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From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd com each week to read Randall Munroe s iconic webcomic His stick-figure drawings about science technology language and love have a large and passionate following Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live If there was a robot apocalypse how long would humanity last In pursuit of answers Munroe runs computer simulations pores over stacks of declassified military research memos solves differential equations and consults with nuclear reactor operators His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity complemented by signature xkcd comics They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind or at least a really big explosion The book features new and never-before-answered questions along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website What If will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art the full history of Hyrule the official chronology of the games and much more Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong Mario and The Legend of Zelda Shigeru Miyamoto this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link s adventures from the creators themselves As a bonus The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga Akira Himekawa
Here s what you ll find inside A complete walkthrough of all the Gym battles the Elite Four becoming the Champion and beyond More Mega Evolutions and the mysterious Primal Reversion All the new game features including Super-Secret Bases Pok mon Contest Spectaculars and more List of TMs HMs items Berries and Mega Stones including where to find them Helpful tips for getting the most out of communication features and online play A pullout map of the Hoenn region
Weighing in at a whopping 544 pages Uncle John s Canoramic Bathroom Reader presents a wide-angle view of the world around us It s overflowing with everything that BRI fans have come to expect from this bestselling trivia series fascinating history silly science and obscure origins plus fads blunders wordplay quotes and a few surprises such as some of the creative methods people have used to pay off their alimony And yes Uncle John s latest masterpiece is guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of the can So hang on tight and learn about hairy superstitions animals who act like people the mother of the Father of Our Country really BIG things the world s first private eye Bill Gates and his Toilet Challenge the story of the Freedom of Information Act how to behave like a 16th century-style gentleman the world s most incredible oil strikes the Suzette for which Cr pe Suzette is named and Sewerage Day Happy Sewerage Day
Now in its eighth edition Guinness World Records Gamer s Edition is the ultimate guide to videogames With all-new design and photography the fresh-looking 2015 edition is packed full of news and views about the most up-to-date achievements and developments in gaming It offers the most dazzling images from this year s top titles along with fascinating facts figures and features on the games and characters you love from Minecraft to the world-beating Grand Theft Auto V from thrilling new games to all-time classics The latest edition includes gameplay tips and hints interviews and features exploring gaming from different perspectives and quotes from leading figures in the industry Find out about the biggest-selling games the highest scores and the world s most amazing gamers Read about the latest hardware developments in the battle of the eight-generation consoles and explore the most exciting news stories across all the major gaming genres
This is not really a book This is a building in the shape of a book a maze Each numbered page depicts a room in the maze Tempted Test your wits against mine I guarantee that my maze will challenge you to think in ways you ve never thought before But beware One wrong turn and you may never escape
The book that millions of SCRABBLE players consider the only necessary resource - More than 100 000 playable two-to-eight-letter words including more than 5 000 newly added entries - Includes variant spellings with expanded coverage of Canadian and British words - Updated to include new vocabulary such as fracking hashtag and selfie- Main entries include a brief definition a part-of-speech label and inflected forms for fast easy word validation- Ideal for recreational and school use
Like the award-winning show on which it s based the JEOPARDY 2015 Day-to-Day Calendar features the unique answer-and-question format Each week has JEOPARDY and Double JEOPARDY categories with assigned dollar amounts and a Final JEOPARDY round where players can wager all or part of their winnings The answer is printed on the front of each page and the correct question is printed on the back With fresh interesting and informative content this calendar will entice every game show enthusiast
Based on the science that shows that people middle-aged or older who solve word games and brainteasers have a significant cognitive advantage over those who do not 399 Games Puzzles Trivia Challenges is the illustrated game book specifically created to cross-train the brain Here are 399 games to stretch challenge and push the reader all of which stimulate the formation of neurons literally regrowing the brain Plus they re not only good for you but just plain good these games are fun 399 Games Puzzles Trivia is a lively mix of challenges riddles and brainteasers all vetted by a neuroscientist who specializes in aging brains and designed to work the six key areas of cognitive function that are vulnerable in normal aging long-term memory working memory executive functioning attention to detail multitasking and processing speed The games are arranged from easiest to most difficult and are labeled according to which cognitive functions they exercise so they can be mixed and matched into a custom workout In just 15 minutes a day anyone can improve his brain s strength flexibility and long-term health
Thousands of Internet fans play hide-and-seek with Momo the border collie every day and now you can too Momo and his best buddy Andrew Knapp have traveled all over through fields down country roads across cities and into yards neighborhoods and surreal spaces of all sorts The result is a book of spectacular photography that s also a game you can play anytime Lose yourself in page after page of Andrew s beautiful serene dreamlike images and sooner or later you ll find Momo s sweet eager face looking back at you Can t find him Don t worry the answers are in the back