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That Book: ...of Perfectly Useless Information

That Book: ...of Perfectly Useless Information

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That Book: ...of Perfectly Useless Information

ratings:
4/5 (19 ratings)
Length:
485 pages
3 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Sep 7, 2010
ISBN:
9780062043702
Format:
Book

Description

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!

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 7, 2010
ISBN:
9780062043702
Format:
Book

About the author

Mitchell Symons is the author of Why Girls Can't Throw, as well as This Book, That Book, and The Other Book. The creator of dozens of crossword, trivia, and humor books, Symons is a columnist for London's Sunday Express.


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  • (5/5)
    Very fun to read. Broken down into short sections for people with short attention spans like me.
  • (4/5)
    See, these are the sort of books that I simply adore. Neither one of them were actually "little" except that they were somewhat shorter than regular hard back books. Both had 360+ pages, though, and were chock full of lists of interesting trivia. They reminded me a lot of the Book of Lists series from back in the 1970s, and covered a lot of the same sorts of things. People who dropped out of school, last words of famous people, men who were 7th sons of 7th sons (Glen Campbell and Perry Como, BTW), what famous people did during WWII, people who have/had a famous mother-in-law, this is the stuff I want to know about. LOL I thought these books were delightful. I had one or the other of them in the bathroom most of the month and when I finished them earlier this week, I went to put them on the shelf and the rest of my family asked me to leave them in there! LOL These both get a 5 for sure.