You Are One-Third Daffodil

You Are One-Third Daffodil

Author: Tom Nuttall

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767932479

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Did you know that most toilets flush in E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? Well, now you will with this clever, fun, and occasionally shocking compendium of facts from around the world. Organized into witty categories, including “Battle of the Sexes: Facts About Men and Women” and “The Past Is a Foreign Country: Facts About History,” You Are One-third Daffodil contains hundreds of weird and wacky facts, including: *In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits. *The most expensive age of your life is thirty-four. *Cuba will lift its ban on toasters in 2010. *Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair. *The “zip” of zip code stands for “zone improvement plan.” *Counting up from zero, and excluding the word “and,” the first number to contain the letter “a” is one thousand. *There are an estimated 10,000 trillion ants on earth–roughly 1.6 million ants for each person. Their combined weight is equivalent to the weight of the entire human population. *In the Second World War, every Italian soldier in North Africa carried his own personal espresso machine. So go ahead, become the office Einstein (though did you know Einstein didn’t learn to read until he was ten?) or the cocktail party trivia star with You Are One-third Daffodil. The words “did you know?” will never sound the same again!



Author: J. Lennington

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479781621

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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Carly Brooker is a breeder of thoroughbred horses. The last winter was harsh. He lost his mother and youngest brother. However, it did bring his beloved Julia and her two sons to live with them. Carly and Julia married and now she is part of his dysfunctional family. Carly's father, Murphy Brooker, has always favored Carly's siblings over Carly. Every effort to please Murphy has ended in failure. Carly is hoping this spring will be better; after all, it is his favorite time of year.

Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening

Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening

Author: Neil Sperry

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781589795044

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

View: 511

#4 on Publishers Weekly's Bestselling Gardening Books list! This new, completely revised edition has over 500 new photographs, 400 new illustrations, 400 new plants and trees, the latest pest control recommendations, fruit and vegetable recommendations, new tips and plants specifically for Southern Texas, plus everything in the first edition.

What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee

What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee

Author: Jonathan Marks

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240643

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 982

Focusing on the remarkable similarity between chimp and human DNA, the author explores the role of molecular genetics, anthropology, biology, and psychology in the human-ape relationship.

The New England Gardener's Book of Lists

The New England Gardener's Book of Lists

Author: Karan Davis Cutler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780878332250

Category: Gardening

Page: 218

View: 142

This guide, valuable to anyone gardening in the unique climates of the upper Northeast, provides expert advice on choosing annuals, biennials, and perennials; tending bulbs, roses, and shrubs; and selecting trees, native plants, ferns, grasses, and groundcovers. Illustrations throughout.

Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine





Page: 310

View: 549

Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.

The Japanese Way of the Artist

The Japanese Way of the Artist

Author: H. E. Davey

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 9781611725384

Category: Religion

Page: 736

View: 546

“Davey uses words with clarity and simplicity to describe the non-word realm of practicing these arts.”—Publishers Weekly "From an economic standpoint, this compilation sells for a price comparable to the price of a single copy of either of the first two works. In addition, the third work, The Japanese Way of the Flower: Ikebana as Moving Meditation, is no longer in print. This makes this compilation a very good deal and the quickest way to secure a copy of The Japanese Way of the Flower: Ikebana as Moving Meditation...In addition, the content of all three works is great. Any one of these books would be worth the price, and this book is great both as a Christmas present and a book for the beach." -- Michael Donnelly Sensei, veteran teacher of Aikido The three works anthologized here are essential to understanding the spiritual, meditative, and physical basis of all classical Japanese creative and martial arts. Living the Japanese Arts & Ways covers key concepts—like wabi and “stillness in motion”—while the other two books show the reader how to use brush calligraphy (shodo) and flower arranging (ikebana) to achieve mind-body unification. Illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs.