That Book: ...of Perfectly Useless Information

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Harper Collins, Sep 7, 2010 - Social Science - 368 pages
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Did you know that . . .

John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from its owner in a poker game?

Hijinks is the only word in the English language with three dotted letters in a row?

The shortest war in history, between England and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted only thirty-eight minutes?

Want to learn which U.S. president was a descendant of King Edward III? Or which famous people lived to read their own obituaries? Then That Book is the book for you! From history to science to pop culture, here is an irresistible, enlightening, and absolutely addictive treasure trove of fascinating and fun little-known facts that no one needs to know—an indispensable boon to every true lover of trivia and marvelous minutia!

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
31
Section 3
35
Section 4
36
Section 5
81
Section 6
84
Section 7
87
Section 8
99
Section 14
198
Section 15
202
Section 16
207
Section 17
215
Section 18
216
Section 19
232
Section 20
249
Section 21
265

Section 9
114
Section 10
129
Section 11
155
Section 12
159
Section 13
164
Section 22
273
Section 23
323
Section 24
339
Section 25
341
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About the author (2010)

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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