Mental Floss Presents Condensed Knowledge: A Deliciously Irreverent Guide to Feeling Smart Again

Mental Floss Presents Condensed Knowledge: A Deliciously Irreverent Guide to Feeling Smart Again


By (author) Will Pearson, By (author) Mangesh Hattikudur

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  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 187mm x 232mm x 22mm | 463g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0060568062
  • ISBN 13: 9780060568061
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 421,642

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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! Ingredients include: 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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