Noel Botham is chairman and founding member of the Useless Information Society. Botham and the rest of his team lurk mostly around London.
The format of this book is basically just several one or two sentence "facts" per page with no sources to back it up.
Once I read "facts" that I knew weren't true, it made me doubt every other statement in the book and made me realize that I had wasted my time.
It would be a tedious process to cite sources for all this "useless information", but without verification, the book itself is useless.
The whole series is goofy fun. Trivia for days, these books are great for car trips and have enough different sections to grab anyone's interest.Published 2 months ago by Xan
I read the reviews on this where some people claimed some of the facts to be false. I didn't care much because it was so much fun to read but I did come across some "facts"... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Francine E. Saavedra
I picked this up at a thrift store. By page 62, I had found three errors, and if I, in my limited knowledge, found that many, I have to wonder how many errors are contained in... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laurie
Just to add my own insight here: the book claims that after the comic strip Popeye came out, spinach sales skyrocketed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by M. Ash
Information, no matter how obscure is never useless, Obscure though it may be it recognises an event or a statistic that exists and is important .... to someone. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mahatma Coat
As long as you assume the author pulled these "facts" out of his posterior you will be ok. Use this book to try to win any bar bet and you will lose dismally... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lois Bradbury
This book series is filled with crazy facts & information about state laws, weird animal facts, personality facts, etc. It's so funny to read. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Eden Isaac
I work as an editor, so I thought it might be fun to use this book as a source of trivia about the English language that I could share with my coworkers. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James Burke
The book was smaller that I thought it would be but it was gift and was appreciated by the recipient.Published 18 months ago by Dixie49