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Brain Men: The Insider's Guide to Quizzing Paperback – 1 Jun 2000

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  • Paperback: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; New edition edition (1 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349112991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349112992
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'BRAIN MEN is a hugely enjoyable book... it makes us laugh at ourselves and casts a light on our folly' -- LITERARY REVIEW

'Full time quiz legend Marcus Berkmann can unlock that stash of useless facts lurking in your brain ...' -- GUARDIAN

'Surely the most entertaining and informative book about quizzes, quizmasters and quiz men ever written.' -- DAILY MAIL


Deep within the human psyche lurks the primal urge to compete. It can take many forms: sport, nuclear war, the pub quiz. Sport is universal, nuclear war threatens us all, but only Britain has a thriving quiz culture all of its own. Why do people watch quizzes on TV and why do so many go to a pub quiz each week, to compete for a cash prize smaller than the amount they will spend on beer? This book delves into the dark heart of British quiz culture - its origins, its practices, its background - and its unfortunate knitwear.

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