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Based in part on the popular Web site of the same name, this diverse
collection mixes quirky lists, intriguing facts, and playful reflections
in a unique brew that is entertaining, thought-provoking, and
utterly absorbing. Building on the success of Lumsden's Web site, the
lists in the book have been revised and expanded to include even more
curiosities from around the world. Inside, readers will learn the answers
to such fascinating questions as
· Who wrote "Ode on the Mammoth Cheese"?
· What thirteen things do we inevitably discuss in bars?
· What are the world's most disgusting foods?
· Where do people speak Bile, Poke, or Mango?
· What kind of creature is the bloody trivia?
From interesting general trivia ("Thirteen unusual mammals you
probably haven't heard of") to pop-culture lists ("The real names of 35
comic superheroes") to the odd and unusual ("Twenty-five cheeses
beginning with L"), the range of information in Vitamin Q offers something
for every word lover and trivia buff or anyone drawn to funny and
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RODDY LUMSDEN was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1966. He has published several collections of poetry, including Mischief Night: New and Selected Poems. He compiles puzzles for the Scotsman newspaper and runs the Internet's largest trivia site, Vitamin Q (http://vitaminq.blogspot.com). He lives in London.Review:
There has been an absolute deluge of trivia books over the past year and Vitamin Q is one of the best ones on the market. As well as an immense amount of general trivia, Vitamin Q has many facts to do with Scotland and Bristol, probably because the author has lived in both places. Based on the website of the same name, Vitamin Q, is a must for any trivia fan. Can you name 25 cheeses beginning with L? 20 English rivers named after creatures? Or 12 slogans used to advertise coca-cola? If not - buy this book and amaze your friends. (Kirkus UK)
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Book Description Chambers, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0550101454