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The Book of Useless Information

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What you may so cavalierly call useless information could prove invaluable to someone else. Then again, maybe not. But to The Useless Information Society, any fact that passes its gasp-inducing, not-a-lot-of-people-know-that test merits inclusion in this fascinating but ultimately useless book...

Did you know (or do you care)...

- That fish scales are used to make lipstick?
- Why organized crime accounts for ten percent of the United States's annual income?
- The name of the first CD pressed in the United States?
- The last year that can be written upside-down or right side-up and appear the same?
- The shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar(R)?
- How much Elvis weighed at the time of his death?
- What the suits in a deck of cards represent?
- How many Quarter Pounders can be made from one cow?
- How interesting useless information can be?

The Book of Useless Information answers these teasers and is packed with facts and figures that will captivate you--and anyone who shares your joy in the pursuit of pointless knowledge.



Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Tarcherperigee
Published: 06/27/2006
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.05h x 4.46w x 0.81d
ISBN: 9780399532696

About the Author
Noel Botham is chairman and founding member of the Useless Information Society. Botham and the rest of his team lurk mostly around London.