For years, the Chicago Tribune's q10 Things You Might Not Knowq column has been informing and entertaining readers on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a collection of the best of these columns, presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. This book gives readers well-researched, obscure facts on universal topicsaincluding arts and culture, food and leisure, history, politics, science and technology, sports, holidays and religion, lifestyle, language, and more. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything contains a plethora of surprising trivia and pertinent tidbits on so many different areas that will appeal to everyone from history buffs to sports fans to foodies, with an especially riveting look into Chicago-area history and facts. For example, in Zion, Illinois it was once not only illegal to gamble, curse, and sell alcohol and tobacco, but also to whistle on Sundays, put on plays, eat pork or oysters, spit, or wear tan-colored shoes. Some facts will make readers laugh and some will make jaws drop. This collection is a kaleidoscope of the absurd, the outrageous, and the sometimes-gruesome, making a highly entertaining mix of people, places, and things. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything will leave readers brighter, wittier, and curious to learn more about myriad worlds they never encountered before and will never forget.The beehive hairdoofanother celebrity, the late British singer Amy Winehouse, cameinto play at her trial on charges of punching a fan in the face. Winehouse said she was only 5foot3atoo short to lay a serious blowonher 5foot7 accusera andanbsp;...
|Title||:||10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything|
|Author||:||Mark Jacob, Stephan Benzkofer|
|Publisher||:||Agate Digital - 2012-05-10|