Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of exciting trivia for boys, including information on supercars, pizza statistics, and nature's deadliest poisons, and provides tips on such subjects as fighting sharks, creating codes, and escaping.McMillan Palgrave … More »
Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of exciting trivia for boys, including information on supercars, pizza statistics, and nature's deadliest poisons, and provides tips on such subjects as fighting sharks, creating codes, and escaping.McMillan Palgrave
Want to have some fun? Maybe learn how to land an airplane in an emergency? Or fight off an alligator? Escape from being tied up? How about taking a ride on one of America’s scariest
roller coasters? Learn how to make fake blood or turn a real bone into a pretzel. What if you could find out how to identify some of the world’s most horrifying creatures? Or learn the secret of making a blockbuster movie? What about guessing the top 11 greatest moments in sports history? Find buried treasure? And once you’ve found the treasure, find out just how much it would cost you to buy one of the world’s most expensive cars.
You’ll find all this—and much more—over 250 pages of the biggest, baddest, and best information on just about everything. Plus we’ve placed a special, mind-bending, solve-the-code puzzle on random pages throughout the book that will lead you to a really cool solution! Now, that’s fun!
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Reader! Before you start this book, stop right here! -- Supercars -- History's weirdest disasters -- Monsters and dinosaurs -- How to: fight a shark -- Odds are ... -- Sports puzzlers -- Mark your calendar! -- What do you eat? -- Bone pretzel -- Pizza stats -- Dates to know: snacks in America -- How to: land a plane in an emergency -- Fun math tricks -- Oobleck -- Most venomous snakes -- Most dangerous snakes -- Explorers and adventurers -- Ultimate Frisbee -- Fear factor: America's scariest amusement park rides -- Dates to know: attractions and amusement parks in America -- Nature's deadliest poisons -- Brain teaser: the missing money -- Great mysteries: what they left behind -- Weapons that changed history -- Fake blood -- Card trick 1: "the flipped card" -- How to: escape from being tied up -- Spies -- Detective stuff -- How to: collect fingerprints -- Dental evidence -- Chromatography -- Blood testing -- DNA testing -- How to: get out of quicksand -- What are you really worth? -- Word games -- Codes: there is danger may come very soon -- Card trick 2: "the math genius trick" -- Presidents -- How does it work? Satellites -- Brain teaser: the four triangles -- Liquid rainbows -- Secret for drawing in 3D -- How to: win at rock, paper, scissors -- Top eleven greatest moments in sports history -- Athletes who changed the world, literally -- Amazing comeback, upset, refuse to lose -- Best individual performance -- Dates to know: sports in America -- Treasure: buried and otherwise -- Wonders of the world -- The two most horrifying, hideous, and disgusting creatures in the world -- The great game of 21 -- Fantasy wars : who would win? Vikings vs. pirates -- Crushing conquerors -- Fantasy wars: who would win? Aztec vs. Inca -- How 3,000 men beat 50,000, and other great battle stories -- How does it work? Cell phones -- Computer byte sizes -- So you want to be a rock star -- The only four sports dynasties worth mentioning, and why no one will ever top them -- Major league brothers -- Largest sports facilities in the United States -- The most successful movies ever shown in America -- How to: create a blockbuster movie -- Dates to know: media in America -- Earth's extremes -- Moon man facts -- Road to the red planet -- Space distances -- Cool things to expect in your lifetime -- Great mysteries: fake -- Video games -- Do not trade or throw out! -- BIllions -- Rich -- Great mysteries: spooky -- World's greatest daredevils -- Speed records -- Speeds ... in miles per hour -- Dates to know: transportation in America -- How does it work? MP3 player & iPod -- Monster hunting -- Things to remember your whole life -- U.S. States and capitals -- People, people everywhere... -- Baseball's best -- All-American -- Predators, kings of the hill -- Kings of ancient hills -- How to: fight off an alligator -- Diseases you definitely don't want to get -- The biggest man-made things on planet Earth -- Things you didn't know (but probably should) -- The simple coin vanish
Statement of responsibility:
Marc Aronson, H.P. Newquist
157 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,24 cm.
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