The Book of Lists

The Original Compendium of Curious Information

Author: David Wallechinsky,Amy D. Wallace,Ira Basen,Jane Farrow

Publisher: Seal Books

ISBN: 0307366170

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words. In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful. For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers. So if you’ve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and — that most essential piece of knowledge — how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know. A list of lists from The Book of Lists: 10 Notable Film Scenes Left on the Cutting Room Floor 10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints 14 Nations with More Sheep Than People 5 Trips to the Canadian Wilderness That Ended in Disaster 10 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams 14 Last Words of Famous Canadians Kurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History 7 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots 12 Museums of Limited Appeal 10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with a “B” 7 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person 10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own Obituaries Sloan's Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs 13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden 9 Canadian Sports Stars Who Became Politicians First Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent Canadians From the Paperback edition.
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The New Book of Lists

The Original Compendium of Curious Information

Author: David Wallechinsky,Amy Wallace

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9781841957197

Category: Reference

Page: 600

View: 1381

Featuring thousands of fascination facts, this collection of "lists" includes contributions from Oliver Stone, Jane Fonda, Arnold Palmer, Dave Eggers, Brian Eno, Quincy Jones, Elmore Leonard, Abbie Hoffman, and many others. Original.
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The Little Book of Lists

Author: David Wallechinsky,Amy Wallace

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1841958530

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 304

View: 8360

All the best bits from the original compendium of curious information-The Book of Lists The first Book of Lists was "a treat" (Canberra Times) and "a fascinating compendium" (Daily Telegraph)-and this special mini version simply includes all the best, quirkiest and most bizarre lists from its bigger brother. From the authors: "We hope you'll enjoy The Little Book of Lists as much as we did. And by the way, do you know the average penis lengths of mammals? Or the shortest marriages in history? Or people who died playing cards? You'll find intriguing answers in The Little Book of Lists; and as we always say: its a gift for everyone, from teens to 100-year-olds -hasn't Uncle Charles received enough neckties?"
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Coco der neugierige Affe

Author: Hans Augusto Rey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257008166

Category:

Page: 44

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Coco folgt einem Urwaldtouristen in dessen grossstädtische Heimat, wo das vorwitzige Äffchen vieles durcheinanderbringt ... (ab 4).
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The United States of Strange

1,001 Frightening, Bizarre, Outrageous Facts About the Land of the Free and the Home of the Frog People, the Cockroach Hall of Fame, and Carhenge

Author: Eric Grzymkowski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440536201

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 9899

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of All Things Weird Sure, you probably know that George Washington was our first president and that Christopher Columbus accidentally discovered America in 1492, but did you know that there are more plastic flamingos in the United States than there are real ones and that Disneyland employees were not permitted to wear their own underwear while dressing in character until 2001? Behind the portrait of America that history classes, news reports, and boring documentaries have painted lies a strange and perplexing country that you couldn't imagine even in your wildest dreams. Featuring 1,001 shocking facts, this book reveals all the secrets and weirdness that you never knew about the United States. From the thirty-two(!) bathrooms in the White House to the fact that a single U.S.–made hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows, these wacky tidbits will guarantee that you'll never look at this nation the same way again!
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Did They Rest in Peace?

Misadventures of Corpses That Probably Did Not

Author: Joseph William Lewis Jr. M.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546261095

Category: Fiction

Page: 532

View: 5973

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. By what miracle can an assortment of seemingly unrelated particles come together and correctly assemble to form a human being? Amazingly, once aggregated, these atoms, molecules, and compounds manage to interact reasonably coherently during our lives but seek to return to their dusty state when death occurs. Of the billions of our species who have existed on earth over the millennia, most have quietly and inexorably returned to ashes and dust when their term of life expired. This book tracks some of the misadventures of selected corpses, including burials that went awry to body snatching, exhumations, human-relic collection, and assorted desecrations. Over the years, it seems that a remarkable number of bodies have failed to enjoy the admonition to “Rest in Peace.” Whether these aberrations in the burial process have disturbed the afterlife of the departed, everyone is dying to discover the answer.
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Visual Vitriol

The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation

Author: David A. Ensminger

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604739695

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 8921

Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation is a vibrant, in-depth, and visually appealing history of punk, which reveals punk concert flyers as urban folk art. David Ensminger exposes the movement's deeply participatory street art, including flyers, stencils, and graffiti. This discovery leads him to an examination of the often-overlooked presence of African Americans, Latinos, women, and gays and lesbians who have widely impacted the worldviews and music of this subculture. Then Ensminger, the former editor of fanzine Left of the Dial, looks at how mainstream and punk media shape the public's outlook on the music's history and significance. Often derided as litter or a nuisance, punk posters have been called instant art, Xerox art, or DIY street art. For marginalized communities, they carve out spaces for resistance. Made by hand in a vernacular tradition, this art highlights deep-seated tendencies among musicians and fans. Instead of presenting punk as a predominately middle-class, white-male phenomenon, the book describes a convergence culture that mixes people, gender, and sexualities. This detailed account reveals how members conceptualize their attitudes, express their aesthetics, and talk to each other about complicated issues. Ensminger incorporates an important array of scholarship, ranging from sociology and feminism to musicology and folklore, in an accessible style. Grounded in fieldwork, Visual Vitriol includes over a dozen interviews completed over the last several years with some of the most recognized and important members of groups such as Minor Threat, The Minutemen, The Dils, Chelsea, Membranes, 999, Youth Brigade, Black Flag, Pere Ubu, the Descendents, the Buzzcocks, and others.
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Dangerous book for boys

das einzig wahre Handbuch für Väter und ihre Söhne

Author: Conn Iggulden,Hal Iggulden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570220467

Category: Vater - Sohn - Alltagswissen - Kindersachbuch

Page: 293

View: 1714

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Das Buch der Symbole

Author: Ami Ronnberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836525725

Category: Archetype (Psychology)

Page: 807

View: 340

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Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 4136

Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.
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Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe

Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473554650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 1856

- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.
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Marc Aurel - Selbstbetrachtungen

Author: Marc Aurel

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3746704170

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9753

Der römische Kaiser Marc Aurel nimmt wahr, dass er sich an der Macht verändert hat. Er reflektiert seine grundlegenden ethischen Prinzipien. Auch bemerkt er, dass seine Macht die Art der anderen verändert hat, sich ihm zu nähern: Wie umgehen mit Schmeichlern und Heuchlern? Der Stoiker Marc Aurel folgt in vielerlei Hinsicht Seneca und Epikur, entwickelt aber auch eigene philosophische Ideen. Die »Selbstbetrachtungen« von Marc Aurel bieten einen seltenen Einblick in die Gefühls- und Gedankenwelt eines römischen Kaisers. Das Buch füllt damit eine Lücke der Geschichtsschreibung, die sich vornehmlich an äußeren Ereignissen und deren Datum orientiert. Die »Selbstbetrachtungen« eignen sich sowohl zum zügigen Durchlesen, als auch zum gelegentlichen Blättern.
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Quill & Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

View: 8990

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Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen: lernen, lehren, beurteilen

Author: John Trim,Brian North,Daniel Coste

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783126065207

Category:

Page: 244

View: 1197

Der Referenzrahmen richtet sich an Lehrer, Fortbilder, Autoren und Curriculumplaner in der Schule und der Erwachsenenbildung. Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen stellt die gemeinsamen Referenzniveaus zur Erfassung des Lernfortschritts vor, befasst sich mit der Entwicklung von Curricula und diskutiert verschiedene Prüfungsformen.
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When Strangers Meet

Über Begegnungen, die unser Leben bereichern

Author: Kio Stark

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Kio Stark schreibt in ihrem TED Book ›When strangers meet. Über Begegnungen, die unser Leben bereichern‹ über die unsichtbaren Mechanismen und Bedeutungen von ›street interaction‹. Immer sind wir in Eile. Die Augen fest auf das Smartphone gerichtet. Nur selten sind wir aufnahmebereit für etwas Neues oder jemand Unbekanntes. Doch ein Kontakt mit Fremden unterbricht die Routine des Alltags, er kann kreative Energien freisetzen, die Welt öffnen und die Beziehung zu den Orten festigen, an denen wir uns gerade aufhalten. Kio Stark zeigt ganz konkret, wie wir mit Fremden ins Gespräch kommen können, und hat einige abenteuerliche Aufgaben für die Mutigen unter uns parat.
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