Collins Gem - Instant Knowledge: Mental Floss

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9780007224784: Collins Gem - Instant Knowledge: Mental Floss

A handy A-to-Z guide, mental_floss Presents Instant Knowledge, supplies all the trivia and intellectual tidbits needed to jumpstart a foggy brain or a lagging conversation. Labelled with keywords and possible uses, mental-floss's pearls of wisdom can be employed to spark stimulating chatter at funerals, academic gatherings, or the pub.

mental_floss Presents Instant Knowledge will make people feel smart again. Feeding a wide array of knowledge in an easily digestible format, the A to Z guide has surprising, entertaining facts on everything from the Amish to Zambonis.

For readers on-the-go, Instant Knowledge can give a quick fix of stimulation between the hum-drum of daily life, and whether rushing off to a business meeting or a poker game, they can discover a fascinating topic to discuss when upon a arrival.

In addition to keywords which aid quick searches for relevance, each morsel of information has particular uses, ranging from general and common situations to the specific and rare. A Genghis Khan anecdote, for example, might come in handy at wakes or be used to impress history professors, camel lovers, or even Indiana Jones.

With a tongue-in-cheek style, mental_floss accomplishes a rare feat: it educates and entertains in a single blow, working to perk up dull conversations one fact at a time.

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