Mental Floss Presents Be Amazing

Glow in the Dark, Control the Weather, Perform Your Own Surgery, Get Out of Jury Duty, Identif

By Maggie Koerth-Baker; Will Pearson; Mangesh Hattikudur
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061251481, 320pp.)

Publication Date: April 2009

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Be amazing

Who says you can't? It's time to get off the couch and take your life to the next level.

Step one: stand on the shoulders of geniuses

What good are the world's greatest geniuses if you can't muddy their shoulder pads and use their accomplishments as a step stool? mental_floss has combed through every success story in history to deliver this ultimate how-to guide for climbing your way to greatness.

Step two: bask in the glow of admiring fans

Whether you want to glow in the dark, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, live forever, get out of jury duty, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, stop global warming, become a ninja, or simply be the center of the universe, Be Amazing covers all the essential life skills. Just absorb a few pages, then let the hero worship begin!

You will need:

  • A hunger for greatness
  • Some duct tape
  • This book

You may want:

  • Sidekicks and/or minions
  • An impressive nickname
  • An amazing outfit

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