mental floss presents Condensed Knowledge

mental floss presents Condensed Knowledge : A Deliciously Irreverent Guide to Feeling Smart Again

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0060568062
  • 9780060568061
  • 513,463

Review quote

"A lot like that professor of your who peppered his tests with raunchy jokes: it makes learning fun." -- Newsweek "A delightfully eccentric and eclectic new magazine." -- Washington Post "Part scholarly journal, part Spy magazine protege." -- Charlotte Observer "For the discerning intellect, Mental Floss cleans out the cobwebs." -- Chicago Tribune "The titans of trivia." -- Newsweek "An ideal reference to settle arguments or jog your memory." -- Calgary Herald
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About Will Pearson

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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Rating details

786 ratings
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3 26% (202)
2 6% (44)
1 1% (7)
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