Encyclopedia of Useless Information (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Jun 1, 2007 - Humor - 388 pages
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Discover what all the other encyclopedias leave out

This is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia. Daring to cross-reference the un-cross-reference-able, to alphabetize what cannot be alphabetized, and to deliver the highest concentration of fun that can fit in one book's spine, this information is too useless to waste:

In Denmark, pigs go 'knor'; in Germany, horses go 'prrrh'; in ancient Greece, dogs went 'au au.' Italians sneeze 'ecci ecci.'

A teacher in Italy was disciplined in 1996 for passing students exam answers hidden in salami sandwiches.

In 1957 the U.S. air force completed a survey of the Atlantic Ocean but refused to divulge its width on the grounds that the information might be of military use to the Russians.

In Paris in 1740 a cow was hanged in public following its conviction for sorcery.
  

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Interesting but nothing special

User Review  - arec - Overstock.com

I didn't actually expect this book to be written as an encyclopedia, but I should have known by the name. While the book is interesting and sometimes humorous with entries that make you wonder, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abraham Ray - Goodreads

let's full of useless information. Read full review

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