OT: For Crossword/Trivia buffs

Ian W. Riddell iwr1 at psu.edu
Fri Aug 29 15:11:07 EDT 2003


I just returned from the book store where I purchased the most 
fabulous little book, which I thought some of you might be interested 
in.

Schott's Original Miscellany by Ben Schott
Bloomsbury
US ISBN 1582343497
Amazon: 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1582343497/qid=1062184062/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/002-1149752-5540841?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

If you like trivia or do a lot of crosswords or just like to know 
stuff, this is the book for you. I imagine you could find all of this 
information in an almanac, but this is much more artfully created and 
witty.

Some examples of topics:
Degrees of Freemasonry
Knights of the Round Table
Metric prefixes
English Monarchs
American Presidents (and their birth signs and  other info)
The order of service for Princess Diana's funeral
How to tie a bow tie
The Scoville Scale (how hot is a jalapeno pepper anyway?)
and lots, lots more


Anyhoo, I'm loving it, so I thought I'd pass it on . . .

widdy
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Ian W. Riddell
Instructional Design Specialist
Penn State World Campus
iwr1 at psu.edu
(814) 571-3124
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