mental floss presents Condensed Knowledge: A Deliciously Irreverent Guide to Feeling Smart Again
Loaded with meaty trivia and tasty, bite-sized facts!
mental_floss is proud to offer a delicious, hearty helping of brain-food that's sure to fire up your neurons and tantalize your synapses. Condensed Knowledge is a mouthwatering mix of intriguing facts, lucid explanations, and mind-blowing theories that will satisfy even the hungriest mind!
5 tiny nations that get no respect • 4 civilizations nobody remembers • 5 classics written under the influence • 4 things your boss has in common with slime mold • 3 schools of thought that will impress the opposite sex • 4 things Einstein got wrong • 5 classical tunes you know from the movies • 3 famous studies that would be illegal today • 2 religious mysteries solved by chemistry • 5 scandals that rocked art, and much more ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
None of the bits stuck. If you've a mind that can simply absorb trivia, you might get more out of this. When I was younger, I was able to learn in snatches and integrate, but now that I do actually know most of what was in this book, the new pieces did not make an impact on me. YMMV. Read full review
Mental Floss Rocks!User Review - jo27 - Overstock.com
If you love trivia welcome to Mental Floss! Hugely entertaining! Great information delivered with great humor and care. I highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys reading. Read full review