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 Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information


Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101589450
Category: Humor
Page: 192
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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 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
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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 Extraordinary Book of Useless Information

The Most Fascinating Facts That Don't Really Matter
Author: Don Voorhees
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399165177
Category: Humor
Page: 243
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Amidst the chaos of World War II… In a land of brutality and bloodshed… One death can still change everything. In war-torn Yugoslavia, a beautiful young filmmaker and photographer—a veritable hero to her people—and a German officer have been brutally murdered. Assigned to the case is military intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt. Already haunted by his wartime actions and the mistakes he’s made off the battlefield, he soon finds that his investigation may be more than just a murder—and that the late Yugoslavian heroine may have been much more brilliant—and treacherous—than anyone knew. Maneuvering his way through a minefield of political, military, and personal agendas and vendettas, Reinhardt knows that someone is leaving a trail of dead bodies to cover their tracks. But those bloody tracks may lead Reinhardt to a secret hidden within the ranks of the powerful that they will do anything to keep. And his search for the truth may kill him before he ever finds it.

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: 9780399533501
Category: Reference
Page: 213
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An entertaining collection of fascinating, pointless, and whimsical trivia features facts and statistics that cover such areas as show business and celebrities, sports, food, religion, literature and art, science and nature, and other fields. Reprint.

The Book of Totally Useless Information


Author: Don Voorhees
Publisher: Mjf Books
ISBN: 9781567312669
Category: Humor
Page: 189
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Provides answers to such questions as "Was there ever a real Aunt Jemima?" "What is the difference between bourbon and Scotch?" "Why do trains have a caboose?" and "Why do we give names to hurricanes?"

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 Incredible Book of Useless Information

Even More Pointlessly Unnecessary Knowledge
Author: Don Voorhees
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611901
Category: Humor
Page: 272
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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 Amazing Book of Useless Information Holiday Edition

More Things You Didn't Need to Know But Are About to Find Out
Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399537387
Category: Reference
Page: 240
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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 Mammoth Book of Useless Information


Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782190872
Category: Humor
Page: 300
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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 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
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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: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399535369
Category: Humor
Page: 257
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The newest entry in the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling Useless Information series offers a cornucopia of amazingly pointless facts and figures that will have trivia buffs marveling at all the things they never needed to know.

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: 9255

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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 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
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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.

That Book

...of Perfectly Useless Information
Author: Mitchell Symons
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062043706
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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Did you know that . . . John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from its owner in a poker game? Hijinks is the only word in the English language with three dotted letters in a row? The shortest war in history, between England and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted only thirty-eight minutes? Want to learn which U.S. president was a descendant of King Edward III? Or which famous people lived to read their own obituaries? Then That Book is the book for you! From history to science to pop culture, here is an irresistible, enlightening, and absolutely addictive treasure trove of fascinating and fun little-known facts that no one needs to know—an indispensable boon to every true lover of trivia and marvelous minutia!

The Bumper Book of Useless Information

An Official Useless Information Society Publication
Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781844544851
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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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 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
ISBN: 9781843587903
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 339
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From the bestselling author of The Big Book of Useless Information comes the essential compendium of everything you could ever possibly want to know about the royal family and a little bit more Did you know that the Queen learned to drive in 1945 when she joined the wartime army but has never held a driving license? Or that Queen Mary refused to acknowledge the existence of the telephone? Bestselling authors Noel Botham and Bruce Montague irreverently present everything you never needed but always wanted to know about all things royal. So raise the Union Jack, feed the corgis, make yourself a nice cup of tea, and enjoy this truly mind-boggling collection of totally useless information.

The Super Book of Useless Information

The Most Powerfully Unnecessary Things You Never Need to Know
Author: Don Voorhees
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545135
Category: Reference
Page: 272
View: 6879

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Faster than a speeding bullet, more useless than ever before. The #1 New York Times bestselling series reaches new heights of irrelevance with this powerfully pointless, all-new collection of the things you never need to know. Do you actually care that... there are three feet of DNA in every cell? Saturn has 47 moons? March is National Frozen Foods Month? in 2010 a traffic jam in China lasted ten days? Would it improve your life to know... which movie star wanted to be a funeral director? which state has the most horses per square mile? which dictator was obsessed with Cheetos? what day of the year the most cars are stolen in the United States?

The Most Amazing Book of Useless Information of Them All

An Official Useless Information Society Publication
Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Blake Pub
ISBN: 9781844543038
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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Were you aware that, relatively speaking, the skin of a pear is thicker than that of planet Earth? If you weren't - then this is the brain stretching book for you, whether you treasure trivia, or are dotty for data or just a stickler for statistics.