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Your Pinkie Is More Powerful Than Your Thumb - And 333 Other Surprising Facts That Will Make You Wealthier Healthier and Smarter Than Everyone Else - cover

Your Pinkie Is More Powerful Than Your Thumb - And 333 Other Surprising Facts That Will Make You Wealthier Healthier and Smarter Than Everyone Else

Mark Di Vincenzo

Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

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Mark Di Vincenzo, the New York Times bestselling author of Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon, brings us another book of fascinating, eminently useful facts certain to make you healthier, wealthier, and wiser. Readers of Schott’s Miscellany and other compendiums of helpful information will delight—and profit—from these little known tidbits about health, money, food, death, bugs, politics, history, geography, and more or less everything under the sun.

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