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Whad’Ya Know?

ISBN: 9781402247712

By: Michael Feldman

Published: 05/01/2009

Whad’Ya Know is a brand new bathroom reader collection, from the beloved trivia voice of public radio, Michael Feldman.

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Description

A brand new bathroom reader collection, from the beloved trivia voice of public radio.

SO…DID YOU KNOW THAT:

  • 53% of American workers feel they work "with a bunch of monkeys." (What the monkeys think, we don't know.)
  • During shaky economic times, lipstick sales go up.
  • The longest conflict in American history was fought over a pig.
  • Washington state has the best-dressed State Troopers.

AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU NOW KNOW THAT?!

If you'd love to quiz yourself about what you know, and then fill your brain with thousands of fascinating and highly useful facts like these, look no further. (And as an added bonus, you'll get jokes and stories too!) Every weekend, radio listeners across the nation delight in the facts and fun of the hit show Whad'Ya Know? with Michael Feldman. Now, for the first time, Michael collects the greatest trivia, quizzes, stories, and fun facts just for you.

Every weekend, thousands of public radio listeners across the nation delight in the facts and fun of the hit PRI show Whad'Ya Know? with Michael Feldman. Now, for the first time Michael collects the greatest trivia, quizzes, stories, and fun facts from the show in Whad'Ya Know?.

With features perfectly sized for spending a little time on the throne, Whad'Ya Know? contains sections that fans of the show will be sure to recognize, such as:

  • Things You Should Have Learned in School (Had You Been Paying Attention)
  • The Daily Briefing
  • Thanks for the Memos
  • The Best of the Best
  • And much more

If your answer to "Whad'Ya Know?" is "not much," get ready to become the smartest person on the block… or at least the one that knows the most stuff.

About the Author

Michael Feldman

Michael Feldman is the creator and host of Public Radio International's popular quiz show Whad'Ya Know?, which originates from his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. He is also the author of Glad You Asked, Wisconsin Curiosities, Thanks for the Memos, and Something I Said?: Innuendo and Out the Other.

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Table of Contents

A Word from the Head

Whad'Ya Know About People?
Statistics Don't Lie…or Do They?
Confessions of a Workavoidic
Zipping Points
Aging Discounted
You Should Live So Long!
Thanks for the Memos: One Meatball
Whad'Ya Know about People? Quiz—Round 1
69 Reasons to Have Sex
Jokes, by Profession
Thanks for the Memos: Violent Stool Shifters Arise!
Whad'Ya Know about People? Quiz—Round 2
The More, the Marriager
The IT Guy
Coming of Age in Iowa
Thanks for the Memos: Keep on Truckin'
Whad'Ya Know about People? Quiz—Round 3
My Six Shoes
Sub Prime
The Ten Absolutely Best Jobs
The Ten Absolutely Worst Jobs
Thanks for the Memos: The Whistler
Whad'Ya Know about People? Quiz—Round 4
Taking the Plunge
Human Resourcing
The Cabinet of Dr. Scholl
Dear Diarya
Hello, Fodder
Thanks for the Memos:
Incontinence Can't Be Helped
Whad'Ya Know about People? Quiz—Round 5
 
Whad'Ya Know About Places?
Pyongyang, Here I Am!
Or Otherwise Disabling
Oh. Canada
On the Road to Shambala
Is That the Oval Office, or Are You Happy to See Me?
Thanks for the Memos: Ye Olde Parking Centre
Whad'Ya Know about Places? Quiz—Round 1
Home Away from Home
Whad'Ya, an Idiom?
Marco! Polo!
The Michael States of America
Whad'Ya Know about Places? Quiz—Round 2
The Michael States of America, Part 2
Thanks for the Memos: The Memorized Ones
Whad'Ya Know about Places? Quiz—Round 3
The Nazca Lines
One Micronation, Under Tiny God
Panache, Hey
The Sticky Wicket of National Character
Gendarme, ou est ma femme?
Thanks for the Memos: Next Year in Minot
Whad'Ya Know about Places?
Quiz—Round 4
Gwynaeth
Can You Beat the Monkey?
Vary It Up!
Born in the UAE
Thanks for the Memos:
Furthering International Misunderstanding
Whad'Ya Know about Places? Quiz—Round 5
Thanks for the Memos: And the Bar Thing, Too!
Things You Should Have Learned in School
Things You Should Have Learned in School Quiz—Round 1
Thanks for the Memos: Terrorist Bake Sale
Reuben, Reuben
Alexander the Greatest
Hygieia Was Here
The Chinese Hell from Hell
Things You Should Have Learned in School Quiz—Round 2
The War of Griffin's Pig
Pigs Gone Wild!
Oh, Gauguin!
Size Matters
The Best of the -est!
Thanks for the Memos: Cleavage among Staff
Things You Should Have Learned in School Quiz—Round 3
When Doctors Were Gods
Come On Baby, Load My Gun
TFOF: Texting for Old Farts, by Nora Feldman
What's in a Name?
The Declaration of Dependence
Thanks for the Memos: The Call of Duty
Things You Should Have Learned in School Quiz—Round 4
Pangaea
It's About Greenwich Time
The Dogs of War
My Life in Fiction
The Michaelcosm
What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?
Who First Made Money?
Animal Questions and Questionable Animals
A Date with History
Thanks for the Memos: And That Was Just the Faculty
Things You Should Have Learned in School Quiz—Round 5

Whad'Ya Know About Science?
The Second Time Around
Shades of Grey Matter
Science You Can Eat!
Was it Mr. Wizard?
Popular Science Fiction?
Mothers of Invention: Martini Shaker
Whad'Ya Know about Science?
Quiz—Round 1
Better Living through Science!
The God Particle
The Big Bang Era
Mothers of Invention: Spouse Communicator
Whad'Ya Know about Science?
Quiz—Round 2
Eureka!
In the Beginning
B.F. Skinner's Fleet
Not Much, Uranus?
A Mu Arae Home Companion
Mothers of Invention: Mannequin with Hairpiece
Whad'Ya Know about Science?
Quiz—Round 3
Elementary, My Dear Mendeleyev
Darkest Energy
Haddie
Big Flops
Red Rover, Red Rover
Mothers of Invention: Unkickable Bucket
Whad'Ya Know about Science? Quiz—Round 4
Gregor, Pass the Peas!
As the Type is Cast
Light a Match!
Up the Lazy Genome
Killer Asteroid Hurls Towards Earth!
Eras and Errata
Mothers of Invention: Honest Abe's Boat Buoy
Whad'Ya Know about Science?
Quiz—Round 5

Whad'Ya Know About Odds and Ends?
Self-Help for the Self-Helpless
My Love Affair With the Beatles
It's Twue! It's Twue!
Hail, Khazaria!
Thanks for the Memos: Peg o' My Fart
Whad'Ya Know about Odds and Ends?
Quiz—Round 1
Best Movie Moments
Extras—Read All about 'Em!
Thanks for the Memos: Not If I See You First
Whad'Ya Know about Odds and Ends?
Quiz—Round 2
Back Pain? Kill Her
Phobophobia Itself
Crop Circle Outlook: June
Flat Earth v. Hollow Earth
The Wisdom of Solomon, or Say Anything
Thanks for the Memos: But Where
Are the Pop Tarts?
Whad'Ya Know about Odds and Ends?
Quiz—Round 3
The Ten Serving Suggestions
Have There Always Been Taxes?
Deduct This
This I Believe
The D-List
And the Jelly-Faced Women All Sneeze
Thanks for the Memos: Initiate It Eveytime
Whad'Ya Know about Odds and Ends?
Quiz—Round 4
The Collector
That Old Return-Home Pain
Type Smitten
Feldman's Best Friend
Famous and Not-So Last Words
A Day in the Life
Thanks for the Memos: Wow
Whad'Ya Know about Odds and Ends?
Quiz—Round 5
Thanks for the Memos: Let's Not Do the Deed Damage to Others
Bonus Thanks for the Memos: Rules for Pet Breeding

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Excerpt

Excerpt from Whad'Ya Know?

Whad'Ya Know About People?

Statistics Don't Lie… or Do They?
I know, we're people, not statist

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Format: eBook PDF

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 496 pages

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