1,234 Quite Interesting Facts to Leave You Speechless

Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson,James Harkin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254496

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 6335


The New York Times best-selling authors of the QI series return with a fourth collection of mind-bending trivia. The New York Times best-selling authors of the Quite Interesting series have made you see sideways, knocked your socks off, and left your jaw on the floor. Now John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, and James Harkin are back to offer even more—1,234, to be exact—shocking, enlightening, downright-fun facts that will leave you speechless…and pantomiming for more. Did you know? The Big Bang was not as loud as a Motörhead concert. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. According to the company that created her, Hello Kitty isn’t a cat. Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are in a safety deposit box in New York. McDonald’s once created bubble-gum-flavored broccoli. It is impossible to hum and whisper at the same time. Convinced it’s all hogwash? Visit QI.com/US1234 for proof of the veracity of every fact. Want more? Check out 1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways, 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop, and 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off.

1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson,James Harkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571326692

Category: Humor

Page: 400

View: 1701


The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you speechless. - Flowers get suntans. - Denmark imports prisoners. - Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest. - The Republic of Ireland first got postcodes in 2015. - Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking. - The Aztecs wore jewellery made of popcorn. - No one in the UK dies of 'natural causes'. - Penguins can't taste fish.

Heroes of Olympus: The Complete Series

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241399440

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1000

View: 2609


Now available for the first time: all five novels from the amazing Heroes of Olympus series, collected in one stunning digital edition. Join the Heroes of Olympus - Percy Jackson and friends - for an adventure like no other. When Jason, Piper and Leo crash-land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods . . . Despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives - some things just have to be taken on trust. But now rumours of a terrible curse - and a missing hero - are flying around camp. And it seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest And when Percy Jackson wakes up with no memory of his past, it's clear things are only just beginning . . . Heroes of Olympus: The Complete Series includes all three novels in the incredible series from Rick Riordan: The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus

Beautiful Creatures: The Complete Series (Books 1, 2, 3, 4)

Author: Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141349255

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 2096

View: 4219


Beautiful Creatures The Complete Series includes all four novels in the bestselling, spellbinding love story: Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Redemption. Is falling in love the beginning . . . Or the end? In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets. There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming. * Don't miss the Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment blockbuster movie of Beautiful Creatures directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) and featuring an all star cast including Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davies and hot young Hollywood talent Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emmy Rossum. Praise for Beautiful Creatures: 'Watch out Twilight and Hunger Games' - The Guardian 'Move over Twilight, there's a new supernatural saga in town.' - E! About the authors: @kamigarcia is a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch! She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family. @mstohl has written and designed many successful video games, which is why her two beagles are named Zelda and Kirby. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities in the US and has also studied in the prestigious creative writing department at UEA, Norwich. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her family. www.beautifulcreaturesthebook.com

Songs from the Black Chair

A Memoir of Mental Interiors

Author: Charles Barber

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803212985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 6807


Explores mental illness through the author's personal experiences, his work with patients in New York, and his experience with the suicide of a childhood friend.