This is the indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, "QI". The noticeably stouter "QI Book of General Ignorance" sets out to show you that a lot of what you think you know is wrong. If, like Alan Davies, you still think the Henry VIII had six wives, the earth has only one moon, that George Washington was the first president of the USA, that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, that the largest living thing is a blue whale, that Alexander Graeme Bell invented the telephone, that whisky and bagpipes come from Scotland or that Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain, then there are at least 200 reasons why this is the book for you.

Doctors once pulled a 37-foot tapeworm out of a woman's mouth. Prepare to be truly revolted by this nauseating collection of the grossest of the gross. Hold on to your breakfast and keep the smelling salts handy.

Q: What's red with two legs? A: Half a cat. Want to break the ice, shake up the atmosphere, or just make an idiot of yourself? Pull one of these stinkers out of the hat and you'll be certain to leave a lasting impression (though not a very good one).

The hilarious new book from a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author.

Get ready for big laughs as Chelsea Handler lets loose with comic personal essays. Here are growing-up stories of discovering 'The Feeling' during a third-grade sleepover and getting messed about by her parents during the Cabbage Patch craze, and grown-up tales of dealing with a sister who's off - and by 'off' she means Mormon. Chelsea never lets anyone off the hook, even herself, as she delivers page after page of irrevent humour, biting wit and deliciously off-kilter entertainment.

Did you know? * Prince Philip quit smoking on the night before his wedding. * Queen Mary refused to acknowledge the existence of the telephone. * Wallis Simpson admonished her lover, Edward VIII with the joke, 'You can't abdicate and eat it.' * The Tudors were originally called the Tewdwrs. * The Queen has sent around 100,000 telegrams to centenarians in the UK and the Commonwealth. Bestselling authors Noel Botham and Bruce Montague irreverently present everything you could ever possibly want to know about the Royals...and a little bit more! So raise the Union Jack, feed the corgis, make yourself a nice cup of tea, and enjoy this truly mind-boggling collection of totally useless information.

Following hot on the hilarious heels of Shit London comes the naughty, but very funny, Rude London. The book is 130 of the funniest, rudest and real photographs of London caught with its proverbial pants down. From hilarious real street signs to real pub names to an assortment of weird, wonderful and rude shop names, as well as the unexpected comedy that lurks on on every street corner, our beloved capital city is up to its knees in wonderful muck. Rude London expresses our pathological human need to point and laugh out loud at something silly, ridiculous and crass. Rude London, by focusing on the capital city that everybody loves to hate (and hates to love), becomes a great gift for that special someone who loves the London vibe and pace of life, and is also a perfect leaving present for one of the 23 million people who fly to London for its attractions each year. Not forgetting the 8 million people who live, work and commute to the dirty city everyday.

The first thing you need to know about 2012 is that it's just like any other year. And the second thing you need to that it really isn't...The Maya didn't make it their 'end date' for nothing..."2012" collects everything you need to know about how, why and what is going to happen in this apocalyptic year, as outlined in the ancient Mayan prophesies in a humourous and insightful way, the facts, the fantasties and the frankly extraordinary.

In August this year, inspired by a particularly horrendous date he'd just had and fed up with the trials of single life, journalist and author Rhodri Marsden invited his Twitter followers to send in their worst ever dating experiences (in 140 characters or less, of course). The result was astonishing. Within hours Rhodri was flooded with 1000s of crazy, shocking and hilarious true stories of dating disasters. And as the word spread, people all over the world began to submit their calamitous experiences, sending Rhodri's Tweet viral and attracting the attention of newspapers, TV shows and online magazines drawn to this incredible story. Crap Dates is the best from Rhodri's hilarious collection of real-life dating howlers, and is guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone who has ever had a bad date ...everyone: AdeleLBamber: He drank A LOT & talked about his sister A LOT. I left & he phoned +20 times. Last voicemail was him singing Billy Ocean at 4am. emilyhill1982: Told him I liked reading, he said he wanted to burn all libraries and then talked about football for hours. I hid in the loo. Abzbyrne: I had one who turned up, on a warm summer evening, in a huge arran jumper because he thought I'd like that being Irish.

Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?