Good Job, Brain!: Trivia, Quizzes and More Fun From the Popular Pub Quiz Podcast

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MIND-EFFING FACTOIDS AND QUIRKY COMMENTARY THAT GIVE THE TRADITIONAL TRIVIA BOOK A FUN REBOOT
Which came first, Brad Pitt or lasers? Who, what, or where is “shrapnel” named after? And can you really use cheese to tell the future? These questions and many more are answered in Good Job, Brain!, a collection of freaky facts, perplexing puzzles, and quirky quizzes based on the award-winning podcast of the same name.
So step up, silly scholars seeking stupendous stimuli, for some...
•CRAZY-BUT-TRUE STORIES •HILARIOUS QUIZZES •REBUS PUZZLES •CHALLENGING CROSSWORDS •STRATEGIES AND TIPS TO WIN AT PUB QUIZ
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About the author

Karen Chuis a co-host of the Good Job, Brain! podcast, a designer at Twitch, brews mead, runs marathons in costume, and is way into vexillology.

Colin Felton is a co-host of the Good Job, Brain! podcast, a designer and web developer, and collects an unhealthy amount of Star Wars droids.

Dana Nelson is a co-host of the Good Job, Brain! podcast, is a prolific game designer, is a word nerd and pop culture enthusiast, and not Belgian.

Chris Kohler is a co-host of the Good Job, Brain! podcast, contributing editor for WIRED, collects videogames and is the author of Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life.
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Publisher
Ulysses Press
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Published on
Aug 22, 2016
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781612436258
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Language
English
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Genres
Games & Activities / Puzzles
Games & Activities / Quizzes
Games & Activities / Trivia
Reference / Trivia
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This content is DRM protected.
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