QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance [EPUB]
06 November 2017, 13:47
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780571308989 | 8.28MB
The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the QI's popular 'General Ignorance' round. For the past decade, the QI team have been patiently correcting the myths, misunderstandings and misplaced certainties that go to make up 'general knowledge'.
The first Book of General Ignorance, published in 2006, became an instant international bestseller and has been translated into 29 languages. The Second Book of General Ignorance in 2010 set the record straight on hundreds more areas of everyday wrongness. Now, the QI team returns to complete the trilogy.
The Third Book of General ignorance gathers together 180 more questions to which the answers all seem perfectly obvious. Some have appeared in the BBC TV programme's 'General Ignorance' round, but many appear here for the first time. What they prove, beyond all reasonable doubt, is that none of us know anything at all.
The largest pyramid isn't in Egypt, The Nile isn't the world's longest river, The Himalayas aren't the longest mountain range, 'Jingle Bells' wasn't written for Christmas, Whalebone isn't made of whale bone, Most deserts aren't made from sand, The ozone layer isn't made of ozone, Cowboys didn't wear Stetsons, All snakes are venomous, and, Not all fish live in water.
Say What?: 670 Quotes That Should Never Have Been Said [EPUB]
30 October 2017, 15:26
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781946064042 | 1.24MB
Say What? is a compilation of 670 of the most memorable things that should never have been said. You’ll find, of course, quotes from dictators, drug lords, and murderers, but much more shocking are the entries by Nobel Prize winners, religious leaders, and beloved icons.
Doreen Chila-Jones has collected hundreds of extraordinary quotes, and everyone is fair game—even Mother Teresa: “I think it is very beautiful for the poor to accept their lot, to share it with the passion of the Christ. I think the world is being much helped by the suffering of the poor people.” Say what?
Literally Me [EPUB]
25 October 2017, 09:29
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501169519 | 206.66MB
LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE. Or EXIST. SMIRK. LURK.
Julie Houts has cultivated a devoted following as “Instagram’s favorite illustrator” (Vogue) by lampooning the conflicting messages and images women consume and share with the world every day.
A collection of darkly comic illustrated essays, Literally Me chronicles the exploits of “slightly antisocial heroines” (Refinery29) in vivid, excruciatingly funny detail, including:
- The beauty routine of a deranged bride who aspires to be “truly without flaws” on her wedding day
- What happens when Kylie Jenner has an existential crisis and can no longer “step out”
- A journey to Coachella by the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse
- The true dating confessions of a fembot
- The terrifying description for Alice Staunch’s book How to Be a Perfect Feminist
- The diary of Fiddle Ficus, a tree that lives inside a CÉLINE store, and much more
Literally Me marks the launch of a brilliant new social satirist. Julie’s singular voice and beautiful illustrations reveal the truth about the absurdity of life in the social media age: the line between becoming a total “Girlboss” and a twenty-first-century American Psycho is razor-thin.