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Mental Floss: Scatterbrained

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ISBN-10: 0060882506

ISBN-13: 9780060882501

Edition: 2006

Authors: Editors of Editors of Mental Floss, John Green, Mental Floss Editors, Editors of Mental Floss

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The bathroom read to end all bathroom reads! What does Greece (the country) have to do with Grease (the movie)? And what does Grease (the movie) have to do with greasy food? Plenty, if you ask the folks at mental_floss. Based on the magazine's "Scatterbrained" section, the mental_floss gang has taken on the Mount Everest of trivia challenges: connecting the entire world through the juiciest facts they could find. How do you get from Puppies to Stalin; from Humpty Dumpty to Elizabeth Taylor; from the Hundred Years' War to 8 Minute Abs; or even from Schoolhouse Rock to Abstract Expressionism? You'll just have to open up the book to find out.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as first year students at Duke University. Ignoring the lures of law school and investment banking, the pair co-founded mental_floss and have been grinning ever since. Maggie Koerth-Baker is a freelance journalist and a former assistant editor at mental_floss magazine, where she consistently astounded Will and Mangesh with her amazingness.

Introduction
Greece (The Country) to Grease (The Lubricant) to Grease (The Musical)
Dead Presidents to Dead Presidents
Sittin' in a Tree to K-I-S-S-I-N-G to Love and Marriage
Humpty Dumpty to Having a Great Fall to Getting Put Back Together Again
Your Cheatin' Heart to Your Beatin' Heart to N. Bonaparte
Puppies to Stalin
The Hundred Years' War to the Seven-Year Itch to 8-Minute ABS
Schoolhouse Rock! To Rock, Paper, Scissors
All's Well to Ends Well
About the Editors
About the Contributors