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Erin Barrett

Full Name: Erin Barrett
Number of Works: 22
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ISBN: 1573242128, 9781573242127
Keywords: tidbits, mostly, everything, true, absolutely, kinds, factness, random
Pages: 215
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

This latest romp through history, politics, religion, and science from the dyno-duo Barrett and Mingo is sure to tickle the fancy of trivia buffs everywhere. Amuse your date, impress your boss, bore your kids, or be the 6th caller to win a pair of tickets to the nose-flute band concert! All because you know that a Twinkie in the microwave will explode in 45 seconds, that you have a 1 in 3,448,276 chance of dying from a snake bite, that 342 cases of tea were tossed into the "hahbah" during the Boston Tea Party, or that white rhinoceroses are not actually white but grey (you’ll have
ISBN: 0743427092, 9780743427098
Keywords: jeeves, history, curious
Pages: 288
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1573247227, 9781573247221
Keywords: facts, world, writing, hundreds, writer, certain, type, takes
Pages: 193
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the Queen and King of trivia, relied upon by game shows, including Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, and game manufacturers. Millions of people read their daily newspaper column and together they've written twenty books. It Takes a Certain Type to be a Writer puts a magnifying lens on the wacky world of writers, publishing, and the writing life.
ISBN: 157324953X, 9781573249539
Keywords: takes, live, thrifty, life, treatise, century, franklin, guide, wealth, ben
Pages: 121
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth is the modern version of the treatise The Way of Wealth by Richard Saunders, one of Ben Franklin's many pseudonyms. Franklin practiced what he preached in the treatise, and it made him rich enough to have a full life, travel extensively, and follow his intellectual musings, which in turn led him to become an accomplished scientist, inventor, political activist, diplomat, and writer. Franklin wasn't born rich. He built his legacy using his intelligence, curiosity, natural good sense, and proclivity for thrift and hard work. When he died, he left a fortune. Barret
ISBN: 1573247189, 9781573247184
Keywords: lawyer, dracula
Pages: 224
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo score again with a collection of over 500 fascinating facts and trivia bits about lawyers, organized into topics such as Judge Not, Unless Ye Be a Judge, I Fought the Law and the Law Won, Fightin' Words, and Money Grubbing. Among the tidbits contained here are: one-time lawyers who went on to other jobs including John Cleese, Mahatma Gandhi, Julio Iglesias, and Geraldo Rivera; two-thirds of U.S. presidents have been lawyers, but not Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, or Harry Truman — they dropped out of law school; the number of lawyers in the U.S. doubled b
ISBN: 1573247197, 9781573247191
Keywords: washington, george, killed, doctors
Pages: 224
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

Covered here are more than 500 of medicine's brilliant achievements, crashing failures, and bizarre oddities, from prehistoric healers to 21st-century HMOs. This compilation of humorous episodes in the history of medicine includes entries such as: ancient Egyptian surgeons put their patients under by hitting them on the head with a mallet; at a Tokyo hospital, 30 percent of patients with throat polyps claimed karaoke was the cause; in the era of bloodletting, George Washington's doctors turned a mild complaint into a full-blown medical crisis by bleeding their famous patient over and over