The World Almanac and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 80 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere--in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2012 edition of The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: -Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the 10 items that most came to symbolise the year 2011, from the news and sports to pop culture. -Year in Sports: Coverage of every major sport, with bonus World Series coverage including play-by-play and game-by-game playoff action. -The World at a Glance: Fully revised and updated, this annual feature of The World Almanac highlights surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world today. -The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2011 while looking forward to 2012. -Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the wackiest news stories of the year! -2011--Year in Pictures: Striking full-colour images from around the world in 2011, covering news, pop culture, and sports. -and much more.