The Other Book... of the Most Perfectly Useless Information

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Harper Collins, Jun 23, 2009 - Humor - 352 pages
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The latest entry in Mitchell Symons's trivia trifecta is chock-full of more obscure scientific facts, sporting stats, celebrity gossip, and pure trivia than ever!

Did you know that:

  • Polar bears cover their black noses with their paws for better camouflage?

  • John Steinbeck had to rewrite Of Mice and Men because his dog ate the first draft?

  • Wayne Newton is a descendant of Pocahontas?

  • Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood because metal was in short supply?

  • Brooke Shields and Glenn Close are cousins?

  • Diet Coke was invented in 1982. However, in 1379, a Mr. and Mrs. Coke of Yorkshire, England, named their daughter “Diot” (a diminutive of Dionisia, the predecessor of the modern-day name Denise)?

  • Male monkeys go bald in much the same way that men do?

  • James Gandolfini was voted Best Looking by his high school class?

If you are titillated by trivia or fascinated by facts, The Other Book . . . of the Most Perfectly Useless Information will keep you entertained for hours!

 

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Contents

Section 1
30
Section 2
133
Section 3
136
Section 4
153
Section 5
159
Section 6
169
Section 7
181
Section 8
183
Section 9
197
Section 10
210
Section 11
314
Section 12
333
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About the author (2009)

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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