Trivia You Can’t Live Without
by Nick Belardes
Pub. date 8/4/09
Description: Did you know Thomas Jefferson’s grandson was an ax murderer? Don’t you delight knowing some dinosaurs were teeny tiny as hens? How about an ailment so surreal it’s named after Alice in Wonderland? Historian Nick Belardes explains the unexplained, from the permanently puzzling Mothman conspiracy to secret Star Wars Jedi religious cults, and the charmingly eccentric reason why British aerospace engineers sent teddy bears floating out into space.
Truly trivia you can’t live without, Random Obsessions is filled with facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide you with the best cocktail conversation for many years to come. Your guide, Nick Belardes, has devoted his life to poking around the peculiar and perplexing, and the result is a trivia book that is anything but trivial. These real-world facts are outlandish enough to sharpen your brain and occupy your mind for hours of reading. This book is so fascinating and fun, you’ll become obsessed, too!
This is a fun book for anyone who likes Trivia and history. The author’s passion for the subject matter shines through and makes it very interesting.
Nick Belardes does more than just list trivial facts. He tells the stories behind the trivia, which makes it interesting and makes it more likely that you’ll remember what you’ve read.
There are chapters on history, inventions, occupations, movies and books – a little something for everyone. Some of the entries made us think and others made us laugh out loud.
Random Obsessions is a good book for the bathroom, a coffee table or to toss in your purse to read when you have free time here and there.
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