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An ornithological quiz book packed with challenging questions for birders, based on the popular 'Bird Brain of Britain' contest at the annual BirdFair. The British Birdwatching Fair, held every August at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attracts over 30,000 visitors every year. One of the most popular attractions in the events marquee is the 'Bird Brain of Britain' contest. Each of the four contestants must answer a set of questions on their nominated specialist subject, and a second set on general (ornithological) knowledge. The participants have included popular presenters and experts throughout the years, including Stephen Moss, Chris Harbard, Mark Andrews, Nigel Redman, Mike Dilger and David Lindo, among many others. The book will feature the questions asked in the contest over its 30-year lifespan. Many seemingly simple questions turn out to have complex answers, and some that seem difficult have a very simple explanation. The questions are difficult and varied enough to test any birder's knowledge, and will provide many hours of challenging entertainment. Be they trivial, idiosyncratic, baffling or strange, the varied bird trivia included makes this compilation as entertaining and enlightening as it is educational.
* Not just a quizbook, but a tome packed full of trivia and highlights from 10 years of the show! Includes a foreword by Bradley Walsh. Celebrate 10 years of ITV's most popular quiz programme with The Chase 10th Anniversary Quizbook. Choose from over 2000 questions from the hit TV show, and battle it out against The Governess, The Beast, The Sinnerman and The Barrister, with questions these Chasers couldn't get, celebrity Chase questions, GBP1 million Chases and much more. From top 10 celebrity wins and top 10 winning amounts to gaffs, odd answers and awkward moments, to the biggest Twitter reactions, Bradley's best ad-libs and the most memorable Chaser one-liners, these Chase factoids will entertain and amuse all fans of the show. This special edition celebrating 10 years of the UK's most popular quiz show will delight and entertain puzzle book lovers, whether you're new to the show or a seasoned Chase fan yourself!
For almost 50 years, University Challenge has served as a bastion of general knowledge, regularly testing our finest young minds with a dizzying array of subjects. Now - if you think you're up to the challenge - you can pit your own wits against the trickiest quiz around. With over 3,500 challenging quiz questions, The University Challenge Quiz Book will probe the murkiest corners of your intellect. Leaving no stone unturned, in-depth questions cover every aspect of history, science, language, economics, culture and more, and will put even the hardiest quiz veteran through their paces. With games to play either on your own or in teams (no conferring), here is a collection to challenge, surprise and stimulate - from your first starter for ten to the final gong. Come on, come on!
Calling all Quizmasters - the time is here to host your own quiz night! We are a nation of quizzers, a mighty kingdom united by our love of trivia. It's both your right and responsibility to quiz loud and quiz proud. This kit contains everything you need, with 800 questions, an answer pad, two pencils and a question spinner - all you need to supply is the drinks.
Just when you thought it was safe to start showing off again, the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off are back. With a foreword by Stephen Fry, this parcel of unimaginable information is here to solve a few common misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings. Octopuses have six legs, oranges aren't orange, bats aren't blind, napoleon wasn't short, vikings didn't wear horned helmets, there is no such thing as a fish. QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit that they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do. John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are the bestselling authors of QI: The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off. Here they present a wonderful collection of astonishingly interesting facts, perfect for pub quiz lovers, trivia buffs and general knowledge experts alike.
"The Horror Book of Lists" is the compendium of all things macabre and mysterious, terrifying and gory - from films and TV to literature to comic books and video games - that every Horror fan has been dying to read. Drawing on the extensive knowledge of its three authors, as well as the many contributions of Horror genre celebrities, "The Horror Book of Lists" will appeal to the audience that routinely makes the novels of Stephen King, Anne Rice and Dean Koontz number 1 bestsellers; films like "Hostel" tops at the box-office; and video games like "Silent Hill" huge successes.
Why 60 seconds in a minute? Who invented zero? What exactly is pi? Why do mathematicians hunt prime numbers? And how can you get a number bigger than infinity? To find out, take a tour through 200 important, fascinating and unusual numbers - the easy and entertaining way to grasp mathematics. Numbers in Minutes demystifies the maths surrounding the key numbers including: zero, 1-40, negatives, percentages, prime numbers, fractions, decimals, pi, exponentials, imaginary numbers, squares and cubes, roots and powers, Fibonacci numbers, the golden ratio, millions and trillions, a googol, 'perfect,' 'kissing,' 'vampire' and 'weird' numbers, infinity, infinity+1 and other sizes of infinity... Every number is explained in a few short paragraphs with a helpful picture, making the maths simple to understand and remember.
Get ready to giggle glitter and laugh yourself silly in this hilarious new joke book all about . . .
. . . UNICORNS!
Where do unicorns throw their rubbish? In the glitter bin!
What’s a unicorn’s favourite TV show? Neighhhhbours!
Which unicorn smells? The POO-nicorn!
Full of jokes, puns and one-liners about unicorns, mermaids, wizards, rainbows and much, much more. This book is hot-to-trot and you’re guaranteed to laugh yourself HORSE!
With a sparkly foiled cover and purple inside printing for an extra special magical touch, this is the perfect gift for fans of unicorn, mermaids, glitter, sparkles and anyone who loves a uni-corny joke!
A fun-filled quiz book packed full of fascinating facts and figures about Swansea City Football Club. From the early days in 1912, through each decade, and taking in the managers, the legends and picture rounds, this book of 75 quizzes is perfect for anyone who loves the Swans.
An ancient Scots law says that the head of any dead whale found on the Scottish coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail the property of the queen. The Scots excel at elephant polo, a game usually played in the East. The modern game was co-founded in the 1980s in Scotland, and the Scots are top of the leader board! This book contains hundreds of `strange but true' facts and anecdotes about Scottish history. Arranged into a miniature history of Scotland, and with bizarre and hilarious true tales for every era, it will delight anyone with an interest in Scottish history
History has never been more fun than it is in this fact-filled compendium of historical fiascoes and embarrassingly bad ideas.
Throughout history, the rich and powerful, and even just the dim-witted, have made horrifically bad decisions that have had resounding effects on our world. From kings to corporate leaders, from captains to presidents, no one is immune to bad decisions and their lasting legacy. The fiascoes that litter our history are innumerable ... and fascinating in their foolishness. This witty collection of historical mayhem chronicles unwise decisions from ancient Greece to modern-day Hollywood and everything in between. Learn such lessons as: Never trust Greeks bearing gifts of large wooden horses.Avoid building elementary schools on toxic waste dumps, even those with sweet monikers like Love Canal.Rabbits multiply like rabbits Down Under.Even if you use brightly colored paint on the boats, it's quite easy to misplace an entire country's navy.
With more than forty-five chapters of mind-boggling flubs and follies, fans of history, trivia, and those who just want a good laugh will adore this intriguing and fun read.
Why is the night sky dark? How do dolphins sleep without drowning? Why do hangovers occur? Will time travel ever be a reality? What makes a knuckleball appear to flutter? Why are craters always round?
There's only one source to turn to for the answers to the most puzzling and thought-provoking questions about the world of science: Scientific American. Writing in a fun and accessible style, an esteemed team of scientists and educators will lead you on a wild ride from the far reaches of the universe to the natural world right in your own backyard. Along the way, you'll discover solutions to some of life's quirkiest conundrums, such as why cats purr, how frogs survive winter without freezing, why snowflakes are symmetrical, and much more. Even if you haven't picked up a science book since your school days, these tantalizing Q & A's will shed new light on the world around you, inside you, below you, above you, and beyond!
THE FUNNIEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. GUARANTEED TO TURN AN AWKWARD SILENCE INTO AN AWKWARD CONVERSATION. Now updated with new answers from: David Mitchell, Sara Pascoe, Charlie Brooker and Stephen Fry, among others! 'Ridiculously funny and (unexpectedly) genuinely useful' ADAM KAY 'A perfect way to pretend you're interested in people you're not that interested in' KATHY BURKE 'Most of this book is pointless filth, all of it is hilarious, and my answer to question 715(a) is "Yes thank you and it was very tasty"' DAWN FRENCH If you had to wear somebody's guts for garters - if you had to - who would you disembowel in order to facilitate your socks staying up? What do you consider your median achievement? Would you rather have pubic hair made of unremovable barbed wire or to be attacked by a rabid badger in your sleep once a week? We've all been there. Stuck at a boring family party, on an awkward date, in a below-par job interview, or any number of other situations in which conversation has become more of a trickle than a flow. Well, fear the excruciation no more, as Richard Herring's EMERGENCY QUESTIONS is about to change your life. Containing 1,001 conversation starters from one of our most cherished comedians, along with plenty of answers from the many household names who've appeared on his podcast, this book is virtually guaranteed to remove any social anxiety from your life, and will raise your repartee-game to new heights. 'Of all the clever people I know, Richard is the stupidest. And of all the stupid people I know, Richard is the cleverest. That's why this is such a brilliant book for everyone' RICHARD OSMAN 'Perhaps if Michael Parkinson had asked Mohammad Ali if he'd ever seen a Bigfoot he might be remembered as a great interviewer. Instead it is Richard Herring who has perfected the art of creating funny, interesting and offensive questions that will supercharge even the dullest encounter' ADAM BUXTON 'Richard Herring bullied me into claiming this book, which I haven't yet read, is brilliant' CHARLIE BROOKER
In what detention block was Princess Leia held? What was the diameter of the Death Star? Who retrieved C-3P0's head in the Battle of Geonosis? These questions and more will challenge even the most die-hard Star Wars (R) fans. Now available in paperback, this bestselling trivia book of 2,500 original questions covering little-known facts, entertaining quotes, and tough trivia from Star Wars (R) Episodes I-VI is the ultimate test for the true Star Wars (R) devotee. (c) and TM Lucasfilm Ltd. Used Under Authorization
Ever wished you could remember all that stuff you learned at school? Ever felt the answer to a tie-breaker was on the tip of your tongue? With this treasure trove of lists you can learn something in your lunch break and fascinate your mates with facts on astronomy, history, invention, the natural world and a wealth of other subjects. Go on, dip-in - there's still time to win mastermind, or at least a round of trivial pursuit!
Africa is famous for its abundance and variety of wildlife, making it a great attraction for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. In many ways it is a continent of records. The author has produced a book of amazing records, facts and did-you-knows that cast new light on our extraordinary continent. From lists of 'largests' and 'smallests' to detailed accounts of exceptional features, we are introduced to a vast range of facts about the world around us. A fresh design and light-hearted illustrations make the title highly accessible to both young and old. For serious trivia addicts, casual browsers, those seeking out specific information, or as an aid to spark ideas for further research, African Wildlife Trivia will delight and intrigue a wide readership.
Where was the first World Cup held? A Argentina B France C Uruguay D The Netherlands Here's the ultimate challenge for all football fans and armchair contestants. If you think you could compete with the contestants who sit in the famous Who Wants to be a Millionaire? hot-seat, then this is the quiz book for you. Packed with 1,000 brain teasing questions about UK, European and international football, created by the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? question masters, this is the ultimate quiz book for any football fan. This World Cup, find out if you really know your football by playing Who Wants to be a Football Millionaire?
This superb book contains hundreds of quizzes and a wealth of fascinating information on a huge variety of subjects. The quizzes are divided by difficulty level and subject matter. Many are themed along the classic lines of music, sport, geography, politics, entertainment, etc. and many more. Pot luck quizzes are also included. This book contains all you will need for setting your own quizzes, or for brushing up on your general knowledge before you try your next competition.
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