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Who was the most shocking rock band in living history, the Sex Pistols or Black Sabbath? Did Led Zeppelin destroy more hotel rooms than The Who? Was anyone more influential than The Beatles? And who threw more diva strops? This fun trump game rates 32 bands by criteria ranging from Commercial Success, to Appetite for Destruction to Sex Appeal. Settle the score on who rules the rock world with these 32 trump cards.
Celebrating Edinburgh's diverse riches, this quiz book invites you to come on a wide-ranging exploration of Scotland's hilly capital. Peel away its many layers in the company of one of Edinburgh's top Blue Badge tourist guides. These 22 tours will inspire you, your family, colleagues and friends to leap from page to pavement in the entertaining company of a local expert. Have fun!
In a year when much of the news was believable but fake, comes a book packed with stories that are unbelievable but true. The Book of the Year is a hilarious guide to 2017's most extraordinary events, unearthed by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. Each week, over a million people tune in to find out what bizarre and astonishing facts Dan, James, Anna and Andy have found out over the previous seven days. Now the gang have turned their attention to the news of the past twelve months. You'll discover the curious details behind the main headlines - how Donald Trump slept on the 66th floor of a 58-storey building, what effect Brexit had on Coco Pops, and why China's president can't stand Winnie the Pooh - as well as hundreds of stories you may have missed entirely, like the news that: * Qatar built a refugee camp for camels. * The world's first avocado restaurant ran out of avocados on its first day. * The victim of Britain's first ever shark attack ended up with a cut thumb. From strange inventions to baffling elections, via a surprising amount of sausage news, The Book of the Year is an eye-opening tour of the incredible year you didn't know you'd lived through.
The creators of IFLScience present the most intriguing, off-beat, fascinating and far-out facts about the universe that you should f*#ing know - right now! 117 Things You Should F*#ing Know About Your World is a compendium of the greatest articles from IFLScience's long history, broken up by leading subjects - Health & Medicine, Plants & Animals, Technology, the Brain, Space, the Environment, Chemistry and Physics. Each chapter opens with a new and irreverent introduction to the subject and collection of stories by author Paul Parsons and the book features fascinating sidebars on related stories, photos and illustrations throughout. From pinpointing the exact worst time to be alive in human history, to learning what makes you a procrastinator or a go-getter, to the very key to a happy sex life and so much more, this is the science book that only the world's leading source of crazy-but-true stories could produce.
A daily fix of stats, trivia, and ballfield lore for baseball fans. The green of the field; the roar of the crowd; the crack of the bat when it connects with the ball, knocking it out of sight: This is the calendar that takes obsessive baseball fans right to the ballpark. Every day is packed with stats, history, and fascinating factoids. There are immortal records: Name the National League player who holds the record for stealing home the most times in a season*: A) Jackie Robinson, B) Pete Reiser, C) Tim Raines, D) Lou Brock. Quotes: My own little rule was two for one--if one of my teammates got knocked down, then I knocked down two on the other team.--Don Drysdale, Hall of Fame pitcher. Plus awards, famous firsts, dubious distinctions, and more. *B: Dodgers outfielder "Pistol Pete" Reiser stole home seven times in 1946.
'I have a dream', 'Government of the people, by the people, for the people', 'This was their finest hour', 'Tear down this wall', 'Give me liberty, or give me death', 'Free at last!'. They are the great words of history, inspiring war and peace, outrage and justice, rebellion and freedom. Great Speeches in Minutes presents the key extracts of 200 of the orations that changed the world, from antiquity to the modern day. Each is accompanied by an explanation of the historic context of the speech and its momentous consequences. Includes the speeches of: Buddha, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Cicero, Julius Caesar, Jesus, Augustine of Hippo, Muhammad, Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Simon Bolivar, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Patrick Pearse, Vladimir Lenin, David Lloyd George, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Franklin D Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Lyndon B Johnson, Muhammad Ali, Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vaclav Havel, Pope John Paul II, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and many more.
WHT CNNCTS THS CLS? Britain's most fiendishly difficult quiz is back. Do you have what it takes to make it to the grand final? With their first bestselling quiz book, the Only Connect team tested your lateral thinking with killer connections, challenging sequences and byzantine walls. Now, Only Connect question-setter (and former champion) Jack Waley-Cohen returns with a NEW collection of 200 cryptic, brain-busting questions, including many never-before-broadcast and all-new ones exclusive to the book. Organized into a series of discrete 4-round games, each game increases in difficulty, as you try to reach the grand final. It's like having your very own full series of Only Connect at home. With a healthy dose of trivia between games (What are the greatest ever Only Connect questions? Who is the best team of all time?) and an introduction by presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell, The Only Connect Quiz Book will take you skills to a new level. So limber up your frontal lobes, and get ready to pit your wits against the toughest quiz on TV.
Who was the Grey Lady of Pevensey Castle? How many pubs are there in Sussex? How long would the Cuckmere be if it were stretched out? Where could you have dined on Pigeons au soleil. What (or who) on earth is the Knucker? How many men did it take to run the Shoreham Oyster Fleet? Who won the Battle of Lewes? How many Lords Lieutenant does it take to run the county? Where are the Mutton Barracks? What's the highest score ever made in one match by Sussex County Cricket Club? For answers to these burning questions, or for a lovely lazy afternoon dipping into an entertainingly quirky mix of local facts, figures, history, statistics and folk tales, turn to the "Sussex Miscellany", a refreshing Schott of Sussex for readers who love local trivia.
You've watched the show. You've marvelled at the jaw-dropping genius of the mini Mensa minds. You've seen the parents biting their nails from the sidelines. Well, now it's your turn to take your place on the podium and discover once and for all: will YOU make the cut and be crowned Child Genius?
Are You Smarter Than Your Kid? is the Child Genius family test book you've been waiting for. Go head to head with your children, nieces and nephews to find out who has what it takes to make it through the nerve-shredding pressure and tough mental combat required to win the quiz of all quizzes.
Packed full of challenging questions that will take you to the limit, as well as 'did you know' info-boxes on memory tricks, tips for the best brain food, ways to get your nerves under control and Mensa's 17 signs of a child genius, this is the ultimate guide to the secrets every genius needs to know.
This is your chance to put your family to the test like never before and find out who is the real brainiac of the family.
Quizzes include: Spelling and Comprehension; Linguistic Memory; Maths; Memory Challenge; History; Science; General Knowledge; Logic and Reasoning; Advanced language; The Sudden Death Challenge; and more!
This attractive, handy pocket book will appeal to all twitchers, birders, ornithologists and garden-tickers. There are many species of birdwatcher, and they're all catered for by this unique book. From the serious (why vultures are dying out in Asia) to the bizarre (the parrot that can read minds); the informative (why waxwings have waxy wings) to the completely ridiculous (the avian footballing XI, starring Bobby Moorhen and Jimmy Grebes), 'The Birdwatcher's Pocket Companion' takes the reader through a veritable aviary of notes, quotes, facts and stats. But this book doesn't just contain fascinating snippets of information, it also offers extracts from the finest writing about birds over the centuries. Gilbert White shares space with Chaucer, while Flora Thompson nestles up to DH Lawrence. The market for this book is huge: Britons are birdwatching like never before. The RSPB alone has over one million members, while sales of garden bird food topped the GBP100 million mark last year. Of the three leading newsstand wildlife magazines, two are about birds, and the ratings for Bill Oddie's recent garden wildlife show, with its particular focus on birds, topped those of many soap operas.
Everybody loves a good mystery and sometimes the questions can be more interesting than the answers. Will Pearson investigates twenty unique mysteries with their broad spectrum of strangeness. Some, like the sudden disappearance of the sailing ship Mary Celeste's passengers and crew have gained universal currency. Was the Wow! Signal a radio transmission form deep space, or was it the ambient resonating frequency of a passing comet? Cryptids like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster teeter on the boundaries of probable and improbable, hoax and reality, fact and fiction. Whether it be the intrigue of lost civilisations, like Goeblekli Tepe in Turkey, sensationalist interest in The Zodiac Killer, or the elusive Shugborough Code that neither Dickens nor Darwin could crack, each unsolved mystery presents a challenge in its own way. Occasionally, it can feel as if there's a conspiracy at work - one in which scientists, journalists and 'professional explainers' want to put an end to anything and everything mysterious in life. Thankfully, not everything can be nailed down, sucked dry of its secrets and turned into a factoid. Mysteries do still exist - and continue to tease us. Sceptic or believer, the fun lies in probing them.
Combining off-the-wall trivia questions with hardcore stats and nickname puzzlers, The All-Time, All-Team Pro Football Quiz contains stumpers for even the most well-versed football fan. Whether you're a Cheesehead or a Broncomaniac, you'll find quizzes for every team in the league-from the teams you love to the teams you love to hate. Which former NFL player had a role in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles? True or False: Gerald Ford was the only U.S. president to play in the NFL? Who was the first black coach in NFL history? How many teams that won NFL championships are now defunct?
If there is one other paper-based product you will want to keep close
at hand in the loo it is Brain Dump.
This trivia game will have kids and adults alike humming, singing, and shouting out song titles as they test their knowledge of music both past and present.
Amazing and Extraordinary Facts: Wales takes you on an absorbing journey around Wales to unearth the adventures, inventions, legends, firsts and birthplaces that have shaped the unique history of Wales. From the ancient mines of the Great Orme to the Severn crossing, the tsunami of the 1600s to the Turlough Lake, from bog snorkelling to Tom Jones' phone box, this intriguing compendium of facts and stories will give you a captivating insight into the Land of Song and the ideas and events that have shaped the individual identity of this remarkable country. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.
WHY DO YOUR FINGERS GO WRINKLY IN THE BATH? HOW LONG CAN GOLDFISH REMEMBER THINGS? WHO THOUGHT UP NEWTON'S FIRST LAW? Science is all about finding answers to mind-boggling questions -- so following the hugely successful How Many Moons Does the Earth Have?, here are another 100 brain-teasers to test yourself, discover some amazing answers, and learn a lot of stuff along the way. Where does brown belong in the spectrum? What is a Zener card? And what color is the sun? With Brian Clegg, science has never been so much fun.
'I'm confident they play cricket in heaven. Wouldn't be heaven otherwise, would it?' Patrick Moore When the umpire has cried `All out' and you're gearing up for the long walk to the pavilion, prepare to be bowled over by this miscellany of quotes, jokes and trivia on the gentleman's game.
This is the perfect book for any Brit planning to host a pub quiz with their family and friends, either at home or in the pub! The British public love pubs, and the British public love trivia. Put them together and what have you got? A superb quiz book that's brimming with questions and answers about a massively wide variety of subjects. From classic topics like football and geography, to more contemporary quiz subjects, like social media and Sam Smith, this book truly has something for everyone. It also contains all you will need for setting your own pub quizzes, or for brushing up on your general knowledge before you try your next competition.
HORNY LIZARDS AND HEADLESS CHICKENS is a vile and disgusting compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures, diseases, hideous tortures and every other type of horrifying, nauseating fact imaginable. Questions posed in the book address revolting matters such as: * Do flies really puke on your food? * Which worm can eat its way through the human eye? * And how long does a head remain conscious after being guillotined? In HORNY LIZARDS AND HEADLESS CHICKENS, readers can explore a huge range of horrible subjects, which most books have the good sense to avoid, including Aztec sacrifices, bizarre medical treatments, body snatchers, cannibalism, and eye-wateringly unpleasant execution methods. You are guaranteed a brilliantly sickening read.
- Like 'Trivial Pursuit' for art lovers of all ages - 600 trivia questions on every aspect of art - learn while having fun! Who painted Guernica? In which museum can La Joconde be seen? How many arms has the Venus de Milo? What is Rodin's first name? Which Dutch Painter was inseparable from his wife, Saskia? Which art movement was born in England in the mid-nineteenth century? What is the name of the world's oldest auction house? The aim of the game is to be the first to reach a set score by correctly answering a set of questions. With the family, or between friends, these multiple choices questions are accessible to everyone and will help you to perfect your artistic knowledge while having fun!
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