"I could be wrong, you know:" John Hodgman notes that while his book That Is All is intensely concerned with "the coming global superpocalypse," it also contains much information about travel and sports and wine, and is "not depressing."

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Mark Twain's story "A Presidential Candidate," in which he jokingly announces that he is running for president, kicks off Andy Borowitz's comedy collection.

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Ashrita Furman, seen here trying to break his own Guinness World Record for underwater juggling, currently holds the record for holding the most world records, at 119. But even Furman has had record ideas rejected, such as balancing the most salt shakers on an edge.

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Barry Duncan constructs a palindrome in a scene from Michael Rossi's documentary The Master Palindromist. "I happen to believe that I can change the world with reversibility," Duncan says.

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