Three new books will delight trivia buffs, fans of weird facts and smarty-pants of every stripe.
Stupid American History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness and Mythconceptions (Andrews McMeel Universal) by Leland Gregory compiles corrections — Betsy Ross didn't make the first U.S. flag — and oddities: Richard Nixon was the first president nominated for a Grammy.
That's Not in My Geography Book (Taylor) by Kate Kelly is the latest in a popular series, going beyond your middle school textbook to explore the world's explorers and how they achieved their feats.
Who Killed Iago? A Book of Fiendishly Challenging Literary Quizzes (Perigee) by James Walton is exactly what its title promises, with brain-twisting bibliophile challenges based on BBC Radio 4's quiz show The Write Stuff.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor