Did you know that prairie dogs kiss more often if humans are watching? That people who have just ridden an "up" escalator are twice as likely to donate to charity as those descending? That the rich are more likely to steal candy from children? And that babies who wake to breastfeed at night may do so to thwart the conception of a sibling?


Such perverse nuggets of scientific discovery are assembled in Findings, the bizarre and beloved back-page column of Harper's Magazine, the nation's oldest literary monthly magazine. Now these surreal shards of knowledge take on new life with delightful illustrations by Graham Roumieu (author of the cult classic, In Me Own Words: The Autobiography of Bigfoot). Written by Harper’s Magazine contributor Rafil Kroll-Zaidi (with prefatory remarks by Patton Oswalt), Findings is funny, informative, and occasionally wondrous.