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Instant Genius: Fast Food for Thought

Commons The Knowledge

Publisher: Portable Press

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Open this book anywhere, any time, any place for bite-size morsels of essential (and not-so-essential) knowledge.   We have two mottos here at Portable Press: “Get smart” and “Have fun.” As the publishers of the wildly popular Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series, we have twenty years’ experience in translating our mottos into bestselling books, but we also know that not every reader is a bathroom reader.   That’s why we’ve created this definitive collection of bite-sized bits of knowledge that covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the seemingly ordinary to the obscure.   We’ll take you on a fun and fascinating trip through the essentials (and nonessentials) of history, science, geography, the arts, pop culture, language, mathematics, and more. So you can become a genius instantly!   Up your genius factor with such tidbits as: There are moneys in Mexico that apply natural, plant-based perfumes to their bodies.Gnomons are the part of a sundial that casts a shadow.Opsigamy is a marriage late in life.Albert Einstein’s brain was kept in two Mason jars in a small office in Wichita, Kansas, for more than twenty years. And more . . .
Available since: 05/01/2012.
Print length: 401 pages.

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