Britannica Brainbusters

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With clever riddles written in rhyme by Encyclopaedia Britannica's Executive Editor and puzzles by the illustrator of the Jumble®, this original and engaging book will challenge and delight puzzle-lovers and trivia buffs alike. Featuring five original puzzle types, they cover a wide range of subjects, from film and pop culture and food and drink to history, science, space, and sports and everything in between. Each chapter is followed by an extended answer key that draws on Encyclopaedia Britannica's vast knowledge for explaining every person, place, or thing discussed in a riddle. Never before have trivia, knowledge, and puzzles come together in a more captivating format than in Britannica Brainbusters.


Jeff Knurek is an award-winning toy, puzzle, and game inventor; a consumer product developer; a graphic artist; and an illustrator. He has illustrated the cartoons for the Jumble® word puzzle since 2008 and is the creator of Family Fun magazine's Toy of the Year award winners Monster Under My Bed and What's In Ned's Head? He lives in Fishers, Indiana.

Theodore Pappas is Executive Editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have appeared in a wide assortment of publications, including the American Scholar, the London Spectator, and the Chicago Tribune; he has appeared on the CBS Evening News, FOX News, and NPR and been interviewed for stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Vanity Fair. He has made repeat appearances on the Today Show’s weekly “Who Knew?” quiz segment and Michael Feldman’s “Whad‘Ya Know?” radio quiz show and trained contestants for the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? television show. He lives in the Chicago area.