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Based on a host of questions posed at the Ask Jeeves Web site, an array of historical trivia ranges from ancient times to the twentieth century and provides fascinating facts about the reputation of Ivan the Terrible, Cleopatra's makeup, the Pig Wars, the knights of King Arthur's Round Table, and many other topics. Original. (view table of contents)

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9780743427098 | Simon & Schuster, January 2, 2002, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Based on a host of questions posed at the Ask Jeeves Web site, an array of historical trivia ranges from ancient times to the twentieth century and provides fascinating facts about the reputation of Ivan the Terrible, Cleopatra's makeup, the Pig Wars, the knights of King Arthur's Round Table, and many other topics.

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Product Description: An eclectic collection of entertaining and interesting trivia, obscure facts, jokes, history and pop culture references and quizzes that can be enjoyed and read anywhere, including while using the bathroom.

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9780312344726 | St Martins Pr, June 30, 2015, cover price $9.98 | About this edition: An eclectic collection of entertaining and interesting trivia, obscure facts, jokes, history and pop culture references and quizzes that can be enjoyed and read anywhere, including while using the bathroom.

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Product Description: This latest romp through history, politics, religion, and science from the dyno-duo Barrett and Mingo is sure to tickle the fancy of trivia buffs everywhere. Amuse your date, impress your boss, bore your kids, or be the 6th caller to win a pair of tickets to the nose-flute band concert! All because you know that a Twinkie in the microwave will explode in 45 seconds, that you have a 1 in 3,448,276 chance of dying from a snake bite, that 342 cases of tea were tossed into the "hahbah" during the Boston Tea Party or that white rhinoceroses are not actually white but grey (you'll have to read the book to discover why)...read more

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9781573242127 | Conari Pr, October 1, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: This latest romp through history, politics, religion, and science from the dyno-duo Barrett and Mingo is sure to tickle the fancy of trivia buffs everywhere.

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Product Description: Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth is the modern version of the treatise The Way of Wealth by Richard Saunders, one of Ben Franklin's many pseudonyms. Franklin practiced what he preached in the treatise, and it made him rich enough to have a full life, travel extensively, and follow his intellectual musings, which in turn led him to become an accomplished scientist, inventor, political activist, diplomat, and writer...read more

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9781573249539 | Conari Pr, September 1, 2004, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth is the modern version of the treatise The Way of Wealth by Richard Saunders, one of Ben Franklin's many pseudonyms.

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Full-color photographs, descriptions, trivia, and values highlight an entertaining and informative look at the history of lunchboxes, in a pop-culture guide to the favorite collectible. Original.

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9780060595197 | 1 edition (It Books, August 1, 2004), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Full-color photographs, descriptions, trivia, and values highlight a look at the history of lunchboxes, in a pop-culture guide to the favorite collectible.

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A hilarious compilation of jokes, anecdotes, trivia, quizzes, fiction, and pop culture oddities enlivens an offbeat compendium for bathroom readers, which includes helpful tips on escaping killer bees, instructions for building a log cabin, obscure sports rules, and other eclectic delights. Original. 35,000 first printing.
By Erin Barrett (editor) and Jack Mingo (editor)

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9780312315801 | Griffin, December 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A hilarious compilation of jokes, anecdotes, trivia, quizzes, fiction, and pop culture oddities enlivens an offbeat compendium for bathroom readers, which includes helpful tips on escaping killer bees, instructions for building a log cabin, obscure sports rules, and other eclectic delights.
9780312287504 | 1 edition (Griffin, April 1, 2003), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A humorous selection of jokes, anecdotes, trivia, quizzes, fiction, and pop culture oddities enlivens this hilarious compendium for bathroom readers, which includes helpful tips on building an igloo, obscure Aesop's fables, a concise history of bathroom graffiti, and other delights.

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Product Description: Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the Queen and King of trivia, relied upon by game shows including Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and game manufacturers. Millions of people read their daily newspaper column and together they've written twenty books...read more

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9781573247221 | Conari Pr, August 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the Queen and King of trivia, relied upon by game shows including Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

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A third installment in the popular trivia series by the makers of the ask.com website provides accessible information in the fields of astrology, biology, chemistry, and physics. Original.

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9780743427111 | Pocket Books, May 1, 2003, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: A third installment in the popular trivia series by the makers of the ask.

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9780743462976 | Pocket Books, January 1, 2003, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Why does it rain frogs in Mexico?

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Product Description: Did you know that Mussolini was a school teacher before he was a dictator? So was Margaret Hamilton - the actress who portrayed the wicked witch of the west! Here are over 500 amazing, little-known facts you will never learn in school.

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9781573247238 | Conari Pr, December 1, 2002, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Did you know that Mussolini was a school teacher before he was a dictator?

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Builds on the popularity of Just Curious About History, Jeeves in a trivia guide that considers such topics as why ostriches hide their heads in the sand, why possums hang upside down, and the diet of the Venus Fly Trap. Original.

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9780743427104 | Pocket Books, August 27, 2002, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Builds on the popularity of Just Curious About History, Jeeves in a trivia guide that considers such topics as why ostriches hide their heads in the sand, why possums hang upside down, and the diet of the Venus Fly Trap.

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Product Description: Every little fact cat lovers could want to know about the mysterious creatures that live in their homes is contained in this collection. For example, cats use at least a hundred different sounds to communicate and can pronounce thirteen vowel sounds and seven or eight consonant sounds; housecats typically blink twice a minute; and in ancient Egypt, the penalty for killing a cat was death...read more

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9781573247214 | Conari Pr, June 1, 2002, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Every little fact cat lovers could want to know about the mysterious creatures that live in their homes is contained in this collection.

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Product Description: What is it about the game of golf that can cause otherwise normal folks to lose all perspective? More than one person has seen their loved one become consumed with the details of the quality of wood used in clubs, or the type of cleats on their shoes...read more

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9781573247207 | Conari Pr, May 1, 2002, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: What is it about the game of golf that can cause otherwise normal folks to lose all perspective?

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Product Description: Everyone seems to love to hate lawyers, and it's easy to shake your head at the profession given its dark side: painstakingly detailed and convoluted documents, the notorious practice of twisting the truth in an effort to win, and exorbitant fees...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Erin Barrett, David Colbert (foreword by) and Jack Mingo

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9781573247184 | Conari Pr, February 1, 2002, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Everyone seems to love to hate lawyers, and it's easy to shake your head at the profession given its dark side: painstakingly detailed and convoluted documents, the notorious practice of twisting the truth in an effort to win, and exorbitant fees.

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Product Description: It's no joke that we are all fascinated by the medical profession and the people in it. With Doctors Killed George Washington, trivia mavens Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo explore accidental medical discoveries, medical follies, bizarre cures, and more...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Erin Barrett, David Colbert (foreword by) and Jack Mingo

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9781573247191 | Conari Pr, February 1, 2002, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: It's no joke that we are all fascinated by the medical profession and the people in it.

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Questions culled from one of the top search engines on the internet include, who won the first World Series? who invented time? and why don't spiders stick to their webs? among many others. Original. 50,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9781930108011 | Ask Jeeves, June 1, 2000, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Presents questions culled from one of the top search engines on the Internet covering such topics as art, animals, Disney, food, and presidents.

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