#TIL (Paperback)

Today I Learned: Funny, Entertaining, and Educational Facts and Trivia About Everything from Jane Austen and Albert Einstein to Barbie and The Buddha

By Stephen Spignesi

Skyhorse, 9781510755512, 216pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

From Abraham Lincoln to Babe Ruth, movies and music to politics and biology, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Spignesi compiles five hundred facts in this addictive bathroom reader trivia book.

From history and science to sports and literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Spignesi offers eye-opening trivia in 500 facts inspired by the viral social media acronym TIL used on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and Facebook. #TIL: Today I Learned is sure to intrigue even the most jaded know-it-alls and walking encyclopedias, including little-known anecdotes and stories involving some of history’s most famous people, places, and things, like:

Stephen King
Downtown Abbey
Elton John
World War II
Jennifer Aniston
John Wayne Gacy
Call of Duty
Salem witch trials
Benjamin Franklin
“The Star Spangled Banner”
Jesus Christ
James Bond
Alexander Hamilton
O.J. Simpson
Titanic
George W. Bush
KFC
Lord of the Rings
UFO sightings
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
Donald Trump
Star Trek
Stephen Hawking
Pocahantas
Oprah Winfrey
The Wizard of Oz
Genghis Khan
Vincent Van Gogh
And many more!


About the Author

Stephen Spignesi is the author of nearly seventy books including the Skyhorse titles In the Crosshairs499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America’s Founding Fathers, and The Big Book of UFO Facts, Figures & Truth. Before retiring to write, edit, and lecture full time, he was a practitioner in residence for a decade at the University of New Haven, teaching English Composition and Literature, among other writing courses. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.