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#1
Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Kathleen E. Miller. Julie Collins Rousseau, illus,.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402729690.  Daedalus Item Code: 43537
 
In this irreverent book of deadpan humor we find the pithy, the punny, and the unintentionally funny on tombstone epitaphs, as well as a few choice last words. Some are etched on the graves of the ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Indispensable Book of Useless Information: Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any More Useless—It Does
Don Voorhees.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536687.  Daedalus Item Code: 43088
 
Nothing you'll ever need to know is in this book, promises Don Voorhees in this follow-up to The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information and The Essential Book of Useless ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Quotable Drunkard: Words of Wit, Wisdom, and Philosophy From the Bottom of the Glass
Steven Kates.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440512643.  Daedalus Item Code: 43153
 
"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite," said W.C. Fields, "and furthermore, always carry a small snake." From across the table and under the table at pubs, alehouses, wine bars, and ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff is Made
James Innes-Smith. Henrietta Webb, illus.
Publisher: Abrams Image.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810982598.  Daedalus Item Code: 11420
 
Do you realize that the salt on our food may be millions of years old? Did you know that the rubber in condoms derives from tree sap? And aren't you glad that lipstick is no longer made of crushed ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shanters: The People Who Inspired the Words We Use Every Day: A Book of Eponyms
Martin Hannan.
Publisher: John Blake.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843584162.  Daedalus Item Code: 43284
 
Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word "tawdry" has its origins in the fate of ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
Julie Tibbott.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781621450665.  Daedalus Item Code: 42694
 
From the Roman to the Shakespearean, from pirate bilge to gumshoe patter, some of the most creative, memorable, and entertaining applications of language through the ages have been invented to tell ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Cold Meat and How to Disguise It: A Hundred Years of Belt Tightening
Hunter Davies.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711232778.  Daedalus Item Code: 41250
 
Not only in wartime, but through much of Britain's 20th century, credit has been crunched, the economy battered, prices have gone up, and hopes down. Belt-tightening was the order of the day as all ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Gabriel Wyner.
Publisher: Harmony.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385348119.  Daedalus Item Code: 49589
 
For those who've despaired of ever learning a foreign language, this book from the creator of Fluent-Forever.com reveals how to tap into the brain's natural ability to acquire language. Gabriel Wyner ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Concise Animal Encyclopedia: An Authoritative Survey of the Animal Kingdom
Averil Moffat, ed.
Publisher: Weldon Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781742522517.  Daedalus Item Code: 43441
 
Gorgeously illustrated with more than 2,000 animal drawings, along with hundreds of diagrams, maps, and color photos, this is a wide-ranging visual reference to the world's animals. The first section ... (Read More)
 
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