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Science Trivia

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Quizzes, brain teasers, oddities, weirdness, and lots of things you never knew you wanted to know!


Firefly's World of Facts
Firefly's World of Facts

The volume covers approximately 150 subjects divided into 20 categories, including time, planet earth, the human body, buildings and structures, music and performance, conflict and crime, and sports.


1,000 Inventions & Discoveries
1,000 Inventions & Discoveries

Summarizes 1,000 notable inventions and discoveries of ancient and modern times, from 3,000,000 B.C. to the beginning of the twenty-first century A.D.


13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

Journalist Brooks reviews the 13 anomalies scientists love most, reaching into the secrets of physics, biology, and psychology. He examines why the Pioneer space project goes on, why the universe is unstable, why cold fusion works, whether living beings are more than just bags of chemicals with options, why Mars may or may not have life, and whether aliens have landed on our planet.


Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything
Discover's 20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything

This book offers little-known facts on such subjects such as sleep, birth, death, obesity, human anatomy, weather, the Internet, and even duct tape. Much of the information avoids the trivial, however, touching on relevant topics such as the origins of biological warfare and the precariousness of airport security.


The Sciencebook: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works
The Sciencebook: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works

A delight for the casual reader, yet so complete and wide-ranging that science buffs and students will also welcome it, this book encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one richly illustrated volume.


Brain Training: Boost Memory, Maximize Mental Agility, & Awaken Your Inner Genius
Brain Training: Boost Memory, Maximize Mental Agility, & Awaken Your Inner Genius

For people of all ages who want to improve their memory, hone learning skills, and boost mental performance in their daily lives, this is a vibrant collection of visual puzzles and tips to help exercise the brain and keep the cognitive faculties razor sharp. Covering the key areas of brain function, including memory, perception, problem-solving, verbal reasoning, and the body.


Little Book of Big Ideas: Science
Little Book of Big Ideas: Science

This trusty guide explains scientific advances in anatomy, computing, electricity, and astronomy and features scientific thinkers from Pythagoras to Newton to Hawking.


How Loud Can You Burp? More Extremely Important Questions (and Answers!)
How Loud Can You Burp? More Extremely Important Questions (and Answers!)

Provides funny and easy-to-understand answers to a collection of scientific questions based on e-mails from kids and adults around the world.


Why Is Snot Green? And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers)
Why Is Snot Green? And Other Extremely Important Questions (and Answers)

Scientific answers to silly-seeming mysteries. Sure a lot of people want to grow up to be astronauts, but even MORE people want to know what happens to astronaut farts. And they also want to know: Why don't all fish die from lightening storms? Why haven't we all been sucked into a black hole? And do animals talk?


You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound
You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound

Did you know that most toilets flush in E-flat? Or that American Airlines had once saved $40,000 by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? Well, now readers will with this clever, fun, and occasionally shocking compendium of facts from around the world.


Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? And Answers to 100 Other Weird and Wacky Questions about How the World Works
Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? And Answers to 100 Other Weird and Wacky Questions about How the World Works

From New Scientist magazine, another irresistible batch of the strange, silly, and mind-boggling questions that plague curious minds the world over.


Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? And 114 Other Questions
Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze? And 114 Other Questions

A brilliant collection of questions from the readers of New Scientist's wildly popular column "The Last Word," with answers for everyone who ever considered why most eggs are egg-shaped or why lightning forks.


Cool Stuff 2.0 And How It Works
Cool Stuff 2.0 And How It Works

Uses computer-generated images to explain how many devices and processes of modern technology work, covering such inventions as HDTV, game consoles, robot cars, helicopters, space probes, oil rigs, mass dampers, biometric id's, and tsunami alert systems.


Cool Stuff Exploded: Get Inside Modern Technology
Cool Stuff Exploded: Get Inside Modern Technology

Crammed with super-cool science, packed with gadgets, and full of brilliant inventions, this book shows everyday objects so youngsters can see exactly how they work. Revealed is the wizardry behind today's technological marvels and tomorrow's amazing devices.


How to Be a Genius
How to Be a Genius

This fun book explores the working of the brain, the potential of the mind, and how the brain makes each one of us a person unique. Also includes puzzles, games, and optical illusions to sharpen the wit.