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Doug Lennox Now You Know Canada


All-Canadian trivia book from Doug Lennox’s extensive Now You Know series The Now You Know series is beloved across Canada, having sold over 240,000 copies, and the first book in the series, Now You Know , has sold over 63,000 copies to date Published to coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday festivities Topics include word origins, history, notable Canadians, geography, and sports, all with a uniquely Canadian tilt Presented in a fun question-and-answer format

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Doug Lennox Now You Know


Why are golf assistants called caddies? Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? Why is football played on a «gridiron,» and a leg injury called a «Charlie horse»? The answers to these questions and the origins of hundreds of other expressions and customs are brought together in this fascinating collection of the history behind everyday words and routines. With all the conciseness of his original radio scripts, Doug Lennox «cuts to the quick» in telling you the things you always wanted to know.

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Almost Everything


The phenomenal success of the Now You Know and Now You Know More has encouraged this third Book of Answers. Now You Know Almost Everything continues with the same formula of dispensing knowledge concisely, never losing sight of the joy and fun of discovering the why of ordinary things. In Now You Know Almost Everything you will discover answers to hundreds of questions: Why can’t grooms see their bride on the day before the wedding?Why is a swindle called a «double-cross»?Why do people say, «That’s all she wrote»?Where did the word «Canuck» come from? Now You Know Almost Everything makes sure that you just about know it all.

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Extreme Weather


"When it rains, it pours," especially when it comes to best-selling author Doug Lennox’s Now You Know Extreme Weather . Global warming, killer hurricanes, murderous tornadoes, melting permafrost – weather concerns us all, and now with this tightly packed compenium of questions and answers, everyone can get the lowdown on things like: What makes a perfect storm perfect? Where’s the world’s hottest place? Why was Hurricane Katrina so destructive?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Christmas


From oversized socks filled with treats to firs in living rooms and strange stories and songs, Christmas makes us all scratch our heads now and then. Now You Know Christmas will help everyone make sense of the holiday season, with answers to questions like: How fast would Santa have to travel in order to deliver toys to all the children in the world in one night? Why are Christmas songs called «carols»? Why did the Wise Men bring gold, frankincense and myrrh as gifts?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know The Bible


The Bible has had a profound impact on the world. Now Doug Lennox, the vicar of Q&A, serves up an entertaining but informative slice of biblical lore, literature, and history. Discover the top four box office successes for biblical-themed movies in North America, find out what The Matrix and Moby-Dick have in common with the Bible, and learn quirky insights into many of the Good Books major and minor cast of characters and fabled events. Youll eat, drink, and be merry with this collection of minutiae showcasing highlights of the bestselling book of all time! Who is the only left-handed person mentioned in the Bible? Who asked Jesus Christ to perform his first recorded miracle? How many passages has God said to have written in the Bible? Who was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire? What caused Moses to break the tablets of the Ten Commandments? How many versions of the Bible are there?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Disasters


Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and tidal waves, fires, mine cave-ins, bridge collapses, ship sinkings, airplane crashes, explosions, and plagues – natural and human-engineered calamity and catastrophe have many forms and guises. In Now You Know Disasters , Q & A ringmaster Doug Lennox showcases the what, why, when, where, who, and how of everything that's gone tragically and terribly wrong, past and present. How does a tsunami occur? Why do Canadian engineers wear iron rings? Who was Richter in the Richter scale? What was the worst freshwater ship disaster ever in North America? What is wildfire? Who was Typhoid Mary? How is «ring around the rosie» related to disaster? How did the Halifax Explosion occur? What was the worlds worst airplane crash?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Pirates


Shiver me timbers and avast ye hearties! We think we know pirates, from Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow to Errol Flynn as Captain Blood, or literature’s Long John Silver and Captain Hook. But what do we really know? The true Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Henry Morgan, and lots more, from ancient keelhauling to twenty-first-century buccaneering, are all here in Q & A commodore Doug Lennox’s Now You Know Pirates. Arrrr! What is the origin of the word pirate? Who were the Barbary Corsairs? What did pirates do to St. Patrick? What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer? What is the Oak Island Treasure? How many female pirates have there been? What are «pieces of eight» and «doubloons»? Who were the buccaneers? How old is piracy?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know, Volume 4


Building on the success of his previous bestsellers, Now You Know , Now You Know More , and Now You Know Almost Everything , this fourth volume is headed straight for the bestseller list! It is Doug Lennox at his best as he masterfully dispenses the answers to quirky questions, never losing sight of the joy of discovering the «why» of ordinary things. Discover the fascinating histories behind people, places, and words: WHY DO WE SAY THAT SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN TREATED BADLY HAS BEEN «HUNG OUT TO DRY»? Discipline on early British sailing ships was necessary but often extreme. The cat-o'-nine-tails left sailors scarred for life, but keelhauling (tying a victim with a rope and pulling him under a ship) was feared most. If the prisoner survived, he was suspended from a yardarm where he was left hanging for a predetermined period of time. WHY IS A MILITARY DINING HALL CALLED A «MESS»? The term goes back to the Middle Ages, when British sailors began calling their meagre and often grub-infested meals a «mess.» It evolved into meaning the general area where the sailors gathered to eat. Later it referred to a specific area where men gathered to eat, drink, and socialize.

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Doug Lennox Now You Know More


This is a follow-up to last year's runaway bestseller Now You Know … The Book of Answers , which went through five printings and sold over 20,000 copies! Why do we shout «Fore» on a golf course? Why is confetti thrown at a wedding? Exactly how long is a «moment» or a «jiffy»? Why is breaking a mirror bad luck, and a rabbit's foot good luck? In this second book, Lennox continues to trace the concise and fascinating history and reasons for hundreds of expressions in our everyday language, as well as customs and habits, in the same entertaining format that was so successful last year. These gems are from the original syndicated radio scripts broadcast daily to millions across Canada through the Sound Source Network of Standard Broadcasting.

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Big Book of Answers


Doug Lennox is back with a treasure trove of his favourite trivia culled from his four previous Now You Know books plus 125 brand new questions answered by the master of Q & A. Lennox dispenses knowledge concisely, never losing sight of the joy and fun of discovering the why or ordinary things. He covers a wide range of topics from sports to war, from crime to religion, from pop culture to politics. Answers to questions and the origins of hundreds of expressions and customs are brought together in this fascinating compilation. Thanks to Doug, you’ll learn the answers to: Why do humans kiss? Why is a miserly person called a «cheapskate»? 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 confetti thrown at a wedding? Why do golf courses have 18 holes? Why do the British drive on the left and North Americans on the right? Why is a road called a «highway» and the ocean the «high seas»?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Big Book of Answers 2


Once again Doug Lennox, the toastmaster of trivia, serves up a mammoth selection of some of his most cherished Q&As culled from his previous books. Also featured in this wide-ranging compendium are 150 brand-new questions answered with Doug’s inimitable flair for unearthing intriguing arcana on everything from animals and the arts to superstitions and show business. Customs, conventions, expressions, everyday words, rituals, and traditions – Doug has dug deep to deliver the goods on a vast array of perplexing subjects. Why is a warm autumn called «Indian summer»?What is the origin of «nicknames»?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 a bad dream called a «nightmare»?Why are published periodicals called «magazines»?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Soccer


Known around the world as football, soccer is the world's most watched and played sport. Now Doug Lennox, the striker of Q&A, scores with a pitch full of tidbits that delivers the goods on Pelé, Maradona, Beckham, Zidane, and other superstars, as well as the history, traditions, and rules of the game. Doug has compiled a World Cup of trivia about a truly universal phenomenon that has legions of passionate, and sadly sometimes violent, fans. How did soccer originate?, Who was the first soccer player to score a hat trick in a World Cup final? What was the largest attendance ever for a soccer match? What is the «technical area»? Where was the world's first soccer club formed? What was the first movie ever made about soccer? Where was the first World Cup held? What are the Laws of the Game? What were the 10 worst losses of life in soccer history?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Baseball


While baseball is touted as America's favourite pastime, everyone will know the score with this grand slam of Q&A that's sure to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Doug Lennox hammers it out of the park by filling us in on who's won the most Cy Young Awards, what the Green Monster is, and the five ways that a player can be called «out.» In this treasure trove of baseball lore, you'll learn all about the leagues and teams that have come and gone, the players who are legends, and the achievements and records that have become the stuff of myth and fable. Where and when did Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run? What major league team was known as the Blue Jays long before a team existed in Toronto? Who were the Bash Brothers? Where was baseball first played? Who wrote the song «Take Me Out to the Ball Game»? Did Fidel Castro try out for the New York Yankees?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Big Book of Sports


Ever wonder where the figure skating terms axel, salchow, and lutz came from? Or why a curling tournament is called a «brier»? And how about a «haymaker» in boxing or a «high five» in any sport? Well, Doug Lennox, the world champion of trivia, is back to score touchdowns, hit homers, and knock in holes-in-one every time with a colossal compendium of Q&A athletics that has all anyone could possibly want to know from archery and cycling to skiing and wrestling and everything in between. What’s more, Doug goes for gold with a wealth of Winter and Summer Olympics lore and legend that will amaze and captivate armchair fans and fervent competitors alike. What do the five Olympic rings and their colours represent? Why does the winner of the Indianapolis 500 drink milk in victory lane? Who was the first player ever to perform a slam dunk in a basketball game? Why are golfers’ shortened pants called «plus-fours»? When was the Stanley Cup not awarded? Why does the letter k signify a strikeout on a baseball score sheet? Where is the world’s oldest tennis court?

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Fritz Leiber The Big Engine


Have you found out about the Big Engine? It’s all around us, you know—can’t you hear it even now?

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Doug Lennox Now You Know Hockey


As Canadians, we all think we know hockey inside and out, but Doug Lennox, the head referee of Q&A, delivers the score on everything from All-Stars to Zambonis and stickhandles the skinny on who wore the first mask in hockey, how the term hat trick originated, and just where hockey was invented. Along the way, you’ll discover all sorts of fascinating things about the giants of the game, from Jean Beliveau and Sidney Crosby to Gordie Howe and Alexander Ovechkin. Who was the first black player in the NHL?Where did the word deke come from?What was the greatest women’s hockey team of all time?How did the Rocket Richard riot start?Who was the first Russian to play in the NHL?When was the Stanley Cup not awarded?What team beat Canada for the gold medal in the 1936 Winter Olympics?

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Jason Boyett Pocket Guide to the Bible. A Little Book About the Big Book


"Jason Boyett's Pocket Guides are smart and hilarious. And they're sneaky too: You don't realize how much you're learning because you're having so much fun." —AJ Jacobs, author, The Year of Living Biblically Americans consistently identify the Bible as the most influential book in history, but seriously: are you really reading it? Probably not. If all you know about the Bible are a few Psalms and the Christmas story, then you're missing out on a book that's wilder, weirder, and more entertaining than you ever imagined. With a stealthy combo of entertainment and insight, Jason Boyett's Pocket Guide to the Bible fills the gaps in your religious education. It introduces you to the characters you must know, reveals the thrilling development of the biblical canon, and details the less-churchy parts of Scripture (hello, sex and violence!). Don't miss out on discovering How God employs talking donkeys, mentally unstable prophets, and helpful prostitutes in his master plan Which moral failures may result in an old-fashioned smiting Why Catholic Bibles include books some Protestants refuse to recognize Whether your New International Version of the Bible may in fact be demonic With Pocket Guide to the Bible, you'll finally realize what's so good about the Good Book.

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Jeffrey Geoghegan The Bible For Dummies


The Bible For Dummies (9781119293507) was previously published as The Bible For Dummies (9780764552960). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Discover the world’s all-time bestseller in an entirely new light Ninety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while it's the most widely read book, it's also the least understood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Bible brings much of Western art, literature, and public discourse into greater focus—from Leonardo da Vinci's «Last Supper» painting to the Wachowski brothers' The Matrix movies. People have historically turned to religion to deal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Bible can be an accessible, helpful guide to life's big questions. The Bible For Dummies appeals to people of all faiths, as well as those who don't practice any particular religion, by providing interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the often fascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive. You'll find answers to such questions as: Where did the Bible come from? Who wrote the Bible? How is the Bible put together? Follow the history of the Bible from its beginning thousands of years ago as tattered scrolls to its status as the bestseller of all time. The Bible For Dummies covers these topics and more: Ten people in the Bible you should know The Hebrew Bible The Apocrypha's hidden treasures What's new about the New Testament Israel's wisdom, literature, and love poetry The Bible's enduring influence The prophets: more than fortunetellers Whether you're interested in broadening your spiritual horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western culture, or gaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading, The Bible For Dummies has all the information you need to navigate this ancient and fascinating book.

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