The Book of Useless Information

The Book of Useless Information

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by Noel Botham
     
 

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What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book...

 Did you know (or do you care)...

• That fish scales

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Overview

What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book...

 Did you know (or do you care)...

• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?
• Why organized crime accounts for ten percent of the United States’s annual income?
• The name of the first CD pressed in the United States?
• The last year that can be written upside-down or right side-up and appear the same?
• The shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar®?
• How much Elvis weighed at the time of his death?
• What the suits in a deck of cards represent?
• How many Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow?
• How interesting useless information can be?

The Book of Useless Information answers these teasers and is packed with facts and figures that will captivate you—and anyone who shares your joy in the pursuit of pointless knowledge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399532696
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
204,041
Product dimensions:
4.48(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Noel Botham is chairman and founding member of the Useless Information Society. Botham and the rest of his team lurk mostly around London.

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The Book of Useless Information 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
starbucks501 More than 1 year ago
This is great to look at when you are bored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is nice to read something that takes you away from everyday thoughts. Useless information can be stimulating to the mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Book of Useless Information contains hundreds of facts about things that I never would have even thought about. It contains facts about topics ranging from inventions to animals to famous people. If you are a big trivia person, this is certainly the book for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny! I laughed out loud! LOL!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So stupid! And yet, fast and easy to read. I love it! :)
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Est book ever wriiten. I retain wierd facts easily and these facts are a great conversation filler or starter! Buy buy buy it!!!!!
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Its so useless
Guest More than 1 year ago
Some of the items are amusing, but too many of them are urban legends, rumors, etc. I suspect that nothing was verified, making this similar to the factoids floating around the Net.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See above.