Useless Knowledge: Answers to Questions You'd Never Think to Ask [NOOK Book]


How can your tongue get you arrested?
What dessert is as smart as the average adult?
What's louder: A jet plane at take-off or a hippo having sex?

In the form of a lively and eccentric course catalog, Useless Knowledge, ...
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Useless Knowledge: Answers to Questions You'd Never Think to Ask

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How can your tongue get you arrested?
What dessert is as smart as the average adult?
What's louder: A jet plane at take-off or a hippo having sex?

In the form of a lively and eccentric course catalog, Useless Knowledge, the brainchild of the creator of the wildly successful offers up loads of facts of little consequence for the hardcore trivia buff or the casual enthusiast. Inside, you'll find topics and entries like these:

The Core Curriculum
The Useless School of Animals
The sound that a camel makes is called "nuzzing".

The Useless School of Film
Warren Beatty's first job in the theater was a rat-catcher...backstage.

The Useless School of History
Not that he was immature, but Napoleon concocted his battle strategies in a sandbox.

The Useless School of Sports
It takes 3,000 cows to supply a single season's worth of footballs to the NFL.

There are also Useless Schools of Television, Biology, Science and Technology, Music, Geography, and Culinary Arts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466855946
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 335 KB

Meet the Author

Joe Edelman is the Useless-Infomaster who founded this popular website. He is an award-winning commercial, editorial, and fashion photographer. He lives in Lansdale, PA.

David Samson has written or co-written 11 books, including humorous, self-help, and autobiographical titles. He has worked as a senior creative executive at some of America's most prestigious advertising agencies. He divides his time between Beverly Hills and New York.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2002

    Fascinating reading -- and funny too!

    I picked this book up because I spotted the name of the second author (David Samson) and one of his other books ("Joy of Depression") is one of my favorites. (It's hilarious.) Well, his humor made this one great also. As did the information. I thought I knew who was the first President of the United States. Wrong. Plus now I know which company invented heroin and what other animal on the planet has human fingerprints besides us -- and it's not chimpanzees or gorillas! Thanks to hundreds of fascinating tidbits, it's hard to put this one down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know lots of really unusual but really fun things too and wants to enjoy reading about it. Dry it isn't!!

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