Authors: Ken Jennings
Tags: #General, #Social Science, #Technology & Engineering, #Reference, #Atlases, #Cartography, #Human Geography, #Atlases & Gazetteers, #Trivia
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ALSO BY KEN JENNINGS
Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac
Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive,
Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs
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For my parents.
And for the kid with the map.
of an elliptical map projection
hey say you’re not really grown up until you’ve moved the last box of your stuff out of storage at your parents’. If that’s true, I believe I will stay young forever, ageless and carefree as Dorian Gray, while the cardboard at my parents’ house molders and fades. I know,
parents’ attic or basement has its share of junk, but the eight-foot-tall mountain of boxes filling one bay of my parents’ garage isn’t typical pack-rat clutter. It looks more like the warehouse in the last shot of
Raiders of the Lost Ark