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A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia tastic information. The genius instruction manual is the latest book from those fun and crazy people at mental floss, the magazine and publishing organization that tries to make trivia and learning cool well, they are as close to cool as a trivia organization can get. Condensed knowledge is a mouthwatering mix of intriguing facts, lucid explanations, and mindblowing theories that will satisfy even the hungriest mind. Mental floss magazine rules the trivia universe, and now their unique brand of laughterinducing brainbusters are finally in a book. Mental floss 200 greatest lists in the history of listory manage to be amusing, revelatory, and, forgive us for saying, also educational. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and headscratching theories collected from around the world, instant knowledge will jumpstart riveting exchanges at cocktail parties, the watercooler, or any powwow. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of. The mental floss team ran some numbers and estimates another 755,755 new titles are published annually worldwide. Challenge your brain with this book of challenging trivia questions. Trivia so tempting, you wont want to share has 1 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. Random, interesting, amazing facts fun quizzes and trivia mental floss. Even if one is not a candidate for mensa, we can all share in the glory of a little stimulating reading.
Random, interesting, amazing facts fun quizzes and trivia. Feel free to take it into the bathroom or anywhere else. Each trivia question presents six challenges, and its up to solvers to decide which category each challenge fits. Brought to life by chef penny stankiewicz from the institute of culinary education new york. It was founded in 2000 as campus edition by will pearson and mangesh hattikudur, then students at duke university in durham, north carolina. It seems as if the writers were on a stream of consciousness kick. I will say though, when i received this book, it had a permanent marker stripe on the bottom of the book, across the pages. This book was written in such a folksyflippant manner that it. The mental floss history of the united states book depository. In summary, it lists 15 categories of information from performing arts to geography to economics, that include short summaries of accurate knowledge in a flippant tone.
Your group will snicker, snort, groan and may even learn some fun new facts. Think of anything bad, from art heists to genghis kahn, and its likely to be included in this wickedly smart and humorous guide to the seedy underbelly of. This is yet another quickread book from the editors of mental floss magazine, a bimonthly launched in 2001 and targeted to aspiring trivial pursuit masters. Jul 15, 2015 maps are important in john greens book, paper towns, and in this episode of the list show. Broken down into the 7 deadly sins, it ranges the gambit from tiny and trivial interesting facts to large facts that we dont know but probably. Trivia isnt any fun if it isnt funny or surprising.
Each doublepage contains 5 questions on a certain topic. It is owned by dennis publishing and based in new york city. Mental floss is where curious people come for trivia tastic information. The mental floss history of the united states by will pearson, 9780061928222, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Feel smart againcomes an american history text packed with hilarious but true.
The book, a funny, surprising, factpacked compendium of more than 200 of the greatest lists in the history of listory. Scatterbrained takes on the idea that every fact can be connected to one another. Launched in 2001, the bimonthly magazine has been targeting renaissance trivialists who look for the connections among seemingly different elements in the world to make sense of. I have worked in a book store before and usually this denotes that the book is on sale, or in the clearance area.
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July 9, 2019 a truly tough quiz for harry potter superfans, with a side of relaxing royal icing. Sep 15, 2010 mental floss has short articles aimed at the brain. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the mental floss history of the united states. I have loved every book they produced, which includes the book. You probably know these books, but how well do you know the sequels that came after them.
Our comprehensive textbook, law school in 96 pages 10 heroes of the courtroom trading cards. The almost complete and entirely entertaining story of america ebook written by erik sass, will pearson, mangesh hattikudur. The editors of mental floss magazine have put together the type of quickread book i thoroughly enjoy since it boosts your knowledge quotient with a minimum of effort. No mere cataloge of trivia, the editors and contributors engage you while they dispell common myths and give you the actual facts. British publisher buys mental floss the wall street journal. Each puzzle comes with a grid to mark your deductions, so put on your thinking cap and start solving. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. For instance, which is a real person and which is a marketing invention. Cocktail party cheat sheets and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. News trivia, quizzes, and brain teasers mental floss. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
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