1,001 Things You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., Aug 1, 2008 - Reference - 160 pages
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Trivia buffs of the world--this is your book! It’s crammed with 1,001 tidbits of information in such categories as Food & Drink, Television, Art, Business, Health, Religion, and many others. For example, did you know that every strawberry contains over 200 seeds? That the first organized labor strike in the U.S. occurred in Philadelphia in 1786, when local printers demanded higher wages? Or that Jack London was the first novelist to earn one million dollars from his writing? Highlighted with maps and illustrations, this compilation contains a wealth of lists, including the least densely populated countries, the educational institutions of the Ivy League, bands that played at Woodstock, and even the most annoying clich s, as voted by people in 70 countries.
 

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User Review  - melydia - LibraryThing

Most of the factoids in this book I already knew, and a fair majority of the rest were things I didn't care if I knew, but I did indeed find a solid handful of items I didn't know I wanted to know, so ... Read full review

Contents

Television
6
Movies
10
Animals
16
Politics
22
Weather
32
Art
36
Science
40
Education
46
History
90
Sports
99
Racing
102
Fashion
104
Sex
106
Business
110
Inventions
114
Health
116

Food Drink
50
Geography
58
Transportation
72
Celebrities
76
Numbers
82
Technology
88
Religion
120
Literature
122
Music
130
Language
136
Miscellaneous
144
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