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Futility Closet

An Idler's Miscellany of Compendious Amusements

By Greg Ross

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Published In: United States, 18 November 2013
For nine years the popular website Futility Closet has collected arresting curiosities in history, literature, language, art, philosophy, and mathematics. This book presents the best of them: pipe-smoking robots, clairvoyant pennies, zoo jailbreaks, literary cannibals, corned beef in space, revolving squirrels, disappearing Scottish lighthouse keepers, reincarnated pussycats, dueling Churchills, horse spectacles, onrushing molasses, and hundreds more. Plus the obscure words, odd inventions, puzzles and paradoxes that have made the website a quirky favorite with millions of readers -- hundreds of examples of the marvelous, the diverting, and the strange, now in a portable format to occupy your idle hours.

About the Author

Greg Ross edits the popular website Futility Closet, a collection of entertaining curiosities in history, literature, language, art, philosophy, and mathematics. Previously he spent 20 years editing science, engineering, and education publications for publishers such as IEEE, UNext.com, and American Scientist magazine. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

EAN: 9780989887106
ISBN: 0989887103
Publisher: Futility Closet
Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.97 x 1.37 centimetres (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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