For those of you that like to know strange facts and perhaps entertain others with your obscure knowledge, here are some books you could read.
Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan (599.35 S)
Rats are not usually the best conversation starter and should probably be left out of one's dinner conversation, and to most people they're disgusting little creatures that are better off dead than alive. They're everywhere and nobody really likes to think about them. But how have we tried to get rid of them and what part have they played in our history? By hanging around the alleys of New York, Robert Sullivan set out to find the answers.
The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus: All the Words; Volume One and Two (791.4572 C)
"Almost certainly nominated for something somewhere," these two books contain the 45 episodes of Monty Python's flying circus. Literally, all the words. If, through watching the episodes, you haven't yet been able to memorize all the lines, here is your chance.
Monty Python Speaks! by David Morgan (791.4572 M)
But wait, there's more! To compliment the witty sketches of Monty Python's Flying Circus, you can learn about how it all came to be in the first place. Monty Python Speaks is the history of the show as told by its founding members and many other people. The San Francisco Chronicle called it "the nearest thing imaginable to a group autobiography." Go behind the scenes with the actors to take a look at the show and their lives behind the scenes.
Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond (338.476 A)
Most people in this world love candy, but perhaps none so much as Steve Almond. He has had a piece of candy very single day of his life and thinks about candy about once an hour. That is why he noticed the disappearance of many delicious candy bars throughout the years. Thus he embarked on a journey through the nation to find out what happened and discover the truth about the candy business.
The Klingon Dictionary: English-Klingon, Klingon-English by Marc Okrand (791.45 O)