An amusing and quirky compendium of everything you've ever wondered about, worried about, or wished you knew...
Odds 'R has picked some of the best brains around to deliver the most fascinating and factual odds-based Q&A on life, love, sex, sports, death, and much, much more, sure to challenge and amuse even the most devoted trivia buff.
Wait! Who ordered the stake?
If you had been arrested for witchcraft during the infamous Salem witch hunt and trials of 1692, what would have been your odds of being executed?
A) 1 to 3
B) 1 to 6
C) Zero--they all got away on their brooms.
Granny Gets it On--
What are the odds that an American woman over the age of 75 has a sexual partner?
A) 1 in 3
B) 1 in 5
C) 1 in 10
In Dante's Inferno, if you are in the ninth and lowest circle of Hell, odds are that it's because you committed which crime?
C) Being unbaptized
Discover the answers to these and the many more intriguing questions inside. Whether you're already a fan of the Odds 'R game or just have an endless appetite for zany stats, facts, and fascinating information, odds are you'll love Odds 'R.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Odds 'R™--the Odds on Everything Book, is Schlaifer's first non-fiction work and is based on his original game, Odds 'R™--The Odds on Everything Game. For more information, please visit www.oddsrgames.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A must read for anyone who liked Freakonomics or Why Do Men Have Nipples, Odds'R is more informative than the latter and a better read than the former--and probably funnier than any trivia type book on the market!
Odds'R is a great find. We were delighted to discover it was not just another trivia book but a fact-packed compendium of weird and useful information. Already suggested to our friends as a great stocking stuffer for only $12. John and LaDell Snyder
As an avid player of the Odds'R board game by the same author, I was eagerly anticipating the arrival of the book of the same name. I was not disappointed. My family, friends and I have already spent many an evening quizzing eachother with the seemingly endless number of amusing and interesting questions and answers in the book. Further, I must admit that I also read excerpts from the book on occassion when I feel a need to amuse myself and take a break from the 'real world'. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great gift or to amuse and entertain themselves and others. Kudos to the author and his researchers for identifying the myriad of fascinating items and presenting them in such an amusing way. 'Odds R' that I will purchased the sequel to this as well, if one evers comes out.
A clever and humorous book that includes trivia for players of all ages. A lot of fun to play in teams or as a solitary test of all sorts of off-beat and little-known facts.