10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything: A Collection of Fascinating Historical, Scientific and Cultural Facts about People, Places and Things by Mark Jacob, Stephan Benzkofer |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything: A collection of fascinating historical, scientific and cultural facts about people, places and things

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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by Mark Jacob, Stephan Benzkofer
     
 

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For years, the Chicago Tribune's "10 Things You Might Not Know" column has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a collection of the best of these columns, presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. This book gives readers well-researched, obscure facts on

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For years, the Chicago Tribune's "10 Things You Might Not Know" column has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a collection of the best 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, holidays and 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, in Zion, Illinois it was once not only illegal to gamble, curse, and sell alcohol and tobacco, but also to whistle on Sundays, put on plays, eat pork or oysters, spit, or wear tan-colored shoes.

Some facts will make readers laugh and some will make jaws drop. This collection is a kaleidoscope of the absurd, the outrageous, and the sometimes-gruesome, making a highly entertaining mix of people, places, and things. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572844070
Publisher:
Agate Digital
Publication date:
05/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
133
Sales rank:
525,300
File size:
1 MB

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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 Chicagoland area.

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything: A collection of fascinating historical, scientific, and cultural facts about people, places, and 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great collection of facts and figures. Light bedside reading that's educational as well
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...in Chicago.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the entries come under the heading "who cares".
script-girl More than 1 year ago
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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namasdamma More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this - a lot of little and not so little factoids - will help alot at the next family trivia night!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This free book is awesome, citing all kinds of interesting things in an easy to read format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy useless but entertaining information, this is the book for you. Would be a good beach read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago