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mental floss presents Forbidden Knowledge: A Wickedly Smart Guide to History's Naughtiest Bits by [Editors of Mental Floss]
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"Part scholarly journal, part Spy magazine protg." -- Charlotte Observer

"The titans of trivia." -- Newsweek

"Part scholarly journal, part Spy magazine prot?g?."--Charlotte Observer

"For the discerning intellect, Mental Floss cleans out the cobwebs."--Chicago Tribune

"A delightfully eccentric and eclectic new magazine."--Washington Post

"The titans of trivia."--Newsweek

"A lot like that professor of yours who peppered his tests with raunchy jokes: it makes learning fun."--Newsweek

A lot like that professor of yours who peppered his tests with raunchy jokes: it makes learning fun. --Newsweek"

A delightfully eccentric and eclectic new magazine. --Washington Post"

Part scholarly journal, part Spy magazine prot?g?. --Charlotte Observer"

For the discerning intellect, Mental Floss cleans out the cobwebs. --Chicago Tribune"

The titans of trivia. --Newsweek"

"Part scholarly journal, part Spy magazine protege."--Charlotte Observer

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From the same evil geniuses that brought you "Condensed Knowledge" comes an adorably naughty and delightfully mischievous romp through the dark side of human nature. The brainiest team at mental floss have scoured the darkest, dirtiest corners of history and the globe to gather this ultimate collection of the bad stuff you're not supposed to know and you certainly never learned in school. Organized by theme, with chapters for each of the seven deadly sins, the book includes feuds, hoaxes, scandals, mob bosses, acts of revenge, cannibals and much more, all organized into bite-sized - albeit foul-tasting - lists such as: The Fascist Style Guide: Five Dictator Grooming Tips, Four Biblical Girls Gone Wild, Three Delicious Animals We Charbroiled Into Extinction, and so much more!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 974 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (17 Mar. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FCKIBY
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,039,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 31 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite in the Mentall Floss Series.... 20 Mar. 2014
By Keith A - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a number of books in the Mental Floss Series. This is, by far my favorite of the series. The book is broken down into categories and within each category, the information it shares are provided anecdotally. The format lends itself well for being digested in numerous short readings. So, it is a fantastic "bathroom book". Not a "trivia book", per se, but filled with lots of interesting information on a wide variety of topics. Recommended.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for both history and trivia connoisseurs 30 Mar. 2016
By Ashley Sanders - Published on Amazon.com
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I love trivia in all of its forms, Metal Floss Presents: Forbidden Knowledge has enabled that addiction. It takes you through the seven deadly sins (Pride, Greed, Lust, Sloth, Anger, Envy, and Gluttony) and takes you on a journey through history with lists of the most interesting moments that fall under each of those categories. If you already have a thirst for trivia or if you love history, this book is definitely up your alley.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wickedly Smart Indeed... 30 Jan. 2006
By Rachel B. - Published on Amazon.com
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Mental_Floss Presents Forbidden Knowledge: A Wickedly Smart Guide to History's Naughtiest Bits. Wow, what a great book. This is a must have for history buffs (especially the ones who think they already know everything there is to know about history) and trivia mavens alike. Ever wondered which President was the laziest? Thought Madame Curie was as pure as the driven snow? Called Meat Loaf anything besides 'international superstar'? Forbidden Knowledge will take care of that for you. Never let anyone say "History isn't interesting!" Downside to this book: While some will be impressed with your knowledge of band frontmen who sold their souls to the devil and rulers who died of syphillis, some will find it just annoying. Don't let that keep you from reading it, just consider covering your mouth with duct tape for a few days afterwards.
4.0 out of 5 stars SAT's here i come 27 Aug. 2013
By Motherteet - Published on Amazon.com
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Hey... we all want our kids to ace those SAT's... and we're tired of nagging them to study/learn more..... and we freak out in the middle of the night wondering..... will my child get in??? I ordered a bunch of these types of books-- they are delightful. And... they make the necessary SAT learning -- FUN. Invest in this fun stuff -- while they prep for their SAT's...Invest in the hard core SAT prep stuff too.... but at least this is fun!
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 19 April 2015
By homerj07 - Published on Amazon.com
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Ok. The little articles are really short. I would prefer a little more meat for each article.
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