10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything: A Collection of Fascinating Historical, Scientific and Cultural Facts about People, Places and Things

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For years, the Chicago Tribune's popular weekly feature column "10 Things You Might Not Know” has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a comprehensive collection of these columns, presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. This book gives readers well-researched, obscure facts on universal topics—including arts and culture, food and leisure, history, politics, science and ...

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Overview

For years, the Chicago Tribune's popular weekly feature column "10 Things You Might Not Know” has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a comprehensive collection of these columns, presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. This book gives readers well-researched, obscure facts on universal topics—including arts and culture, food and leisure, history, politics, science and technology, sports, religion, lifestyle, language, and more.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything contains a plethora of surprising trivia and pertinent tidbits on so many different areas that will appeal to everyone from history buffs to sports fans to foodies, with an especially riveting look into Chicago-area history and facts. For example, did you know that the adult human body contains about half a pound of salt? Or that the U.S. had no national debt under President Andrew Jackson for a brief period of time around January 1835?

From amusing, lighthearted topics like beards and holidays to more serious subjects like taxes and juries, this collection of well-researched and universal trivia will make readers laugh and their jaws drop. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything will leave readers brighter, wittier, and curious to learn more about myriad worlds they never encountered before and will never forget.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572841536
  • Publisher: Agate
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 359,581
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Jacob is the first deputy editor for the Chicago Tribune. Stephan Benzkofer is the weekend editor for the Chicago Tribune. They edit the paper's popular feature column "10 Things You Might Not Know." They both live in the Chicago area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Excellent

    A great collection of facts and figures. Light bedside reading that's educational as well

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    nearly everything...

    ...in Chicago.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    So so

    Some of the entries come under the heading "who cares".

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  • Posted August 29, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    This was a fun and quick read. The sections are short and intere

    This was a fun and quick read. The sections are short and interesting with something for everyone.

    I read it on the nook which is awesome for taking notes to share with people later.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    fun

    Thoroughly enjoyed this - a lot of little and not so little factoids - will help alot at the next family trivia night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    great book

    great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Funny and Informative

    This free book is awesome, citing all kinds of interesting things in an easy to read format.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Interesting

    If you enjoy useless but entertaining information, this is the book for you. Would be a good beach read.

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