That Book ...of Perfectly Useless Information (Paperback)

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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 knowan indispensable boon to every true lover of trivia and marvelous minutia!

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060732547
ISBN-10: 0060732547
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: October 10th, 2006
Pages: 349
Language: English