And Then You're Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling Over Niagara

A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun How far could you

Can Holding in a Fart Kill You?: Over 150 Curious Questions and Intriguing Answers

MORE THAN 200 FUN FACTS FROM BAFFLING AND BIZARRE TO ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING n nThis curious, captivating collection of trivia will surprise and intrigue readers with amazing answers to questions like n n Is Jurassic Park possible n What causes the shakes after drinking a lot of alcohol n Why d

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world n nHere are natural wonders the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink c

In a Manner of Speaking: Phrases, Expressions, and Proverbs and How We Use and Misuse Them

What do the whole kit and caboodle, the whole shebang, the whole megillah, the whole enchilada, the whole nine yards, the whole box and dice, and the full Monty have in common They re all expressions that mean the entire quantity, and they re all examples of the breadth and depth of

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters

Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton n nThe first installment in Giles Milton s outrageously entertaining series, History s Unknown Chapters colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary histori