The forty-eight diabolical Gardner puzzles collected in this deck have rewardingly offbeat setups, featuring learned professors who gallop up down-moving escalators, rose-red cities as old as time itself, and the walking habits of Immanuel Kant. The fun really comes in, however, with the demands they make on the would be solver’s powers of reason and the exquisite simplicity of their eventual answers. It is not too much to say that Gardner’s puzzles, not merely in a class by themselves, constitute a science unto themselves.
This deck of knowledge cards profiles every state. Along with the basics – such as capital, date of statehood, motto, population, and median household income – the cards showcase interesting and little-known facts and identify the Native Americans who inhabited the area when Europeans first arrived. The front of each card highlights the state’s geographic location on a map of the united states, making this deck an enjoyable quiz game as well as a compact reference tool.
This collection of Knowledge Cards presents a concise, informative look at 46 star groups. Each card has a chart of the featured constellation on the front; its position and area, brightest star and number of visible constituent stars, zodiac sign, and notes about its origin and history on the reverse. One card is a glossary of astronomical terms; another gives general information about the heavens. A great way to learn to navigate the night sky.
Amusing to our modern ear, the definitions of these 48 forgotten words are cause for laughter–at someone else’s expense. Each Knowledge Card introduces an antiquated insult and its dusty definition, complete with descriptions of the origins of the insult and some examples of usage. Describe your nosy neighbor who is a spatherdab (chatterer, gossip, or scandle-monger) or a strange officemate who is a gongoozler (idle person who stands staring for prolonged periods at anything out of the ordinary) with glee!
With 48 fact-filled cards per package, these Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information–all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Tastefully illustrated, the cards present a word on one side and its definition, quoted from a host of archaic references, on the other.
Written by Diane McGarvey. With questions on one side and answers on the other, these 48 fact-filled Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information-all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards! Perfect for students, teachers, science buffs, and the purely inquisitive, this deck is sure to spark your curiosity and encourage you to delve deeper into this fascinating subject.
This deck of Knowledge Cards covers forty-eight of Nature’s superlatives in the areas of geography, biology, and climate. Which mammal bears the most young? (No, not the rabbit.) Where will you find the world’s driest and wettest locations? (They’re both in South America.) Which insect is the most destructive? (One of their migrating swarms covered 2,000 square miles.) With fascinating answers to questions like these, Extreme Nature will delight inquisitive thrillseekers of all ages.
This deck of 48 cards takes the form of a sports history quiz, asking the reader to name important athletes, events, locales, and scores of the past hundred years. Along with the answer to its question, the back of each card presents an excerpt from a contemporary New York Times account.
Each card is an illuminating journey into the origin of the quotes, complete with a short biographical sketch about the speaker. This deck of 48 cards includes intriguing people such as Margaret Mead, Bob Dylan, Vincent van Gogh, Winston Churchill, and Florence Nightingale.
Here we have a truly killer Q&A deck-it’s a good set of mental monkey bars for individuals who want to keep their powers of memory in fit condition, and if put to work as the basis of a multiplayer quiz game, it’s guaranteed to cause an excited, hollering uproar. Quick: name the seven deadly sins, the twelve labors of Hercules, the eleven states of the Confederacy, the three musketeers, Santa’s eight reindeer (okay, that’s an easy one), and the six wives of Henry VIII (to balance out the easy one).
Learning to detect the underlying order that governs these puzzles is very unlike the type of thinking that most of us do in daily life. It’s refreshing and even liberating to give one’s brain such a good shaking out and airing! Answers appear on the opposite sides of each of the 48 cards in the deck.
This deck of Knowledge Cards presents 48 full-color images of freshly arrived animals by two renowned nature photographers. The back of each card gives information on the natural history of the animal depicted on the front, with emphasis on its early life.