The Book of Useless Information


Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399532696
Category: Humor
Page: 286
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Provides a compilation of offbeat trivia and little-known and pointless facts that range from how much Elvis weighed at the time of his death, to how many Quarter Pounders can be made from a single cow and what the suits in a deck of cards represent.

The Amazing Book of Useless Information

More Things You Didn't Need to Know But Are About to Find Out
Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440635717
Category: Humor
Page: 240
View: 7009

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From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Useless Information comes another fun, foolhardy and completely frivolous, fact-filled book. The Useless Information Society's latest collection, The Amazing Book of Useless Information, will answer questions readers never even knew they had. From space travel to the history of jelly beans, this wideranging, brain-teasing, and altogether useless book will give readers information to out-trivialize even their cleverest of companions. Features such fascinating facts as: - There is a town in West Virginia called Looneyville - Women can talk with less effort than men - Lemons have more sugar than oranges And answers to these life-changing questions: - What was the Ancient Roman cure for a stomachache" - What is a "buckle bunny?? - Where is the coldest place in the universe? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mega Book of Useless Information

An Official Usless Information Society Publication
Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1857829271
Category: Humor
Page: 300
View: 2533

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Continuing the sensational success of the Useless Information Series, the Official Useless Information Society bring you another essential compendium of everything you never needed but always wanted to know. If you are a lover of the wonderfully pointless, then this is the book for you.

The Best Book of Useless Information Ever


Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101203463
Category: Humor
Page: 224
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From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Useless Information comes another enlightening, entertaining, and ultimately useless assortment of trivia. If you find yourself transfixed by the most trivial of trivia, or mesmerized by the most minor of minutiae, The Useless Information Society's latest findings can satisfy your every need. This wide-ranging collection will fill every nook and cranny of your brain with information you'll surely never need, but will enjoy learning anyway! Did you know... - that penguins can jump six feet out of the water? - that everyone is color-blind at birth? Would you care to know... - what the first meal eaten on the moon was? - what country drinks the most Coca-Cola? (Hint: It's not the United States.) In 1995, a secret society was formed comprising Britain's foremost thinkers, writers, and artists to trade and share in useless information (or, as founding member Keith Waterhouse, playwright and journalist, would have it, "totally bloody useless").

The Ultimate Book of Useless Information

A Few Thousand More Things You Might Need to Know (But Probably Don't)
Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101051035
Category: Humor
Page: 224
View: 9995

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Bigger, better, and more useless than ever! In their groundbreakingly useless book, The Book of Useless Information, the members of the Useless Information Society proved that knowledge doesn't have to be useful to be entertaining. Now they present a new collection of their most fascinating, hilarious, and wholly trivial findings. The Ultimate Book of Useless Information includes such "did you knows" as: - Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite - The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing - And giraffes have no vocal cords

The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information


Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101589450
Category: Humor
Page: 192
View: 4852

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Did you know that the Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving? Or that Maine is the toothpick capital of the world, or that frogs have teeth? Do you want to know what a cockroach’s favorite food is, or how long it would take to drive to the sun? Amaze your friends and family by telling them that a baby giraffe is six feet long when it is born, or that tigers have striped skin! From the creators of The Book of Useless Information, this is an amazing collection of the wildest, oddest, funniest facts about history, science, food, animals, and more!

The Mammoth Book of Useless Information


Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782190872
Category: Humor
Page: 300
View: 6853

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Did you know... The Sumerians were the first to brew beer, and all the brewers were women? If you didn't - then read on. If you are intrigued by the odd, fascinated by the fantastic or tickled by trivia, then this is the book for you. The Useless Information Society was formed by some of Britain's best-loved journalists, writers and entertainers, including Keith Waterhouse, Richard Littlejohn, Suggs, Noel Botham, Ken Stott and Brian Hitchen. They meet regularly to swap new nuggets of trivia. This is the eighth collection of their absorbing, hilarious and wholly useless facts. An absolutely enormous collection, lose yourself in hundreds of pages of endlessly diverting facts that will keep you amused for hours.

The Bumper Book of Useless Information

An Official Useless Information Society Publication
Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781844544851
Category: Reference
Page: 288
View: 4338

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The Official Useless Information Society brings you another essential compendium of everything you never needed but always wanted to know. Were you aware, for example, that cigarettes contain honey? Or that a ferret will die if it cannot find a mate? Would you like to know what Madonna did before she was famous, or how many toothpick accidents there are every year? If you are a lover of the wonderfully pointless, then this is the book for you.

The World's Greatest Book of Useless Information

If You Thought You Knew All the Things You Didn't Need to Know - Think Again
Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101061359
Category: Humor
Page: 208
View: 9566

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From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Useless Information-a collection of even greater insignificance. More useless than ever before! Impress know-it-all friends with this all-new hodgepodge of frivolous facts and silly statistics that no one really needs to know. But honestly, how cool is it to find out that... ? There is a place in Maryland called Monkey's Eyebrow ? Giving yellow flowers is a sign of bad luck in Russia ? One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns ? Paper can be made from asparagus This is the book that will also tell you... ? The meaning of 'mageirocophobia' ? Where it is illegal to kill a butterfly ? Huckleberry Finn's remedy for warts ? What bodily fluid the Romans used as a hair treatment And much, much more!

The Essential Book of Useless Information

The Most Unimportant Things You'll Never Need to Know
Author: Don Voorhees
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101149010
Category: Humor
Page: 272
View: 9985

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More facts! Less substance! The newest entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling Useless Information series. The useless information never ends in the newest, most crucially meaningless entry in the Useless Information series. This latest cornucopia of amazingly pointless facts and figures will have trivia buffs marveling at all the things they never needed to know.

Bullshit Jobs

Vom wahren Sinn der Arbeit
Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608115064
Category: Political Science
Page: 560
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Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.

The Book of Royal Useless Information

A Funny and Irreverent Look at The British Royal Family Past and Present
Author: Noel Botham,Bruce Montague
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1857827252
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Continuing the sensational success of the Useless Information Series, the Official Useless Information Society brings you another essential compendium of everything you never needed but always wanted to know. A celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee this amazing volume contains all things royal such as: The popular misconception that the royal family cannot vote in political elections. It is only the Queen, herself, who is not allowed to vote. Other members of the family merely choose not to; • The Queen learned to drive in 1945 when she joined the wartime army but has never held a driving license; On the occasion of the Duke of Edinburgh's birthday, a Royal gun salute is fired, and the Union Jack is flown on government buildings from 8am until sunset; Lord Mountbatten, Prince Charles's uncle, tried to arrange a betrothal between his own grand-daughter, Amanda Knatchbull and Charles. Amanda's father and Prince Philip did not approve and put a stop to it; Harry has two secretaries to handle his fan-mail, which invariably comes from teenage girls asking him for a date. Hopefuls should be made aware that no royal contender may be adopted, divorced, Catholic or born of unmarried parents. In Tudor times Catholics were forbidden from living within 10 miles of the throne.

The Indispensable Book of Useless Information

Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any More Useless--It Does
Author: Don Voorhees
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101514795
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 7192

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Nothing you'll ever need to know is in this book The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues to prove that there are plenty of things in this world no one needs to know about. Why bother learning that... *Poland sells a drink called Fart Juice? *ATMs in Vatican City are in Latin? *a two-year-old learns about ten new words a day? *President George Washington checked out two library books that are now 220 years overdue? Do you really need to know... *how many clocks are in the Pentagon? *which state has towns called Intercourse and Virginville? *what WD-40 stands for? *the state with the fastest drivers?

The Perfectly Useless Book of Useless Information

You'll Never Need to Know Anything That's in This Book...But Read It Anyway
Author: Don Voorhees
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101187263
Category: Humor
Page: 256
View: 538

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It doesn't get any more useless than this! The most inconsequential entry yet in the #1 New York Times bestselling series proves that information is overrated. Your life won't be improved by knowing that... ? Frank Sinatra's mother was a convicted felon. ? Bugs Bunny was born in Brooklyn. ? The average American home contains $90 in loose change. ? It is illegal to use the American flag in advertising. And there's no good reason to also discover... ? Which game show host previously worked as a garbageman. ? Which day of week is the most popular to rob a bank. ? Which millionaire loaned his kidnapped grandson ransom money at 4 percent interest. ? Which country once had a dog for a king.

The Incredible Book of Useless Information

Even More Pointlessly Unnecessary Knowledge
Author: Don Voorhees
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611901
Category: Humor
Page: 272
View: 1406

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues to delight and astound with an all-new collection of surprisingly unnecessary facts and figures. Would it surprise you to learn… •it takes a sloth about a month to digest a meal? •more tourists visit France than any other nation in the world? •the United States still has debt from the Revolutionary War? Do you think you ever need to know… •what type of trees are most frequently struck by lightning? •how much a clerk was paid for penning the U.S. Constitution? •which celebrity uses the pseudonym Slappy White?

The Book of Useless Information


Author: Publications International, Ltd
Publisher: Publications International Limited
ISBN: 9781450807463
Category: Reference
Page: 704
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From the most unusual tourist attractions in the United States To The legend of Dracula, this mammoth book addresses virtually everything under the sun. If you're wondering about a topic—any topic—you're likely to find information about it here. This hard

Homo Deus

Eine Geschichte von Morgen
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406704026
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.

Jetzt! Die Kraft der Gegenwart

Ein Leitfaden zum spirituellen Erwachen
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
ISBN: 3899010094
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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Dieses Buch, bestechend in seiner Einfachheit und Poesie, ist ein Augenöffner und Herzöffner für jeden, vom Anfänger in spirituellen Dingen bis zum "alten Hasen". Alle Hintertürchen werden sanft geschlossen, bis wir vor dem Jetzt stehen. Hier ist ein Tor, sagt Eckhart, nutze es! Die englischsprachige Version des Buches ist schon seit Monaten ein Geheimtipp, nun ist endlich die Übersetzung da. Kein Wunder, dass Eckhart Tolle so begehrt ist - die größten, tiefsten Wahr-heiten klingen bei ihm so einleuchtend, schlicht und klar, dass man plötzlich alles versteht, ja, nicht nur versteht, sondern erlebt. Dieser Moment, das Jetzt, das Hier, der Körper...so einfach ist der Fokus, und in der Einfachheit - welcher Reichtum! In jedem Wort schwingt das eigene Erleben des Autors mit, seine Demut, seine Liebe, seine Radikalität, sein Mitgefühl. Die Sprache ist exquisit und zugleich unbedingt präzise. Sorgsam werden wir in das Thema und seine eigene Begrifflichkeit eingeführt, jede Frage, die uns kommen könnte, wird beantwortet, jeder Einwand entlarvt. Eckhart zeigt uns, dass wir von Toren umgeben sind, die alle ins Erwachen führen - das Jetzt ist eins davon, doch auch unsere Beziehungen können zu Toren werden, unsere Konflikte, unser Leid. Das Leben beschert uns ständig neue Gelegenheiten und Eckhart macht uns wach dafür, aufmerksam. Er gibt uns unsere Macht zurück, unser Leben, unser Jetzt zu nützen. Denn: wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann?