"That what I don't know, I don't think I know." - Socrates
Prepare to learn that you "don't know" a lot more than you think, thanks to The Book of General Ignorance by John Mitchinson and John Lloyd ($14). This tome of the trivial throws plenty of common conventions under the bus — such as the fact that camels store fat, not water, in their humps. Is it any surprise that one of the writers also pens the British TV show Quite Interesting?
If you've ever felt like using your LEGOs for more than just building static objects, this is the book for you. Forbidden LEGO: Build the Models Your Parents Warned You Against ($17) is an unauthorized book full of awesome LEGO projects, such as a toy gun that shoots LEGO plates, a candy catapult, and a continuous ping-pong ball launcher. Written by a former LEGO senior designer and former LEGO senior product manager, it's the ultimate how-to for building rogue LEGO creations. [via]