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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
     

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 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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572841536
Publisher:
Agate
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
692,993
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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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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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