10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything: A collection of fascinating historical, scientific and cultural facts about people, places and things [NOOK Book]

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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, ...
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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 things

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572844070
  • Publisher: Agate Digital
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Only
  • Pages: 133
  • Sales rank: 593,381
  • File size: 2 MB

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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Table of Contents


I. Arts & Culture
II. Sports
III. Chicago
IV. Lifestyle
V. Science & Technology
VI. Food & Leisure
VII. Places
VIII. Politics
IX. Holidays & Religion
X. Language
XI. History
XII. People
XIII. About the Authors
XIV. Acknowledgements
XV. Chicago Tribune Sources
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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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