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Random Obsessions
Trivia You Can't Live Without
Nick Belardes
ISBN: 9781573443609
Foreword by Brad Listi
Book (Paperback)
Viva Editions
$16.95
5 1/2 x 8
224 pages
August 4, 2009


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ďNick Belardes is definitely from the dark side of the zodiac--lucky for us who love to read about real-life freaks, weird rituals, and ew-w-w-w eliciting strangeness. Random Obsessions is packed with, "what the hell?" moments, hair-raising tales, and just plain spooky fun.Ē --Hazel Dixon-Cooper, Author of the 'Rotten Day' Astrology Books and Cosmopolitan Magazine's Bedside Astrologer

"You've got to love a book that reveals why thousands of men think their private parts are disappearing inside their bodies. Whether you're already a fan or just getting acquainted with the quirky genius of Nick Belardes, this book will cause you to ignore your friends, family and Facebook until youíve read every last fact.Ē --Bonnie Hearn Hill, author 'The Astro Girl' series from Running Press/Perseus Books (2010)

ďRandom Obsessions is the perfect desk reference for ordinary insane people. Nick Belardes is a force of nature.Ē --Brad Listi, author of Attention. Deficit. Disorder

Did you know Thomas Jeffersonís grandson was an ax murderer? Donít you delight knowing some dinosaurs were teeny tiny as hens? Before buying that plane ticket, donít you NEED to know which exotic islands still have cannibals? Wonder what itís like to live in Hell Town at the End of the World? How about an ailment so surreal itís named after Alice in Wonderland? In Random Obsessions: Trivia You Canít Live Without, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the raw source material found in historical archives, scientific studies, and libraries the world over. Youíll also read first-person interviews with people who can explain the unexplained, from the permanently puzzling Mothman conspiracy to secret Star Wars Jedi religious cults, and the charmingly eccentric reason why British aerospace engineers sent teddy bears floating out into space.

Truly trivia you canít live without, Random Obsessions is filled with facts, lists, definitions, and astonishing information guaranteed to provide you with the best cocktail conversation for many years to come! Your guide, Nick Belardes, has devoted his life to poking around the peculiar and perplexing. Explore the unknown stories behind why the nationís capitol didnít stay in Philadelphia, why some fossils are smiling, and how, if Preparation H existed in the early 1800s, Napoleon would have won Waterloo. These real-world facts are outlandish enough to sharpen your brain and occupy your mind for hours of reading. This book is so fascinating and fun, youíll become obsessed, too!

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