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Mental Floss, The Book: Only the Greatest Lists in the History of Listory

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

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    Great Book!

    I'm a huge fan of Mental_Floss magazine and I'm a huge fan of lists. If there is a top ten list anywhere I want to read it. Mental_Floss has put together this fabulous book that is the mother load of lists. If you're not familiar with Mental_Floss their tag line is "Where knowledge junkies get their fix". The magazine is chocked full of interesting tidbits from music to science to history and more. I had high expectations for this book. I was not disappointed.
    This book contains lists of:
    The Five Most Annoying People in History
    14 Fictional Characters Whose Names You Didn't Know
    Eight Latin Phrases You Pretend to Understand
    Eight Celebs and their Incredibly Odd Phobias
    Six Tasty Foods Named After People
    There are hundreds of lists in this book. I love looking through this book. The lists are great to read. This would make a great coffee table book. You can read it cover to cover one list at a time or you can just flip through it every now and again. The History of Listory is a great read. It's very entertaining and fun. If you love lists or know someone that does. I'd definitely recommend this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

    Essential for trivia nuts

    I love everything Mental Floss touches, so I'm a bit biased. But, if you want an introduction to their brilliance, this would be the place to start. This book is full of dazzling facts, pretty much all of them gems. If you like lists and you like history, then you just need to own this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    PONDEROUS

    Really enjoy having this on my NT. I loved being able to get into it just as I would with the mental_floss mag. (Which needs to be available on nook!!)

    Perfect for when you have a few minutes to ponder randomly or when you've been blessed with an hour or two of freedom. Comes highly suggested.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    For Info Nerds, A Book You Can't Put Down

    As a huge fan of Mental Floss magazine I loved this compilation of lists. Fascinating facts on diverse topics in the breezy style that makes Mental Floss such an entertaining read, collect 'em all!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

    Recommended reading for TRIVIA buffs.

    Very informative book of useless information. Would do well for someone on Jeopardy as a contestant.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2012

    Best holiday gift!

    I bought 3 of these in December -- one for myself and one each for my sons. After we had finished opening myriad presents, I looked over and both sons were reading their books, while their wives were trying in vain to get their attention.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    What Do You Want To Know Today?

    What do you want to know today? How about ¿Six Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write?¿ or ¿Moons of the non-Gluteal Variety¿. This book can tell you all that and so much more! In a really funny compilation of various subjects the folks at Mental_Floss tell us of things odd and odder but all interesting.
    The introduction in itself is worth a chuckle or two and the following chapters make this a great gift for anyone on your Christmas list you haven¿t shopped for yet. After all, where else can you find out about Bumpy, Hickey, Chesty and Seven Other Rejected Dwarf Names? If not for someone else, treat yourself, you¿ll enjoy it thoroughly.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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