Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany

Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany

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From the author of the international bestsellers Schott's Original Miscellany and Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany comes the third and most playful installment in the series: a miscellanist's wisdom from the worlds of sports, games, and idling.

What other sporting book will explain the rules of elephant polo; the perils of the Cresta Run; the link between crosswords and the devil; the story behind the Nike "swoosh"; or why surfing is the "Sport of Kings" (in Hawaii)? Which other volume will list the seven deadly sins of golf; the secrets of Houdini's Code; or the myriad personalities of the Pac-Man ghosts? Where else will you stumble across an account of Evel Kneival's broken bones, a detailing of Mike Tyson's tattoos, the nicknames for classic poker-hands, or every sporting ailment from jogger's nipple to housemaid's knee?

You don't have to be a sports fanatic to enjoy this irresistible volume of factual odds and ends. Schott's Sporting, Gaming, and Idling Miscellany scores big with its fascinating hodge-podge of sports- and activity-related trivia.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2005.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781582344065
158234406X
Branch Call Number: 796
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.

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