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 ...show more

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
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0060568062
  • 9780060568061
  • 355,299

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"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 Heraldshow more

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.show more

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