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In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published.
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A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words.In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful.For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers.So if you’ve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and — that most essential piece of knowledge — how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know.A list of lists from The Book of Lists:10 Notable Film Scenes Left on the Cutting Room Floor10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints14 Nations with More Sheep Than People5 Trips to the Canadian Wilderness That Ended in Disaster10 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams14 Last Words of Famous CanadiansKurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History7 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots12 Museums of Limited Appeal10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with a “B”7 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own ObituariesSloane’s Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden9 Canadian Sports Stars Who Became PoliticiansFirst Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent CanadiansFour Foods Invented by Canadians1. Processed Cheese — J. L. Kraft grew up on a dairy farm in Stevensville, Ontario. While working as a grocer he was struck by the amount of cheese that was wasted on wheels of cheddar when the dried rind was scraped off to get at the fresh interior. He resolved to find a way to use this “waste” product, experimenting with double boilers, preservatives and cheddar. Eventually he found a way of stabilizing the dairy product that has come to be known as processed cheese.2. Frozen Foods — The technology to freeze food quickly and transport it to markets far away was developed in Halifax in 1928. Within a year, “ice fillets” were being sold to fish-deprived Torontonians who loved the taste and didn’t seem to mind the high price tag. Despite this, the fishing industry and private companies lost interest and quickly mothballed the project. In 1930, a feisty American, Colonel Clarence Birdseye, claimed responsibility for developing frozen foods and promptly made a fortune.3. Pablum — Invented in 1930 by Dr. Alan Brown, assisted by researchers Theodore Drake and Fred Tisdall. The add-water baby cereal revolutionized infant nutrition, and, of course, became synonymous with food that was bland and mushy.4. Poutine — Although many claim responsibility for the crowd-pleasing combination of squeaky cheese curds, canned gravy and french fries, it is generally agreed that the first order of this regional specialty of Quebec was served up by restaurant owner Fernand Lachance in 1957. Many variations on the original recipe exist including one deluxe version with foie gras served in Montreal’s Pied de Cochon bistro.
Written for the engineer as well as the race car enthusiast and students, this is a companion workbook to the original classic book, Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, and includes: •Detailed worked solutions to all of the problems •Problems ...
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Written for the engineer as well as the race car enthusiast and students, this is a companion workbook to the original classic book, Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, and includes:•Detailed worked solutions to all of the problems•Problems for every chapter in Race Car Vehicle Dynamics, including many new problems•The Race Car Vehicle Dynamics Program Suite (for Windows) with accompanying exercises•Experiments to try with your own vehicle•Educational appendix with additional references and course outlines•Over 90 figures and graphsThis workbook is widely used as a college textbook and has been an SAE International best seller since its introduction in 1995.