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Blowout Sale! Up to 85% off on Trivia & Fun Facts at Translate This Website. Top brands include Brand: William Morrow Paperbacks, Brand: The History Press, Paradoxologeo, Independently published, Lectorum, Brand: Bradt Travel Guides, Brand: Gegensatz Press, imusti, Villard, Brand: University Alabama Press, Ballantine Books, TarcherPerigee, Mango, Wiley, Tarcher, & National Geographic Society. Hurry! Limited time offers. Offers valid only while supplies last.

Forgotten English
By Brand: William Morrow Paperbacks
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ean: 9780688166366, isbn: 0688166369,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
Have you ever sent a message via scandaroon, needed a nimgimmer, or fallen victim to bowelhive? Never heard of these terms? That's because they are a thing of the past. These words are alive and well, however, in Forgotten English, a charming collection of hundreds of archaic words, their definitions, and old-fashioned line drawings.For readers of Bill Bryson, Henry Beard, and Richard Lederer, Forgotten English is an eye-opening trip down a delightful etymological path. Readers learn that an

Cox's Fragmenta II: Further Folios from History
By Brand: The History Press
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ean: 9780752465074, isbn: 0752465074,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 300 reviews
A presumptuous bear who surprised a group of ladies in a coach, an accident involving an actor pretending to be an orangutan, and an aristocrat mistakenly pronounced dead in a newspaper are just some of the masterpieces of understated journalism collected by Francis Cox and contained in his Fragmenta. At 97 volumes, Cox’s scrapbook has to be one of the largest collections of journalistic ephemera ever. For 60 years during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, he accumulated

Beautiful Words
By Paradoxologeo
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780986118906, isbn: 0986118907,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews
Does the sound and rhythm of a particular word strike your fancy? Does its meaning ring true? Is its origin an eye-opener? Is it a BEAUTIFUL WORD? The author offers a selection of 133 beautiful words from around the globe and invites the reader to discover them. Each word is accompanied by an interactive checklist for Sound, Rhythm, Meaning and Derivation. Words like spaisteoireacht, mamihlapinatapai, rangatiralanga, verfremdungseffekt, and discombobulation/recombobulation. Even ordinary words

The Word Play Dictionary
By Independently published
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ean: 9781520382760, isbn: 1520382766,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
The 2017 Edition contains thousands of new words - over 8000 entries in all! This book is an alphabetical encyclopedia of interesting words such as anagrams, concatenations, head-and-tail words, insertion words, kangaroo words, palindromes, reversals, wrapped words, words with all the vowels, words with their letters in alphabetical order and words with many other fascinating properties. These have been collected by the author over a period of many years. Included is a glossary of terms such as

El libro de los por ques?, y que onda con... (Algarabia) (Spanish Edition)
By Lectorum
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ean: 9786074571455, isbn: 6074571457,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
Descripcion en espanol: Este es un libro para personas curiosas. Parte de la coleccion Algarabia, responde infinidad de por ques: por que envejecemos?, por que el mar es salado?, por que tartamudeamos?, por que nos gusta tanto el chocolate, y muchisimas curiosidades mas. Description in English: Part of the Collection Algarabia (Hubbub), this is a book for curious people. It covers a wide range of subjects, explaining the reason why things happen that way: Why we get older?, Why we like

Eccentric Britain, 2nd: The Bradt Guide to Britain's Follies and Foibles (Bradt Travel Guide)
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ean: 9781841621227, isbn: 1841621226,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 230 reviews
A guide to offbeat people, places, and events in Great Britain.Used Book in Good Condition.

The Inscribed List: or, Why Librarians Are Crazy: Hilarious Real Names of Real People from Library Catalogs
By Brand: Gegensatz Press
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ean: 9781933237015, isbn: 1933237015,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 274 reviews
What do Ludwig von Baldass, Theodore Rolly Ball, John Cawte Beaglehole, Guido van Deth, Fulvia de Cunto Fadigas, Dingle Foot, Rev. Daniel Parish Kidder, Thomas Strangeways Pigg-Strangeways, Franciscus Petrus Hubertus Prick van Wely, Walter Lytle Pyle, Hendrik Peter Godfried Quack, Lazar Shitnitzky, Elephant Smith, Preserved Smith, Increase Niles Tarbox, and over 2000 others have in common? They are all real names of real people. They are all verified entries in library catalogs. They are all on

I Never Knew that About the English
By imusti
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ean: 9781785033926, isbn: 1785033921,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
Here are the traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humor and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions of the English. Travel through the country from coast to coast and learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality. Marvel at crooked black and white halls in Cheshire and soft golden stone cottages in Midland villages. Go cheese rolling in Gloucestershire, discover the origins of cricket in Hampshire, savour a hot pot in

Unusually Stupid Americans: A Compendium of All-American Stupidity
By Villard
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ean: 9780812970821, isbn: 0812970829,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life—by the authors of the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever SaidEveryone knows that America is “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” but sometimes that means we’re free to be as bravely stupid as we want! In Unusually Stupid Americans, Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including•the top

Indian Place Names in Alabama (Library Alabama Classics)
By Brand: University Alabama Press
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ean: 9780817302313, isbn: 081730231X,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews
''What is the 'meaning' of names like Coosa and Tallapoosa? Who named the Alabama and Tombigbee and Tennessee rivers? How are Cheaha and Conecuh and Talladega pronounced? How did Opelika and Tuscaloosa get their names? Questions like these, which are asked by laymen as well as by historians, geographers, and students of the English language, can be answered only by study of the origins and history of the Indian names that dot the map of Alabama.—from the ForewordOriginally published by

Know It All!: The Fun Stuff You Never Learned in School
By Ballantine Books
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ean: 9780345362322, isbn: 0345362322,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 162 reviews
Here they are--the basic questions of existence with answerss! As editor of two popular books, THE STRAIGHT DOPE and MORE OF THE STRAIGHT DOPE, Ed Zotti has helped the legendary Cecil Adams answer the great riddles of our time. Now, in KNOW IT ALL!, Ed Zotti draws on this vast storehouse of knowledge to solve the mysteries that keep all of us up at night wondering...How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?...Are cats color blind?...If somebody opened the emergecny exit on an airplane

Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends: The Strange Stories Behind Tall Tales
By TarcherPerigee
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ean: 9780399161537, isbn: 0399161538,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews
Have you heard the one about…• Walt Disney’s frozen body?• Coca-Cola owning Santa Claus?• Alligators living in New York City sewers?We all love a good story. But where do the urban legends, conspiracy theories, and old wives’ tales we hear every day really originate? Albert Jack explores the best, strangest, and funniest of the tales so many of us take as gospel, and uncovers some eye-popping true stories that are even more far-fetched than their mythical counterparts. From Robin

I'm So Full of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom of Children
By Mango
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ean: 9781633535480, isbn: 1633535487,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018! ─ The funny things kids say or the hygge wisdom of childrenIs there anything more likely to make you laugh and put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? Ever since Art Linkletter first published Kids Say the IDarndest Things in 1957, people have laughed and been delighted with the innocent, funny things kids say. The Danes have a word for the feeling of happy delight that you get from simple things in life, such as the funny

All Facts Considered: The Essential Library of Inessential Knowledge
By Wiley
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mpn: 9447869, ean: 9780470559659, isbn: 0470559659,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
For the bestselling miscellany market, an NPR librarian's compendium of fascinating facts on history, science, and the artsHow much water do the Great Lakes contain? Who were the first and last men killed in the Civil War? How long is a New York minute? What are the lost plays of Shakespeare? What building did Elvis leave last? Get the answers to these and countless other vexing questions in a All Facts Considered. Guaranteed to enlighten even the most seasoned trivia buff, this treasure trove

Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers and Other Useless or Gross Information About: Information About Your Body
By Tarcher
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mpn: FBA-|304787, ean: 9781585426454, isbn: 1585426458,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Fascinating…Unbelievable…Gross! These are just a few of the responses readers will hear when they impress their friends with facts from the quirky new book of body trivia, Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers & Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body by Francesca Gould. This collection of little-known facts about the human body answers the questions you have always wanted to ask but never dared to, such as: Can smoking make your teeth fall out? Is it safe to eat moldy food after

An Uncommon History of Common Things, Volume 2
By National Geographic Society
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mpn: 450 Colour Photographs, ean: 9781426215841, isbn: 9781426215841,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews
This vivid, engrossing book reveals the fascinating stories behind the objects in your world, what you wear, what you eat, what entertains you, and more. Discover the history behind the world's tallest skyscrapers, find out when people first started drinking caffeine and why it wakes us up, and learn how GPS came to be.  For those who loved the first installment of An Uncommon History of Common Things come even more short entries illustrated by full color photos. These incorporate quirky

Cubanisms: A Look at Cuba through Art and Words
By Mango
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ean: 9781633534544, isbn: 1633534545,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 289 reviews
#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Cubanisms ─ The evolution of Cuban slang, Spanish slang, and SpanglishThe history of Spanish slang: Spanish is a unique language. From Argentina to Spain, accents, meanings, connotations and more get lost between borders. Cubanisms by Pedro García-Menocal details the diverse history of the Spanish language as it evolved in the Lost City.The humor of Spanish slang: With beautifully traditional illustrations from noted Cuban artist Gustavo “Garrincha”

The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information: You'll Never Need to Know Anything That's in This Book...But Read It Anyway
By TarcherPerigee
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ean: 9780399535871, isbn: 039953587X,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
It doesn't get any more useless than this! The most inconsequential entry yet in the #1 New York Times bestselling series proves that information is overrated. Your life won't be improved by knowing that... ? Frank Sinatra's mother was a convicted felon. ? Bugs Bunny was born in Brooklyn. ? The average American home contains $90 in loose change. ? It is illegal to use the American flag in advertising. And there's no good reason to also discover... ? Which game show host previously

Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar Afflictions, Remedies, and Cures: and Other Oddball or Gross Maladies, Afflictions, Remedies, and Cures
By TarcherPerigee
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mpn: 9781585428571, ean: 9781585428571, isbn: 1585428574,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 219 reviews
The next book in the strange and fascinating series that began with the national bestseller Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers & Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body. The national bestseller Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers & Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body uncovered everything one might want to know (and a few things one might not) about the human body. The follow-up bestseller Why Fish Fart & Other Useless or Gross Information About the World contained an

The Ultimate Book of Useless Information: A Few Thousand More Things You Might Need to Know (But Probably Don't)
By TarcherPerigee
SKU: #UMP230885
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sku: UMP230885, ean: 9780399533501, isbn: 9780399533501,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews
Bigger, better, and more useless than ever! In their groundbreakingly useless book, The Book of Useless Information, the members of the Useless Information Society proved that knowledge doesn't have to be useful to be entertaining. Now they present a new collection of their most fascinating, hilarious, and wholly trivial findings. The Ultimate Book of Useless Information includes such ''did you knows'' as: - Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite - The average person spends two weeks

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