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The Encyclopedia of Useless Information (Paperback)

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    Discover what all the other encyclopedias leave out

    This is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia. Daring to cross-reference the un-cross-reference-able, to alphabetize ......more

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Discover what all the other encyclopedias leave out

This is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia. Daring to cross-reference the un-cross-reference-able, to alphabetize what cannot be alphabetized, and to deliver the highest concentration of fun that can fit in one book's spine, this information is too useless to waste:

In Denmark, pigs go 'knor'; in Germany, horses go 'prrrh'; in ancient Greece, dogs went 'au au.' Italians sneeze 'ecci ecci.'

A teacher in Italy was disciplined in 1996 for passing students exam answers hidden in salami sandwiches.

In 1957 the U.S. air force completed a survey of the Atlantic Ocean but refused to divulge its width on the grounds that the information might be of military use to the Russians.

In Paris in 1740 a cow was hanged in public following its conviction for sorcery.

Author:
Hartston, William
Genre:
HUMOR / General
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
407
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hysteria Pubns
Publish Date:
05/15/2007
Copyright Year:
2007
ISBN:
9781402208287
Height:
7.5 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.96 lb
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  • Interesting but nothing special

    I didn't actually expect this book to be written as an encyclopedia, but I should have known by the name. While the book is interesting and sometimes humorous with entries that make you wonder, it wasn't really anything special. I would consider this a good book for long bathroom visits or for bored patients waiting in a doctor's office.

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