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What is the origin of the word ‘bluetooth’? Which UK football ground is flanked by Bloemfontein & South Africa roads? When walking round Rondebosch Common, why is it wise not to go widdershins?
These are a few of the questions put to John Maytham by 567 CapeTalk listeners in the Rapid Fire insert on the late drive-time show. Join him on a tour of the oddest, arcane and most surprising questions – and be tickled by the weird and wonderful answers.
Leerwerk is een van die tradisionele handwerksoorte wat tans 'n oplewing beleef. Hierdie boek is 'n uitstekende gids vir die gewilde, eeue-oue kuns. Enigeen kan aantreklike leeritems met 'n professionele afwerking maak deur 'n handjievol basiese tegnieke te bemeester. Die skrywer lei jou om met enige van 'n groot verskeidenheid leersoorte, enkele gereedskapstukke en die volledige patrone in die boek pragtige en funksionele handgemaakte sakke, bykomstighede, geskenke en dekoratiewe items vir jou huis te skep. Die 50 oorspronklike projekte is tydloos en prakties, en gedetailleerde aanwysings met stap-vir-stap foto's sal verseker dat jy alles self kan nadoen. Lieflike volbladfoto's van die voltooide projekte sal jou inspireer om sommer dadelik weg te spring. Die boek se inhoud sluit die volgende in: kies van materiaal en gereedskap; sleuteltegnieke soos kleur, sny, gate pons, en afkanting; steke wat vir die projekte gebruik is; invoeg van ritssluiters; afwerking van buitesakke en stroke; meer as 50 patrone vir projekte, met variasies; projekte wat wissel van eenvoudige beursies, oorringe en armbande tot 'n drasak vir hout, 'n oornagsak, 'n rugsak en 'n elegante poef. Beginners kan met 'n eenvoudige sleutelhouer wegspring en stelselmatig vorder na die maak van belde, beursies en sakke, terwyl meer ervare leerwerkers inspirasie sal put uit die oorspronklike eietydse ontwerpe.
Leatherwork is enjoying a resurgence in the craft world. This book is an invaluable guide to this popular and age-old craft. Anyone can learn to make attractive leather articles with a professional look by mastering a handful of basic techniques. Using any of the many kinds of available leather, some leatherwork tools and the designs in this book you can produce beautiful and functional handcrafted accessories, gifts and items for your home. The 50 original projects, both timeless and practical, are lavishly illustrated with step-by-step photos and styled shots of completed articles, with detailed instructions to ensure that you cannot go wrong. The book covers: selection of materials and tools; key techniques such as dyeing, cutting, punching, bevelling; stitches used for the projects; inserting zips; finishing of pockets and straps; more than 50 templates for projects, with variations; projects ranging from earrings, simple bracelets, wallets and desk accessories to a wood carrier, an overnight bag, a back pack and a pouffe. Beginners can start small with a simple key fob, then build up to belts, a wallet and bags, while experienced leatherworkers will find inspiration in the contemporary and unusual designs.
Puzzles from the Nether re-creates the retro world of Hawkins, where Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas, Max and their ever-frazzled parents navigate the Upside Down, fight off herds of demodogs and eat far too many Eggo's. To help the team, you must guide Hopper through the demogorgon tunnels, reveal the codes to help Bob escape Hawkins Lab and solve eerie riddles to earn your place in the gang. There are more than 100 puzzles and riddles based on the world of Stranger Things with both fantastically frightening and whimsically retro artworks throughout the book to illustrate every brainteaser.
Futterwacken your way through this frabjous selection of 300 specially commissioned puzzles as you discover a host of vexing riddles, all related to the characters, language and locations uncovered in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and it's sequel Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. A saganistute is "a wise person of poetry and vision", and you'll need to be both to get the best of Alice in Puzzleland. So, grab a bottle of pishsalver and take a trip down the rabbit hole into a wondrous world of riddles and enigmas.
All the fun of Portico's bestselling Strangest series, now in quiz form! Test your football knowledge with this handy book, packed with fun and challenging quiz questions based around the weirdest events from more than a century of football history. Quiz categories include: Outlandish scorelines Freaky weather Unfeasible goals Animals on pitches Cup madness Streakers Football's great eccentrics International antics Whether you're testing your friends, practising for pub quizzes or just reading it in an armchair, this book will take your football knowledge to a whole new level. Word count: 30,000 words.
A series of puzzles designed by some of Mensa's leading puzzle-setters with the aim of testing - and training - all aspects of the problem-solving areas of your brain. With over 200 formidable puzzles to get your brain into gear.
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of tying knots. The next title in Pavilion's exciting new series for adventurers, this book follows on from the success of 50 Things to Do with a Penknife. The book features step-by-step instructions on how to tie 40 fundamental knots, and then shows you how your new skills can be transformed into a selection of practical and decorative projects. The book is divided in four sections: Classic Knots - featuring the Reef Bow and the True Lover's Knot. Knots in this chapter can be used to create a wall hanging. Camping Knots - featuring the Tent Pole Hitch and the Rope Ladder. Knots in this chapter can be used to create an outdoor mat and a beaded bracelet. Climbing Knots - featuring the Alpine Butterfly and the Spanish Bowline. Knots in this chapter can be used to make a coaster and a bag. Maritime Knots - featuring the Anchor Bend and the Dry Fly. Knots in this chapter can be used to make a plant hanger and a hammock. The detailed instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on putting together the knot lover's ultimate toolbox, alongside explanations of key terms and techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and nifty projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.
Jump from amateur straight to professional with this fast-track guide to reading the tarot. How do you know which interpretation to choose when there are so many possibilities with the tarot cards? This book is the first and only quick-reference tarot guide, which uses a logically progressive technique; schooling the reader in a non-linear fashion as they jump between the pages corresponding to their randomly selected cards. Designed particularly for those wanting to be time-efficient and ambitious in their learning, the book highlights key terms and uses a logic-based key coded system to synthesise what can otherwise be a vast and perplexing array of possibilities when reading the cards in combination. With black and white illustration of each card, the Tarot system opens up a dialogue with our subconscious; the Tarot provides the ultimate form of self-sufficiency, making this book a users' guide to optimising and authenticating our finest, and most precious resource, that which could never be robotically recreated or computerised, the conscious human mind. With AI fast encroaching on all aspects of life not only does this book inform and instruct on the reading of the tarot, but it also develops and trains the centralised logical, analytical, and reasoning mind to work in harmony with our innate and often over-shadowed instinctual and intuitive abilities.
All the fun of Portico's bestselling Strangest series, now in quiz form! Test your cricket knowledge with this handy book, packed with fun and challenging quiz questions based around the weirdest events from more than a century of cricketing history. Quiz categories include: Freak weather conditions Bad ball behaviour Streakers Time for tea The Ashes Cricket's great eccentrics Village green shenanigans Cricket quotations Whether you're testing your friends, practising for pub quizzes or just reading it in an armchair, this book will take your cricket knowledge to a whole new level.
The ultimate mapping challenge from the world famous map makers. More fiendish mapping puzzles from Gareth Moore, author of best-selling Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book. Do you have the knowledge required to unlock the secrets of Britain's streets? 50 maps with a puzzle for each from iconic locations throughout the country including Tower of London, Warwick Castle, Old Trafford, Murrayfield Stadium and Stonehenge. Puzzle categories included are history, sport, entertainment, transport and nature. A mixture of word games, riddles, code-crackers, anagrams, trivia questions and mathematical conundrums to keep your mind working for hours.
Master Your Mind aims to help you exercise your mind using a combination of tests and self-assessments, combined with the practical exercises on reading, number, increasing creativity, decision-making and communication, there is information on how the brain works. information on how the brain works in order to get the most from it, and practical advice with exercises for improving on each skill.
Tetris is the ultimate addictive puzzle game played by millions of people around the world. For the first time, all of the enjoyment of Tetris comes to the page with 100 customized, colourful puzzles created using the classic Tetris pieces. Since its first release in 1984, Tetris has delighted puzzle and games fans around the world, with hundreds of millions of copies sold - and it is regularly recognised as among the best games ever made. Tetris Puzzles allows Tetris fans to test their problem-solving skills even further, and with a variety of difficulty levels, the book will provide hours of fun for all puzzle-lovers!
A series of logic puzzles designed by some of Mensa's leading puzzle-setters which will help boost brain activity and improve concentration and memory - while providing hours of puzzling entertainment. With over 200 logical challenges to test your aptitude for deduction and to get your brain in gear.
The Mensa All-New Puzzle Book has something to offer all types of puzzle solver. It will appeal to casual fans who would like to try something a little more challenging, as well as experienced solvers, who will be sure to discover something new. All the puzzles have been created by the intelligence experts at Mensa.
This is the perfect book for trivia and quiz night enthusiasts all over South Africa! Although there are other internationally published pub quiz books on the market, this is the only quiz book published in South Africa. The book is filled with both international and South African-specific quiz questions. Find instructions on how to host your own quiz night with friends, or just have some great family fun during load shedding. Put your brain to the test in speed quizzes and anagram rounds, general trivia and wipeout rounds. Attempt to correctly guess the who am I? questions, and as a bonus there’s an entire quiz dedicated to sport.
"Jumble(R) BrainBusters Junior" proves that learning doesn't have to be a chore Parents can get their kids excited about geography, history, science, and math with these fun, educational puzzles. Just like traditional Jumbles(R), "BrainBuster" puzzles feature a series of mixed up words that have to be unscrambled to reveal a secret answer. But with each "BrainBusters," each step towards solving the puzzle is educational as well as fun.
All the fun of Portico's bestselling Strangest series, now in quiz form! Test your London knowledge with this fascinating book, packed with fun and challenging quiz questions based around the weirdest events from the illustrious history of this wonderful city. Quiz categories include: Ancient traditions London eccentrics Getting about Ghosts and ghouls Corridors of power Monumental monuments Quirky buildings Just plain weird Whether you're testing your friends, practising for pub quizzes or just reading it in an armchair, this book will take your London knowledge to a whole new level. Word count: 30,000 words.
ET VOILA! A COMPENDIUM OF BREXIT QUOTES AND PERNICIOUS BULLSHITTERY. A BIG* FUN BOOK OF LIES. (*it's not that big a book. The lies were big) HERE ARE THE ARCHITECTS AND CHEERLEADERS OF BREXIT IN WORDS (their own), PICTURES (of them), PERTINENT INFOGRAPHICS AND DOT-TO-DOT CHILD'S PLAY. We've written out all the dotty, honestly-they-really-said-that things right next to their dotty faces, just so it's really f***king clear when you are trying to connect the dots and make sense of the bigger picture here. You want to know how this happened? JOIN THE F***ING DOTS
How to Excel at IQ Tests is a complete practical course in how to boost your IQ score. It starts by explaining exactly what IQ is and how it is measured. Then moves through some of the most common types of IQ questions and how they work. You will be trained to increase not only your accuracy but also, vitally, your speed (which is the key factor in attaining a high score). It also gives you valuable tips on test strategy (there are plenty of people who get poor scores just because they panic and don't know the basic rules for taking an IQ test). Written by people who have unique experience of the highly intelligent; it could help you to join them.
Het jy geweet dat daar ten minste 1.5 miljoen miere vir elke persoon op aarde is? Of dat bokke en skape reghoeke pupille het? En dat olifante links- of regstandig kan wees? Om van kleins af 'n voorliefde vir lees by 'n kind te kweek, hou vanself-sprekend voordele in. En watter beter manier om lees aan te moedig as met kort, happiegrootte, fassinerende en prettige feite. Hierdie boeke is vol eienaardige, dog interessante feite oor enigeiets en alles - diere, goggas, die liggaam, kos, die heelal, boeke en meer. En dit is nie net vir kinders nie. Elkeen kan iets leer uit hierdie skatkis van kennis, of jy nou 5 of 50 jaar oud is. En met geen lang en uitgerekte verduide-likings nie, is dit vinnig en maklik om te lees - net reg om 'n paar minute ekstra tyd te vul of om ure se insiggewende pret te he. Beindruk mense met jou wye kennis oor verskeie onderwerpe en inligting wat jy kan gebruik, of nie.
Die volledige skaakboek is geskik vir skaakspelers van alle vaardigheidsvlakke, asook dié wat skaak wil leer speel. Die boek se eenvoudige dog opwindende ontwerp word gekombineer met toeganklike en gebruikersvriendelike teks en verduidelikings, en is propvol kleurvolle illustrasies en foto’s.
Things you could be doing instead of being on your phone: Learning some Cockney rhyming slang Doing the tree pose Bottling a whole pear There's more to life than looking at your phone. Beyond that tiny screen there's a whole world of fun, cool and weird things you could be doing instead! Whether you want to fill five minutes or spend an entire afternoon, this handy book is bursting with fascinating trivia, amazing facts and suggestions to free you from your screen - from the useful, to the fun, to the downright bizarre. Become the most interesting person you know: put down your phone, pick up a book - this book - and learn something new!
What a weird and wonderful world we live in. Countries banning letters of the alphabet, the accidental teabag, and have you ever wondered how many horsepower a horse actually has? Well, you'll be amazed and amused by the revelations and illustrations inside this book of fascinating facts - I shit you not.
Doodle Dogs and Other Mixed Breeds 500 Piece Puzzle features illustrations of 22 mixed breed dogs including the Goldendoodle, Pugapoo, and Snorkie. Mudpuppy puzzles are packaged in matte-finish sturdy boxes, perfect for gifting, reuse, and storage. -500 pieces -Complete puzzle: 20 x 20" -Box: 8 x 8 x 2" -Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks. -Ages 8-99
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