Mind = Blown

Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World


Author: Matthew Santoro

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992190

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 7498

YouTube sensation Matthew Santoro amazes with eye-opening facts that are sure to blow your mind. Matthew Santoro's originality and humor has attracted millions of fans, making him a beloved YouTube star. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his many subscribers and followers around the world. In his first-ever book, Matthew's love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and always entertaining, Mind = Blown offers even more of Matthew's unique take on this hilarious, crazy world: The most ridiculous laws from past and present Crazy doppelgangers of people, places, and unexpected things Historical wizards who actually lived Real-life animal avengers And a special section: Japan Blows My Mind! From shin-kicking competitions and beer pong-playing robots, to enormous fire-balls shooting through space, you won't believe what you'll discover in Mind = Blown. But beware: there is too much astounding trivia for any one mind to contain! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mind = Blown

Amazing Facts About this Weird, Hilarious, Insane World


Author: Matthew Santoro

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241975883

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 6475

WARNING: This book will blow your mind. Matthew Santoro is a fact-filled YouTube sensation. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his followers around the world. Now comes his first ever book packed full of trivia, laughs and things that will blow your mind. From shin-kicking competitions and beer pong-playing robots, to enormous fire-balls shooting through space, Santoro brings together the world's most amazing facts in mind-boggling top-ten lists and myth-busting revelations. Did you know that it's illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament? Or that under extreme pressure peanut butter can be turned into diamonds? If you like to learn new things and laugh a little while you're at it, you won't believe what you'll discover in Mind = Blown. Matthew Santoro is a YouTube star whose videos have been viewed more than 500 million times. He is best known for his top-ten lists of strange and surprising facts, and his popular series '50 Things to Blow Your Mind.' A former accountant, he won the 2015 Hubub #AcademySocial award, as well as the fan vote for the 2015 Shorty Awards 'YouTube Star of the Year.' He lives in Toronto, Canada. www.youtube.com/MatthewSantoro

Now I Know

The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts


Author: Dan Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440563632

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 9534

Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts. Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.


The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts about (Supposedly) Ordinary Things


Author: Alex Palmer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510722254

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

View: 6781

Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities: HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there’s a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food). NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time). PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROM HOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (nice fries, sociopath). SURFING THE INTERNET ACTUALLY MAKES YOU SMARTER (but not as smart as reading this book will). Now the next time someone tells you smugly that Pluto isn’t a planet, you can counter with any one of these hundreds of weird facts and remain king or queen of the cocktail (or kegger) chatter.

Now I Know More

The Revealing Stories Behind Even More of the World's Most Interesting Facts


Author: Dan Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440582165

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 6143

"Every story in the book is interesting, and Lewis includes a 'bonus fact' at the end of each story, which is a mini mind bender on its own." --BoingBoing "A mind-tickling encyclopedia...Now I Know is a treat in its entirety...an oasis of learning about what you don't yet know...but are glad you found." --Brain Pickings Dan Lewis, creator of the Webby Award–winning Now I Know newsletter, is back with 101 unbelievable-but-true stories to blow your mind. Get ready to find out the real deal behind a new collection of fascinating facts. From pink camouflaged fighter planes to secret Harry Potter characters, Now I Know More covers everything from history and science to sports and pop culture. You'll learn about made-up towns that made their way onto real maps, the time three MLB teams squared off in a single game, and ninety-nine more curious cases of remarkable trivia. And it's all true. With this book, you really will know more!


Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena


Author: Mitchell Moffit,Greg Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476756244

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 5692

The instant New York Times bestselling book of entertaining, irreverent, and totally accessible illustrated answers to the scientific “questions you had no idea were bugging you all your life” (Fast Company), from the creators of the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE. Why do we get hung over? What would happen if you stopped sleeping? Is binge-watching TV actually bad for you? Why should I take a power nap? In their first-ever book, Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown, the geniuses behind the YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, explain the true science of how things work in their trademark hilarious and fascinating fashion. Applying the fun, illustrated format of their addictive videos to topics ranging from brain freeze to hiccups to the science of the snooze button, AsapSCIENCE takes the underpinnings of biology, chemistry, physics, and other hard sciences and applies them to everyday life through quirky and relatable examples that will appeal to both science nerds and those who didn’t exactly ace chemistry. This is the science that people actually want to learn, shared in a friendly, engaging style. “Science is big fun. The ASAP guys get that, and they’ll show you—they’ll even draw you a diagram” (Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”). And amid the humor is great information and cocktail conversation fodder, all thoughtfully presented. Whether you’re a total newbie or the next Albert Einstein, this guide is sure to educate and entertain...ASAP.

The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information


Author: Noel Botham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101589450

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 2541

Did you know that the Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving? Or that Maine is the toothpick capital of the world, or that frogs have teeth? Do you want to know what a cockroach’s favorite food is, or how long it would take to drive to the sun? Amaze your friends and family by telling them that a baby giraffe is six feet long when it is born, or that tigers have striped skin! From the creators of The Book of Useless Information, this is an amazing collection of the wildest, oddest, funniest facts about history, science, food, animals, and more!

Ever Wonder Why?

Here Are the Answers!


Author: Douglas B. Smith

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0307834174

Category: Reference

Page: 144

View: 1137

Everyone knows that...donuts have holes...we clink glasses before saying a toast...golfers yell "fore!" before teeing off...we nod our heads yes and shake our heads no...But how many of us know why? You'll learn the answers and a whole lot more in this fun and fact-filled almanac. And all you have to do is ask WHY?!

Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked

Explaining the What If in Science, Geography and the Absurd


Author: Joseph Pisenti

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 163353670X

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 356

Looking for trivia books filled with fun facts and trivia questions and answers? Answers to Questions You've Never Asked will entertain you for hours Fun facts for kids of all ages: When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka RealLifeLore. Trivia questions and answers: In his channel, Pisenti presents illogical truths in a logical manner. In his debut book, Pisenti builds on this nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, economies, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous. Why, you ask? Because someone has to. Using line drawings, graphs and charts, Pisenti not only details the absurd, but he also provides explanations on why things are…and why they aren’t. Answers to: • Where can I move to so that I’m never tempted by McDonalds again? • How far into the Pacific does Trump’s wall stretch? • If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy? • Why do all empires fail? • Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics? • What makes Finland so great? Witty, thought-provoking and occasionally snarky, Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked is for anyone who beams with curiosity and has a belly-button.

Steve Wright’s Book of Factoids


Author: Steve Wright

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007364385

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2049

Now fully revised and updated with new content. Steve Wright selects the weirdest, most fascinating and entertaining trivia from around the world, as read out on his hit Radio 2 show, Steve Wright in the Afternoon.

The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia

The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts


Author: Bill O'neill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548667986


Page: 282

View: 7673

Have you ever wondered what happens to luggage that goes unclaimed at the airport? How about the origin of naming hurricanes after people? For a behind-the-scenes look at some of the craziest, interesting, and need-to-know facts, we've got you covered with The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts. The book contains hundreds of trivia facts and stories, ranging from the interesting and informative to the simply outrageous. Are you the trivia buff in your friend group? Maybe you're just always hoping to learn more random facts to keep up your sleeve. Whether you're a regular trivia fanatic or someone looking for a fun read, the book goes beyond the scope of general knowledge into some of the most interesting facts and intriguing trivia tidbits out there. Everyone can use some fun facts in their life! No other fact books cover anything and everything from the most insane rent agreement in New York history, to the way in which the Titanic disaster could potentially have been averted. The knowledge encyclopedia you've been searching for is finally here. Learn how much a hot dog cart permit costs in New York City, and explore some of the oddest houses in the world. The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts is the trivia book of all trivia books. Find everything you've ever wanted-- but never quite needed-- to know, all under one cover.

The Book of the Bizarre

Freaky Facts and Strange Stories


Author: Varla Ventura

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609250539

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 5158

Did you know duck dander is hallucinogenic? Or that Katherine Hepburn had a phobia of dirty hair? Have you ever wondered about the Magickal Skull of Doom or contemplated the mysterious Transylvanian Tablets? The Book of the Bizarre is a veritable treasure trove of startling and stranger-than-? ction trivia that spans history, continents, even worlds. Never before have so many truly frightful facts been gathered together in one place. Teeming with the strange, the shocking, and the downright fantastic, The Book of the Bizarre’s thirteen chapters include: Something Wicked: Mysterious Objects & Haunted Homes, Tender Murderers and Malevolent Males: Killingly Good Tales of Terror, and Morbid Writers and Tortured Artists: From Edgar Allan Poe to Vincent Van Gogh. Terrifying topics range from Corpses on Campus to Strange Rock and Roll Stories to Medical Maladies, Conspiracy Theories, Superstitions, Hexes, and even UFO’s. The Book of the Bizarre is designed for the depraved, outlandish enough for the eccentric, and freaky enough for even the hardest trivia nut.

Random Illustrated Facts

A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know


Author: Mike Lowery

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189955

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 2835

Trivia meets its match. Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself “Happy Birthday”? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee? From Jupiter’s diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it’s a little book that delivers endless delight.

100 Things to Make You Happy


Author: Lisa M. Gerry

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426320582


Page: 256

View: 7037

A treasury of facts, jokes, quotes, advice, and exercises includes animal trivia, historical tidbits, and inspirational wisdom designed to help kids become actively involved in their own well-being.

Hmm...i Did Not Know That

1,000 Random & Interesting Facts on a Variety of Subjects


Author: A. P. Holiday

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497339965

Category: Reference

Page: 124

View: 3065

Did you know that there are one million earthworms in an acre of soil, or that an average American eats 10 pounds of marshmallows in a year? Did you know that the act of yawning and stretching at the same time is known as pandiculation? These facts, and hundreds more in a wide variety of subjects including history, science, sports, music and more, make Hmm...I Did Not Know That a must read for trivia buffs and fact fanatics.

Smarter Than Yesterday

Facts, Trivia, & General Knowledge


Author: Elsmere Gracey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544778426


Page: 224

View: 3794

"Smarter Than Yesterday" is the second book in "The Smarty Pants Series" - a collection of facts, trivia, and general knowledge. This edition takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour around different topics to deliver bite-sized facts and trivia: - -What did people do before alarm clocks were invented? -How many chemicals are in a cup of coffee? -Did you know that ants have a funeral procession when a member of their colony dies? -What are the different types of stalkers? -Did you know you can study to get a certificate in piracy? Full of information covering a wide range of subjects, this book will suit everyone who enjoys broadening their knowledge. With unusual facts, fun facts, and bizarre facts, this book is both educational and thought-provoking. Every page will leave you smarter than yesterday!

Brave New Girl

How to be Fearless


Author: Lou Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409167771

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 7700

A treasure box of over 100 drawings to help girls and women around the world feel that anything is possible. A book for life. Insightful and timeless, this inspiring little book offers a humorous and inspiring path to fearlessness. Inside us all is a Brave New Girl just waiting to get out and with every drawing and thoughtful saying, each page is an invitation to pause, reflect, smile and take actions. The naïve hand-drawn character of Brave New Girl shows us how to be tenacious; if she can't do something, she invents a way round it. If she is afraid, she challenges herself to move past fear and into courage. Through her we see that by using our imagination, our creativity and our purpose, we can create a meaningful and happy life. She is the antidote to a scary world. When you feel anxious, fearful, frustrated, angry, or down in the dumps, just open the book to a random page and see what message Brave New Girl has for you. Carry the book with you, share it with friends and loved ones; enjoy its simple truths and wisdom. Then go out and be that Brave New Girl.

The Day I Washed My Face in the Toilet


Author: Brenda Kearns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927711040


Page: 132

View: 5972

"Wish you could find giggle-inducing tween books for girls?" "Tired of young teen fiction that drags you down? Then try..." The Day I Washed My Face in the Toilet A laugh-out-loud novel that's perfect for girls and young teens! All 14-year-old Monica Bloomfield wants is to spend August at a science camp far away from her idiot sister and weird little brother. Trouble is, Monica's being dragged into the wedding party of her crabby old great aunt who lives in England-and if she wants to earn that science camp, she has to keep her siblings in line for the entire trip, plus convince her crazy Grandma to move into a nursing home pronto. Monica's determined to succeed, but things start out badly-and go downhill fast. First, her hyperactive brother overdoses on caffeine right before their eight-hour flight to England. Then a botched wine-tasting party ends so badly that even a policeman is left speechless (and in need of a new uniform). Getting into science camp isn't going to be easy-especially with a rampaging bull, drunk parrot and the most gorgeous guy in the universe standing in her way. "The Day I Washed My Face In The Toilet" is a fast-paced tale about a girl trying to have a positive impact on her world and see social injustices corrected-with hilarious results, and one badly-mangled bridesmaid's dress. A Personal Note From The Author: Unfortunately, I came up with the title of this book-and a pretty big chunk of the plot-line-the day I washed my face in a toilet. In my defense, we were living in the middle of nowhere, and a brutal storm had left us with no hydro, no heat, no lights and no running water for almost a week. I was cold and grimy, and by the fifth day I snapped. I pulled the top off the toilet tank and peered in. The water had been sitting there for days, so it smelled really funky. Also, every chain and bobbly thing in there was covered with a thick layer of (and here, I'm using the scientific term) bleck. Still, I was desperate. So I used the slimy toilet tank water and had what was probably the fastest sponge bath on record. Sadly, the curry incident happened to me, too. Shortly before I boarded an eight-hour flight from England to Canada, a friend took me out for a huge curry feast. I'd never had curry, and my intestines weren't sure what to do with the stuff, so they promptly rejected it. I developed a massive case of explosive curry farts. I kept my coat zipped up for the entire flight home, hoping that would hide the smell. It didn't. Toxic gasses trickled out through the neck of the coat, assaulting me and all of the passengers who were stuck sitting around me. Ironically, the coat made the problem worse, because it made me sweat-I was leaking curry vapors out of every pore of my body. This book is a labor of love-but it's laced with some of my most cringe-worthy experiences, too! "If you're on the look-out for great books for girls or young teens-and you don't need vampires or zombies to make you happy-then this one's for you!" Want to read more? Just scroll up and click the Look Inside feature on the top left hand side of the page.

True Facts That Sound Like Bullshit

500 Bits of Insane-But-True Crap That Will Shock Your Friends, and Impress Everyone


Author: Shane Carley

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604336962

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 3249

Prove your awesomeness—or bolster your stockpile of conversation starters! Either way, prove you’re the smartest asshole in the room with over 500 absurdly real facts! Impress your friends, stump your bartender, and crush the pub trivia competition! With over 500 absurdly true facts on everything from hippo sweat to nematodes (don’t ask), T. rex jaws to stars in the galaxy, you’re sure to discover countless insane-but-true factoids you didn’t know before! Did you know that the mummy for Ramses II was issued a passport? Did you know that only female mosquitoes bite you? Get ready to learn some really weird crap with True Facts that Sound Like Bullsh*t!

Ultimate Book of Trivia

The Essential Collection of over 1,000 Curious Facts to Impress Your Friends and Expand Your Mind


Author: Scott McNeely

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452141037

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 1013

Did you know that cats can be left-handed? Trivia fans will be eager to dive into this book for an edifying and entertaining tour of all the things they didn't know that they didn't know. There is something here for everyone and every occasion, with topics including Space and Science, Being Human, Sports, Music, Food and Drink, and Famous Inventions. It's full of conversation starters, from Herbert Hoover's pet alligators to the longest recorded bout of hiccups (it lasted for 68 years). Brimming with surprising facts, this comprehensive collection of trivia is sure to puzzle and delight.