If you're trying to impress people with anecdotal knowledge, make sure it's interesting! Illustrated throughout with photographs and period art, these guides are jam-packed with intriguing events and fun facts from the realms of history, science, and culture. Each volume ends with a quiz to make sure you were paying attention.
The human body is the most sophisticated machine of them all, and it's no wonder we can't seem to ever know enough about it. Included here are texts on why modern humans are larger than people who lived 500 years ago, explanations for spontaneous combustion, and a consideration of how many smells our noses can identify (the truth will astonish you). Here too are answers to questions that have perhaps haunted you: Why did men stop wearing high heels? And how many organs could you live without?