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1,411 QUITE INTERESTING FACTS TO KNOCK YOU SIDEWAYS

1,411 QUITE INTERESTING FACTS TO KNOCK YOU SIDEWAYS

By: Harkin, James
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1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways is a gold mine of wide-ranging, eye-opening, brain-bursting nuggets of trivia that's impossible to put down, another "treasure trove of factoids" (National Public Radio, Weekend Edition).

Did you know?

  • Orchids can get jet lag
  • Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time
  • Frank Sinatra took a shower 12 times a day
  • Ladybug orgasms last for 30 minutes
  • There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie
  • Traffic lights existed before cars
  • The soil in your garden is 2 million years old
  • BIG BEASTLY BOOK OF BART SIMPSON

    BIG BEASTLY BOOK OF BART SIMPSON

    By: Groening, Matt
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    Bart Simpson gets brutal with a brilliant and brand-new collection of comics and stories brimming with bitter rivalries, baseball gone bionic, bully bonding, and babysitters gone bad. Bart and Homer find themselves up a creek when they go fishing together. Bart tries to elude haunted detention slip with his name on it. Principal Skinner bribes Bart to keep him on his best behavior, while Nelson Muntz hosts a guide to adult nerds. Bart reveals the secrets to staying home sick, and when he makes the cheerleading squad, shows off his unique brand of school spirit. And to top it all off, Maggie and Moe find themselves mulling over a murder mystery. Bart Simpson is here to soothe the savage beast!

    CARTOON GUIDE TO CHEMISTRY

    CARTOON GUIDE TO CHEMISTRY

    By: Criddle, Craig
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    If you have ever suspected that heavy water is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy.

    You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Chemistry will never be the same!

    ECLECTIC ABECEDARIUM

    ECLECTIC ABECEDARIUM

    By: Gorey, Edward
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    Edward Gorey's first miniature book, The Eclectic Abecedarium is an illustrated adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming couplets penned by Gorey, who described his creations as "literary nonsense." Inspired by popular moral primers for children, Gorey created an updated version of Isaac Watt's alphabetic adhorisms. Part sweet songs of unseen birds and part cautionary tales, this abecedarium fully lives up to the epithet "eclectic."
    GILDED BAT

    GILDED BAT

    By: Gorey, Edward
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    HAPLESS CHILD

    HAPLESS CHILD

    By: Gorey, Edward
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    This sorry tale of petite Charlotte Sophia's catastrophic, short life is classic Gorey. The poor child is orphaned and treated mercilessly by schoolmates and ruffians alike, and only barely survives--for a time, anyway--by the skin of her baby teeth. Even her doll suffers a grusome end. The little girl's journeiy is perfect fodder for Edward Gorey's brilliant penwork, so detailed and perfectly wrought that it's hard to believe he could master these images at such a small size (the illustrations reproduced in the book ar the same size as his original drawings). The Hapless Child is widely regarded as one of Gorey's best books; happily it is now back in print after an absence of many years, so that we can all enjoy weeping for CHarlotte Sophia again...and again, and again.
    HEADLESS BUST

    HEADLESS BUST

    By: Gorey, Edward
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    As we wander off with Edward Gorey into the next millennium our reasons for being here are far from clear. Nevertheless, the master craftsmen is at his best . . Ere the last guest was fin'lly gone.Ça va, hélas, from bad to worse: Adieu to prose, alló to verse. The Bahhumbug with lack of tact. Now called attention to the fact, Which made it feel to Edmund Gravel. He was already to unravel
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    HEEBIE-JEEBIE HULLABALOO

    By: Groening, Matt
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    The essential companion for anyone celebrating Halloween - Simpsons style!

    Now Simpsons fans can trick or treat along with their favourite family with this compendium of tips and features, including how to monster-proof your room, how to tell if your babysitter is a witch, and how all the citizens of Springfield celebrate Halloween. Plus, they'll enjoy three complete issues of Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror comics.

    The Simpsons is the 12th-most-watched show among all age groups, and the longest-running animated television serries ever with more than 200 episodes. The highly anticipated Halloween show is The Simpsonsߨighest rated episode each year. Boo!

    HOW TO STEAL THE MONA LISA: AND SIX OTHER WORLD-FAMOUS TREASURES

    HOW TO STEAL THE MONA LISA: AND SIX OTHER WORLD-FAMOUS TREASURES

    By: Bayouth, Taylor
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    A step-by-step guide for the craft of high stakes thievery

    In How to Steal the Mona Lisa, author Taylor Bayouth meticulously describes seven heists of priceless art and artifacts: the Hope Diamond, the Mona Lisa, the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, Rodin's Thinker, King Tut's golden death mask, the Crown Jewels, and the Codex Leicester.

    With this trusty guide, learn to:
    - Camouflage a getaway car.
    - Hack security systems.
    - Navigate air ducts.
    - Master the art of disguise.
    - Pick locks, scale buildings, and more.

    Illustrated throughout, this book contains all the information you need to acquire equipment, recruit partners, strategize the perfect crime, and discreetly sell off your stolen national treasures.

    MIGRA MOUSE: POLITICAL CARTOONS ON IMMIGRATION

    MIGRA MOUSE: POLITICAL CARTOONS ON IMMIGRATION

    By: Alcaraz, Lalo
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    Through humorous and poignant stories based on the author's childhood as the son of Mexicans living on the United States/Mexico border, "Leave it to Beaner "explores themes of immigration, biculturalism and the inevitable reverse-assimilation of America.

    Along with side-stops detailing the history of Chicanos, Mexican-Americans, Mexicanos, Latinos, Hispanics, the border, Mexican -wrestling, La Migra, mass deportations and mucho mucho mas, "Leave it to Beaner" promises to entertain and maybe make you think.

    Lalo Alcaraz is a Los Angeles-based political artist who has drawn editorial cartoons for the "L.A. Weekly "since 1992. He is the creator of the first nationally syndicated Latino-themed daily comic strip, "La Cucaracha." Alcaraz illustrated "Latino USA: A Cartoon History," published in 2000 by Harper Collins.

    SIMPSONS BEYOND FOREVER

    SIMPSONS BEYOND FOREVER

    By: Groening, Matt
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    Finally, the follow-up to the phenomenal episodes guides The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family and The Simpsons Forever! 埔he Simpsons Beyond Forever! covering seasons 11\'912612.

    Join Matt Groening for the next instalment of the The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family. Picking up where The Simpsons Forever! left off, this new volume will tell you everything thing you want to know and more than you think you know about ⓨe Simpsons➱1th and 12th Seasons. Complete with plot synopses, quotes, new characters, things you might have missed, along with addendums to all the lists from the first two volumes, this new guide offers and exhaustingly funny look at ⓨe Simpsons⟦or the most detail-oriented fan, the casual viewer, and everyone in-between..

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    SPINE-TINGLING SPOOKTACULAR

    By: Groening, Matt
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    Matt Groening, the creator of television's longest "re"-animated series, The Simpsons, serves up another tantalisingly tasty tome of terror that will rattle your funny bones and leave you screaming with laughter.

    The "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween specials continue to be the highest-rated episodes of The Simpsons, and with the raging success of Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror Heebie Jeebie Hullabaloo, get ready for more wacky and whimsical weirdness.

    Crazed Christmas trees, tattooed circus freaks, school dances, flying monkeys, intergalactic rebellion, teenage acne, giant cockroaches, and vegetarian chili - from the morbid to the mundane, the cryptkeeper of comedy tells tales of heart-pounding hilarity guaranteed to leave you in stitches.

    TELL-TALE HEART

    TELL-TALE HEART

    By: Poe, Edgar Allan
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    Based on the popular short story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, this haunting mini kit includes a beating heart and a 48-page mini book with the classic short story, reprinted in full. A must-have for fans of the Master of Macabre!
    WHAT I THINK HAPPENED: AN UNDERRESEARCHED HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

    WHAT I THINK HAPPENED: AN UNDERRESEARCHED HISTORY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

    By: Rosen, Evany
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    What I Think Happened, the debut book by comedian Evany Rosen, is really two books: a savvy, no-holds-barred romp through the history of the western world, and a personal "femmoir" by a self-described "failed academic" who recasts historiography from a feminist perspective--albeit an underqualified and overconfident one.

    In these wide-ranging comic essays, Rosen explores numerous historical events and personalities that have had a personal impact on her as she attempts to understand why they've been the object of such fascination, from her unnatural obsession with Napoleon, to her misguided understanding of the Royal Family, to her intrigue over America's dumpiest presidents. Rosen's approach to history is to make it personal, which any good historian will tell you is exactly what not to do; but in so doing, and with whimsy and irreverence, she rescues history from the dusty confines of "intellectually aggressive" men and makes it fun again.

    What I Think Happened is the first book to be published under a new series called Robin's Egg Books, a series of smart, culturally relevant humor titles on a variety of subjects, edited by comedian and writer Charles Demers.

    Evany Rosen is a standup comic, actor, and writer, and a member of the now-defunct Canadian comedy troupe Picnicface. She has appeared at numerous comedy festivals and in films and on television, and as a voiceover actor in animated series such as Mysticons (Nickelodeon), Hotel Transylvania (Disney), and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Cartoon Network).

    WILLOWDALE HANDCAR

    WILLOWDALE HANDCAR

    By: Gorey, Edward
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    In this enigmatic, surreal, wonderfully entertaining tale, three mysterious figures set out from Willowdale, traveling by handcar. On the way to nowhere in particular they pass a number of odd characters and observe a series of baffling phenomena, from a house burning down in a field to a palatial mansion perched precariously on a bluff.
    At once deeply vexing and utterly hilarious, darkly mysterious and amusingly absurd, The Willowdale Handcar is vintage Edward Gorey.
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    WUGGLY UMP

    By: Gorey, Edward
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    Edward Gorey's mordant masterpiece The Wuggly Ump charts the fate of three wholesome children whose happy days weaving chains of flowers are cut short when the mysterious Wuggly Ump hurtles from its den in search of tasty tots. Set to deceptively pleasant rhymes and illustrated in Gorey's inimitable style, this lighthearted and mildly unsettling cautionary tale has delighted legions of Gorey fans since its first publication in 1963. This brand-new edition is a faithful reproduction for old and new fans alike to treasure.

    In addition to writing and illustrating more than one hundred books, the renowned artist Edward Gorey (1925-2000) was also a playwright, an award-winning set and costume designer, and the creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! 32 pages with 14 color illustrations. Smyth-sewn casebound book with jacket. Size: 6 x 5."