If you have any questions then please call us on 01133 955 593
Click to view page

Items: |  Total:

View you CartCheckout Now

General Interest | Facts

When The Earth Was Flat

When The Earth Was Flat

Product Code: YFT0034
7.99  [approx. $11.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
From pseudoscience to incorrect assumptions and unfounded belief, science hasn’t always been right… Contrary to recent debate on the internet, nowadays we are fairly confident that the earth is not flat and that we are in fact inhabitants of a spherical planet. However, this was not always the case, with a widespread belief that if you reached the horizon, you would simply fall off into space. Along with assumptions about the health benefits of heroin, the advantages of injecting monkey glands into the human body and bumps on your head being indicators of personality and temperament, science has a colourful past. In this entertaining and informative look at a dubious history, Graeme Donald examines the origins of some of the most extraordinary and mind-boggling scientific theories of the past.
Rules Of Thumb

Rules Of Thumb

Product Code: YFT0036
7.99  [approx. $11.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
There's a rule of thumb for just about every subject imaginable - money, marriage, cooking, health, weather, cars, gardening, restaurants, and travel. This is the priceless knowledge that's accumulated not from reading, but from living. Not sure how to choose a puppy? Pick one whose tail wags in sync with its walk - a sign of calmness. There's a rule of thumb for just about every subject imaginable - money, marriage, cooking, health, weather, cars, gardening, restaurants, and travel. This is the priceless knowledge that's accumulated not from reading, but from living. Tempted by a string of pearls at a yard sale? Rub them against your teeth: the rule of thumb, as your grandmother might have told you, is that a genuine pearl will grate. Not sure how to choose a puppy? Pick one whose tail wags in sync with its walk - a sign of calmness. To win at blackjack, assume that any unseen card is an eight. And remember, a rule of thumb works four out of five times (including this one).
101 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SOME YOU DONT

101 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND SOME YOU DONT

Product Code: YFT0038
6.99  [approx. $10.49] 
Qty

Product Description:

SERIOUSLY CURIOUS

SERIOUSLY CURIOUS

Product Code: YFT0039
8.99  [approx. $13.49] 
Qty

Product Description:

QI 2024 FACTS

QI 2024 FACTS

Product Code: YFT0040
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:

IF I COULD TELL YOU JUST ONE THING

IF I COULD TELL YOU JUST ONE THING

Product Code: YFT0041
12.99  [approx. $19.49] 
Qty

Product Description:

RING A RING O ROSES

RING A RING O ROSES

Product Code: YFT0042
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:

1000 WORDS TO EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY

1000 WORDS TO EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY

Product Code: YFT0043
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:

BAD DAYS IN HISTORY

BAD DAYS IN HISTORY

Product Code: YFT0044
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:

EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW IS WRONG

EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW IS WRONG

Product Code: YFT0045
7.99  [approx. $11.99] 
Qty

Product Description:

LIFE SKILLS

LIFE SKILLS

Product Code: YFT0046
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:

Who Knew? Questions That Will Make You T

Who Knew? Questions That Will Make You T

Product Code: YFT0037
12.99  [approx. $19.49] 
Qty

Product Description:
Whether you’re cramming for the quiz, trying to impress your friends, or simply in need of a knowledge fix, WHO KNEW? is the book for you. Filled with nuggets of wisdom to bolster your brain cells, there are plenty of tales here to surprise and delight even the most ardent trivia fan.
SODDING SUMS

SODDING SUMS

Product Code: YFT0030
7.99  [approx. $11.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
This is the book for anyone who has ever felt a bit lost (or dare I say stupid?) when faced with maths in the adult world.  It covers everything from APR to converting grams to ounces, percentages and betting odds (how many people know how much they stand to win if they put a fiver on that horse in the 2.00 race which has odds of 11/2) to working out if a good deal in a supermarket really is as good as it seems.  With handy tricks, tips and shortcuts our little book covers every mathematical problem which is likely to get you scratching your head in confusion.
HOW TO SOUND CLEVER

HOW TO SOUND CLEVER

Product Code: YFT0027
8.99  [approx. $13.49] 
Qty

Product Description:
How to Sound Clever explains the etymology of 600 key words you really ought to know, but haven't had the time to look up in the dictionary.
Scorn

Scorn

Product Code: YFT0016
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
An up-to-date compendium of the sharpest and wittiest insults in human history
The Official Dictionary Of Sarcasm

The Official Dictionary Of Sarcasm

Product Code: YFT0018
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 

Product Description:
A to Z guide to turn to whenever you need to set someone straight. From advertisements to email, from materialism to remote controls, there’s a sarcastic answer for every situation.
1342 QI Facts To Leave Your Flabbergaste

1342 QI Facts To Leave Your Flabbergaste

Product Code: YFT0023
10.99  [approx. $16.49] 
Qty

Product Description:
Part of the bestselling QI series, this collection is chock full of 1,342 witty, weird and downright flabbergasting facts, chosen by the QI Elves.
Kicking The Bucket At the Drop Of The Hat

Kicking The Bucket At the Drop Of The Hat

Product Code: YFT0025
7.99  [approx. $11.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
A fascinating collection of the many unusual and vibrant phrases that adorn our language, looking at their origins and meanings.
Black Cats And Evil Eyes

Black Cats And Evil Eyes

Product Code: YFT0011
7.99  [approx. $11.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
Black Cats and Evil Eyes sets these superstitions in their historical and social context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives.
The Awkward Human Survival Guide

The Awkward Human Survival Guide

Product Code: YFT0001
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
You Might Be A Zombie

You Might Be A Zombie

Product Code: YFT0003
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
1339 Qi Facts

1339 Qi Facts

Product Code: YHU0168
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
Following on from the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, BBC 2's QI team returnwith a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten.
An Unkindness Of Ravens

An Unkindness Of Ravens

Product Code: YFT0004
9.99  [approx. $14.99] 
Qty

Product Description:
Popularity Book

Popularity Book

Product Code: YFT0006
6.99  [approx. $10.49] 
Qty

Product Description:
First published in 1944, the Popularity Book is a vintage guidebook full of wise and wonderful advice on living well, building poise and maintaining good relationships.
On This Day In History

On This Day In History

Product Code: YFT0007
12.99  [approx. $19.49] 
Qty

Product Description:
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY LOOKS BACK AT ALL 365 DAYS OF THE YEAR AND PROVIDES SHORT, RIVETING ENTRIES ON THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN HISTORY THAT OCCURRED ON THAT DAY. HIS BOOK TRAVERSES CONTINENTS AND TIMELINES TO GIVE ITS OWN UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON THESE HISTORICAL EVENTS. A WIDE VARIETY OF FAMILIAR AND LESSER-KNOWN EVENTS ARE REPRESENTED
Would I Lie To You?

Would I Lie To You?

Product Code: YFT0010
16.99  [approx. $25.49] 
Qty

Product Description:
The 100 most popular lies of all time from the much-loved BBC TV show. A hilarious collection of the most common lies we are all guilty of telling.
spacer
Looking for something in particular? Call the Boxer Gifts team in Leeds on 01133 955 593 or contact us here.