The Book of the Year: The Weirder Side of 2017 [EPUB]
13 February 2018, 13:17
2017 | EPUB | 15.68MB
In a year when much of the news was believable but fake, comes a book packed with stories that are unbelievable but true.
The Book of the Year is a hilarious guide to 2017’s most extraordinary events, unearthed by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. Each week, over a million people tune in to find out what bizarre and astonishing facts Dan, James, Anna and Andy have found out over the previous seven days. Now the gang have turned their attention to the news of the past twelve months.
You’ll discover the curious details behind the main headlines – how Donald Trump slept on the 66th floor of a 58-storey building, what effect Brexit had on Coco Pops, and why China’s president can’t stand Winnie the Pooh – as well as hundreds of stories you may have missed entirely, like the news that:
- Qatar built a refugee camp for camels.
- The world’s first avocado restaurant ran out of avocados on its first day.
- The victim of Britain’s first ever shark attack ended up with a cut thumb.
From strange inventions to baffling elections, via a surprising amount of sausage news, The Book of the Year is an eye-opening tour of the incredible year you didn’t know you’d lived through.
James May's Man Lab: The Book of Usefulness [EPUB]
05 February 2018, 18:27
2011 | EPUB | 6.42MB
For at least two decades now modern man has been on the brink of a crisis. Persuaded by both the post-feminist political landscape and his representation in the popular media to remodel himself as an endearingly hopeless halfwit, he now exists only as an object of pity.
James and his happy band of brothers (plus a few women, but we try to edit them out) are engaged on a quest to lead maledom to a broad sunlit upland strewn with slim books of English verse and neatly stacked with correctly sharpened tools arranged in descending size order. From here they confront the mysteries of romance and fashion, the cult of men's cooking and the daunting underworld of hardcore DIY. Read it and remember that, as a chap, your first duty is to be dependable. And then you can have a pint.
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.