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You hold in your hands the ultimate trivia guide. Organized in thematic sections, That Book covers a world of learning by an author whos developed game shows (he was the creator of the first "fastest-finger" game-show quiz) and was one of the original contributors to the international editions of Trivial Pursuit. Want to know which U.S. president is a descendant of King Edward III? Or which famous people lived to read their own obituaries? That Book covers these inessential facts and more ...

Not since Schotts Original Miscellany has there been such a delectable feast of useless information. That Book is an encyclopedia of honest-to-god facts from the bizarre to the mundane that will have you alternately shaking your head in wonder and holding your sides in laughter. Bathroom -- or bedside -- reading just doesnt get any better than this -- or That.

Biographie de l'auteur

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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Gee; I didn't know that! 9 mai 2007
Par J. Guild - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
This little tome does an excellent job of what it proposes to be.

There is no way to tell exactly how many little facts that you will find in this gem of "useless" information;but there has got to be a thousand or more.. Facts are facts,and information is information;but who is to say what is "useful" and what is "useless"?

There is absolutely no crireria as to what should be included or excluded in a book like this. I guess, the one point that is important ,is that it is a factual bit of informtion. It is a great book for someone who has little or no attention span,someone who loves trivia,someone who likes to throw in a comment when someone else is doing all the talking and thinks they know it all. Absolutely nobody can know everything in the book and it is highly unlikely that anyone would know even 1% of what is contained between its covers.

A check of the Book Stats showed that the book has a Fog Index of 15.2. That is a surprisingly high Index for a book that is so simple to read and understand. I would have guessed it was 4 or 5.

A great little book to leave around for anyone from the age of 7 to 107 to kill a little time. It can be picked up,opened at any page and start reading.

Here's just a sampling of the kind of stuff you'll find here;

"Pricilla Presley became a mother again after becoming a grandmother."

"111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321"

"Hijinks is the only word with three dotted letters in arow."

"Rod Stewart was a gravedigger before becoming famous."

"Elton John's real name is Reginald Dwight."

"Marilyn Monroe overcame a stammer."

"Tony Curtis served in the U.S. Navy in the Paciic,where he witnessed

the Japanese surrender."

"President George Bush was the U.S. Navy's youngest- ever fighter pilot.

He flew fifty-eight missions and was once shot down and rescued.He won

5 medals."

"Milke Love,Pancho Villa and Zsa Zsa Gabor each married 9 times outdoing Elizabeth Taylor (twice to the sameman),Mickey Rooney,Alan Jay Lerner and Artie Shaw;who each married 8 times."

"The elephant is the only mammal that can't jump;but is the only animal other than humans that can stand on its head.

"The most shoplifted book in the U.S. ...The Bible."

So, there you go, bet 'ya didn't know that;and the book is filled with just such earth shattering info.
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Don't believe the others 10 avril 2007
L'évaluation d'un enfant - Publié sur Amazon.com
Wow, a lot of these reviews are wrong. I'm not a kid, nor do I want to reveal my name on the internet. This book is so good at, well, "perfectly useless information." If people don't want to know the average person swallows 8 spiders in their lifetime, they don't have to but this book. I couldn't put it down, most of it is about celebrity stuff, but there is a lot of other good info. i got it for $9.99 at borders but this amazon price is unbeatable, buy all 3 and you can almost reach free shipping. They're definitely worth it, I couldn't put it down.
that book 23 janvier 2014
Par keystone s. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié Achat vérifié
I already have one of these books.. I just got this one a few days ago. I read it and loved it.. cracked up on the page where he was quoting mark twain...
Interesting 23 septembre 2011
Par hrg - Publié sur Amazon.com
Nice collection of facts and trivia. I enjoyed thumbing through it and learning things I didn't know or even knew I didn't know.
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Wonderful! 23 novembre 2004
Par Paul Richards - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
I just bought this book - THIS BOOK! - and I can't put it down! It's so good and I'm learning things I never thought I needed to know - like Famous People Who Lived In Their Cars!!!

I'm going to give it to everyone I know!
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