mental_floss: The Book: The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory

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Harper Collins, Nov 1, 2011 - Reference - 320 pages
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The geniuses at mental_floss are back with mental_floss: The Book, a funny, surprising, fact-packed compendium of more than 200 of the Greatest Lists in the History of Listory. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the award-winning mental_floss magazine, authors Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur, and Ethan Trex offer a cornucopia of additive, edifying, oddball, and irreverent information guaranteed to make dedicated trivia fans “feel smart again.” In the spirit of their top-selling book, Condensed Knowledge, mental_floss: The Book is perfect for everyone who likes to laugh while they learn.
 

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Contents

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LISTS THAT SHOULD COME WITH A LAB COAT
LISTS YOU CAN SHARE WITH YOUR KIDS OR YOUR INNER
LISTS TO LIGHTEN THE MOOD AT THE E
SPORTS LISTS FOR PEOPLE WHO CANT DUNK
FOOD LISTS TO MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER
Six Jobs You Didnt Hear About on Career
The Origins of Six HiTech Names
ANIMAL LISTS THAT DONT BITE
LISTS TO READ BEFORE NAMING YOUR CHILD COMPANY
The Five Most Annoying People in History
Four Massive Screwups in Paleontology
Four Infamous Quarantines
Eight Fake Archaeological Finds
Four Brilliant Scientific Screwups
Five Great Escapes Not Involving Steve McQueen and One Involving a Bear

What Seven of Your Favorite Movies Were Almost Called
Eight Celebs and their Incredibly Odd Phobias
Eight Celebrity Inventors Who Hold Patents
Six Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write
Eight Latin Phrases You Pretend to Understand
Five Famous Phrases People
Trademarked Colors
LISTS THAT DIDNT FIT NICELY INTO ANY OTHER CHAPTER
CONTRIBUTORS
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Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as freshmen at Duke University, where they parlayed their cafeteria conversations into the first issue of mental_floss. magazine They have collaborated on more than ten books together, including Condensed Knowledge, Forbidden Knowledge, and The mental_floss History of the World.

Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as freshmen at Duke University, where they parlayed their cafeteria conversations into the first issue of mental_floss. magazine They have collaborated on more than ten books together, including Condensed Knowledge, Forbidden Knowledge, and The mental_floss History of the World.

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