I write Now I Know, a free trivia/interesting facts email newsletter which goes to over 100,000 people a day. My first book came out last year and my second hits shelves on November 1st. AMA!
This is Now I Know. A bunch of redditors already subscribe total and I'm a long-eight-year redditor myself. Last year, the Now I Know book came out and my second book, Now I Know More comes out November 1 and is available for pre-order now.
What I write about is idiosyncratic -- if it's new to me and fascinating, I write about it. Here are five recent ones, to give you a taste:
- The US took Guam from Spain in the Spanish-American War without much of a fight, because the Spaniards holding Guam didn't know they were at war.
- Before cosmonauts go to space, they pee on a bus.
- One of the flaws on the ceiling of Grand Central Terminal is also a hidden health message.
- You actually can die from a broken heart.
One creative way to fight Ebola? Write a song about it.
And from my first book, reprinted in the newsletter: Where your luggage goes after the airline loses it.
All the archives are here and you can subscribe for free. They're kind of random, but hopefully interesting.
Keep the questions to Now I Know and I'll answer just about anything. I'll also answer questions about baseball, just because. And most other stuff as well.