The good folks and our pals over at mental_floss are coming out with a new book: The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits.
The book is coming out October 28th, but if you pre-order one at Amazon, mental_floss will throw in a 6-month subscription to their magazine free!
I have all of the mental_floss books (and magazines, actually) and I can tell you that they're awesome. It's like Neatorama. Except in book form. Oh, and better: