertainment Inc.

$24.95 $10.89

From paintings by an artist with no arms or legs to sculptures made entirely of salt, you’ll find some of the most fascinating and unbelievable pieces of art from the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! collection.Designed as an elegant art book meets the eclectic one-of-a-kind Ripley’s archives and exhi...


Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties
Hawley, Samuel

$33.07 $7.29

Until the 1950s, the land speed record (LSR) was held by a series of European gentlemen racers such as British driver John Cobb, who hit 394 miles per hour in 1947. That record held for more than a decade, until the car culture swept the U.S. Hot-rodders and drag racers built and souped up racers...


Ten Million Aliens
Barnes, Simon

$37.11 $10.09

This fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom examines how the world's creatures - weird, wonderful, and everything in between - are inextricably linked. Life on planet earth is not weirder than we imagine. It's weirder than we are capable of imagining. And we're all in it together: ...


Weird Louisiana: Your Travel Guide to Louisiana's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
Manley, Roger

$25.95 $10.09

Your travel guide to the land of voodoo, hoodoo, and backwater bayous! Just hearing the name "Louisiana" is enough to conjure up all sorts of strange visions in one’s imagination: haunted Old South plantations, French Quarter mansions, and white marble and limestone towers that house the dead. An...


The United States of Strange: 1,001 Frightening, Bizarre, Outrageous Facts About the Land of the Free and the Home of the Frog People, the Cockroach H
Grzymkowski, Eric

$18.95 $7.29

Behind the portrait of America that history classes, news reports, and boring documentaries have painted lies a strange and perplexing country that you couldn't imagine even in your wildest dreams. Featuring 1,001 shocking facts, this book reveals all the secrets and weirdness that you never knew...


The Qi Book of General Ignorance
Lloyd, John

$18.99 $5.79

An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI.


This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (P.S.)
Johnson, Marilyn

$19.87 $8.69

Those who predicted the death of libraries forgot to consider that, in the automated maze of contemporary life, none of us - expert and hopelessly baffled alike - can get along without human help. And not just any help: we need librarians, the only ones who can save us from being buried by the di...


Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything
Discover Magazine

$18.50 $8.69

How much do you know about . . . obesity, sleep, meteors, aliens, bees, sperm banks, sex in space, duct tape, germs, airport security, death, ancient weapons, rats, the Internet, birth, weather, milk, mosquitoes, your body, space disasters. Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything ...


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