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50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know by Russell Kick1
50 Things You're Not Supposed To Know, Volume 2 by Russell Kick2
100 Things You're Not Supposed To Know by Russell Kick3

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  1. The Disinformation Book of Lists by Russell Kick (2004)
  2. Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult by Richard Metzger (2003)
  3. The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11 and the Loss of Liberty by Jim Marrs (2006)
  4. 50 Facts That Should Change the World by Jessica Williams (2004)
  5. Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-ups by Robert Anton Wilson (1998)
  6. The Little Book of Conspiracies: 50 of the World's Greatest Theories (May 2008) by Joel Levy (2000)
  7. Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq by Sheldon Rampton (2003)
  8. An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields of Human Knowledge by Richard Zacks (1997)
  9. Conspiracies and Cover-Ups by David Alexander (2002)
  10. The Book of Lists by David Wallechinsky (1977)
  11. Trust Us We're Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future by Sheldon Rampton (2001)
  12. mental_floss: The Book: The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory by Will Pearson (2011)
  13. The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures: 1,001 Things You Hate to Love by Sam Stall (2004)
  14. The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time by Jonathan Vankin (1996)
  15. Psychic Dictatorship in the U.S.A. by Alex Constantine (1995)

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