The Big Book of Random Facts Volume 2

Author: Bill O'Neill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539389480


Page: 122

View: 128

Don't let puzzle games, trivia nights, or quizzes stump you anymore with their obscure questions! The Big Book of Random Facts is a trivia fact book loaded with funny facts, intriguing facts, and everything in-between. Jam-packed with fascinating, surprising, and amazing tidbits of knowledge, this book will help you quickly become trivia night royalty. The Big Book of Random Facts contains 1000 random facts covering a wide and diverse range of topics including sports, history of the United States and the world, politics, science, literature, pop culture, food and drink, statistics, art, and so much more! Every fact has been thoroughly researched for accuracy, and has been thoughtfully curated to ensure that every page is bursting with interesting facts about the things you've always wondered about. Have you ever been curious about why wine glasses come in different shapes, what Mensa stands for, how many languages Harry Potter has been translated into, or where you could find the largest insect in the world? This book can tell you all of those things and more. Whether you are a veteran of your local trivia scene or preparing for your first pub night, whether you are young, old, or somewhere in the middle, anyone can easily pick up this book and start learning interesting new facts about the world around them. With all the incredible knowledge you will gain from The Big Book of Random Facts, you will impress your friends and family, boost your memory and intelligence, and learn something new every day!
The Big Book of American Facts

Author: Bill O'Neill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539068358


Page: 156

View: 774

Do you think you know everything about the United States? Think again! Did you know that tomatoes were once put on trial in New Jersey? Or that it's illegal to whistle underwater in West Virginia? With these 1,000 facts about the USA, you're guaranteed to discover something you didn't know. From USA history to silly facts about American presidents, from laws you can't believe are laws to facts about U.S. inventions, this book is the perfect solution to any moment of boredom. It has facts about religion and sports, facts about U.S. geography and nature, facts about food and drinks, and facts about language, animals, and American education. There are facts about science, facts about the military, facts about modes of transportation, facts about business and money, and facts about how big the United States really is. According to one American, "This book of trivia is the greatest thing that's been written since the Nevada state Constitution. Did you know that was the longest message ever sent via Morse code telegram?" With this book of 1,000 trivia facts, you'll impress even the most knowledgeable friends you have. Use the interesting facts to start a great conversation. Pull out the random facts to make someone smile. Be the center of any party with all the funny facts you'll find in this book. Got a pub quiz or trivia night to go to? Prepare with this book! With this many fun facts about the United States, you'll win every time.
The Home Front Encyclopedia

Author: James Ciment

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576078495

Category: History

Page: 1478

View: 644

An encyclopedia of life on the home front during the two world wars provides biographical profiles, articles on all aspects of life during the era, chronologies of important events, and primary source documents.
Now You Know — The Big Books Bundle

Author: Doug Lennox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459724808

Category: Reference

Page: 1000

View: 729

Presenting two books in the popular and exhaustive trivia series. They are a treasure trove of his favourite trivia culled from previous Now You Know books, answering such brain-teasers as: Why is an evil adversary called a "villain"? Why is football played on a "gridiron" and a leg injury called a "charley horse"? Why is a decorated parade vehicle called a "float"? Why is the rubber around a car wheel called a "tire"? Why are sailors known as "tars"? Why is confetti thrown at a wedding? Liven up your next gathering with the hundreds of interesting facts in these books. Includes Now You Know Big Book of Answers Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2
The Big Book of Backyard Cooking

Author: Betty Rosbottom

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452132853

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 413

“A treasure-trove of recipes, combining old favorites with delectable twists [that] stimulate both the imagination and the palate.” —Publishers Weekly Food just tastes better under an open sky. In this handbook to the alfresco life, the popular cooking teacher shows how to please friends, neighbors, and family with hundreds of delicious dishes suitable for enjoying the great outdoors—whether it’s a rooftop garden or a sprawling lawn. With classic fare such as fried chicken and potato salad, grilled favorites like juicy burgers, barbecued ribs, and sweet summer corn, plus fabulous new creations like Lamb Chops with Roquefort, Figs, and Rosemary and Chocolate Toffee Brownie Cake, eating and entertaining outdoors has never been easier. Betty Rosbottom includes her favorite marinades and sauces, appetizers to keep the crowds at bay, deliciously fresh salads and starters, summery desserts, and much more, not to mention great tips for making sure grilled meats are done to perfection. Covering everything from fine dining under the stars to Sunday picnics by the lake, this is the perfect guide to taking it outside.
The Big Book of Literacy Tasks, Grades K-8

Author: Nancy Akhavan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544321905

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 327

The Comprehensive Handbook for Scaffolding Students’ Literacy Growth Our readers and writers must "do the doing" if they are to succeed. In The Big Book of Literacy Tasks, Nancy Akhavan offers an instructional plan designed to yield independent effort and engagement. 75 tasks in beautiful full-color two-pagers ensure gradual release by moving more swiftly from the "I do" teacher phase to the "you do," when students benefit from the healthy amount of struggle that is the hallmark of learning. (And spoiler alert: you kick the habit of hovering, over-explaining, and rescuing!) Backed by research and thoughtfully arranged to make day-to-day planning easier, this groundbreaking book provides: Reading and writing tasks organized into 3 sections—everyday skills, weekly practices, and sometime engagements requiring greater complexity Mini-lessons that are essential— whether you use a reading program, a workshop approach, or are just transitioning to Balanced Literacy Colorful teaching charts allowing you to quickly grasp the high points of each lesson A clear task structure for introducing and managing the stages as you move students toward independent practice Mid-task "Watch Fors" and "Work Arounds" showing how to coach without risking helicopter teaching Amazing scaffolding tips for meeting the needs of a range of learners Sample student work that offers valuable insights on how to use the tasks as formative assessments Practical and engaging, The Big Book of Literacy Tasks gives you a clear framework for "working the minds" of your students, helping them forge their own path to becoming better readers and writers.
The Big Book of Women's Trivia

Author: Alicia Alvrez

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781609250324

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 214

Useless Facts and Funny Trivia for Women "Women's matters are anything but trivial." --Anon (who was a woman) Fun facts. Women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions. The very first Artichoke Queen was Marilyn Monroe in 1947. Diamonds didn’t become a girl’s best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only. The first human cannonball was a woman named Zazel, who was launched into the air through the use of a giant spring inside a cannon. Researchers at Northwestern University want us to know that men change their minds two to three times more than women. Queen Mary I of England and Ireland was a Catholic who had Protestants tortured and killed. Her actions provoked the nickname “Bloody Mary”, which inspired the cocktail. (Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.) Trivia challenges. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia arms you with little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, to win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and to generally know more about your fabulous female self. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, Alicia Alvrez's book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters: Women and Their Wardrobes, The Body Beautiful―and Not So, Ladies’ Matters of Love, In the Ladies’ Room, Ladies Look at the Animal Kingdom, Women Doing It for Themselves, Saintly Manifestations and Royal Subjects, Women’s Sporting Life, Celebrity Sightings of the Female Variety, and finally, Final Feminine Facts You Absolutely Can’t Live Without. If you are a fan of the board game Trivial Pursuit and books such as What If, 399 Games Puzzles & Trivia Challenges, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, or The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information; you will love owning The Big Book of Women’s Trivia.
Reading Response Forms Big Book Gr. 1-6

Author: Eleanor Summers

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 9781553199083

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 471

All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy. Students will eagerly share their impressions about literature with our unique skill based Reading Response Forms. Each book in the series contains 36 worksheets that are engaging, purposeful and graded appropriately. Encourage all students to think more about what they read and confidently share their observations and opinions. Each worksheet focuses on one of the following skills based on Bloom’s Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating, and creating. Also included is a detailed implementation guide, selection of hands-on activities, student assessment rubric, word puzzles, comprehension quiz, and test prep. The color graphic organizers will assist the introduction of the skill focus and in guiding your students through the thought process to complete an introductory sheet. These materials may supplement your present reading program or be used for independent student work.
My First Big Book of Dinosaur Facts

Author: Ruth Owen

Publisher: Ruby Tuesday Books

ISBN: 178856247X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 114

This big book of 96 info-packed pages introduces young readers to all the key science and facts about dinosaurs in a fun question and answer format. The book's wide-ranging Q&As include: How did dinosaurs become fossils? What happens at a dinosaur dig? Who invented the word "dinosaur"? Were dinosaurs striped and feathery? Which dinosaur's bite was the most powerful? Did dino poops become fossils? What sounds did dinosaurs make? Did dinosaurs build nests? And what happened to the dinosaurs? - Perfect for early elementary earth science projects about fossils - Detailed diagrams show how fossils formed - Shows paleontologists and other scientists at work - Packed with photos and high-quality 3D digital illustrations - Close picture and text match with lots of labels - Carefully-leveled text for newly fluent readers - Key content vocabulary with helpful phonetic pronunciations - Includes a glossary and comprehension quiz This high-interest topic is perfect for introducing students to non-fiction reading. And the fantastic imagery and quantity of information will have kids returning to the book again and again, making it a valuable resource for classrooms and libraries.
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9781101872628

Category: Fiction

Page: 817

View: 346

Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets. Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. Ever since his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, readers have loved reading about him almost as much as writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects eighty-three wonderful stories about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, published over a span of more than a hundred years. Featuring pitch-perfect cases by acclaimed modern-day Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes, Kingsley Amis) and current (Anne Perry, Stephen King, Colin Dexter); and parodies by Conan Doyle’s contemporaries A. A. Milne, James M. Barrie, and O. Henry, not to mention genre-bending cases by science-fiction greats Poul Anderson and Michael Moorcock. No matter if your favorite Holmes is Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey, Jr., or Benedict Cumberbatch, whether you are a lifelong fan or only recently acquainted with the Great Detective, readers of all ages are sure to enjoyThe Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories. Including - Over a century’s worth of cases, from Conan Doyle’s 1890s parodies of his own creation to Neil Gaiman’s “The Case of Death and Honey” (2011) - Appearances by those other great detectives Hercule Poirot and C. Auguste Dupin - 15 Edgar Award–winning authors and 5 Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters - Stories by Laurie R. King, Colin Dexter, Anthony Burgess, Anne Perry, Stephen King, P.G. Wodehouse, Kingsley Amis, and many, many more.