mental floss presents Instant Knowledge

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Zondervan, Oct 13, 2009 - Reference - 240 pages
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Mental_floss is proud to present a full-bodied jolt of inspiration for thirsty minds on the go. Blended with titillating facts, startling revelations, and head-scratching theories collected from around the world, Instant Knowledge will jumpstart riveting exchanges at cocktail parties, the watercooler, or any powwow. To experience the clean, rich flavor at home, just tear into a topic of your choice, and add conversation. It's that simple!

 

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Fun facts!
Bought this book to read on a trip, got more than I asked for in a great way. Plenty of fun (mostly useless, but hey) facts to share with those around you. Plenty of laughs, highly recommended for those traveling with groups.

Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
25
Section 3
28
Section 4
32
Section 5
42
Section 6
56
Section 7
73
Section 8
86
Section 11
113
Section 12
149
Section 13
156
Section 14
170
Section 15
184
Section 16
186
Section 17
197
Section 18
210

Section 9
101
Section 10
107
Section 19
227
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Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as first year students at Duke University. Ignoring the lures of law school and investment banking, the pair co-founded mental_floss and have been grinning ever since. Maggie Koerth-Baker is a freelance journalist and a former assistant editor at mental_floss magazine, where she consistently astounded Will and Mangesh with her amazingness.

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