People ask me where I learn all this nonsense. Trivia books obviously, and this is one of the better ones.
Cracked.com is the rebirth of an old magazine that itself was a knockoff of MAD, but it has vastly improved (though it is, ahem, mature: swears and PG-13 adult content beware). This book compiles a bunch of lists like the ones on the website, all true. For example:
- Important discoveries made well on drugs: Discoverer of DNA was high on LSD when he though of it
- Insane weapons planned in WWII: Giant solar beam mirrors in space!
- Bugs in our food (on purpose no less): Jelly beans are coated with bugs!