Noel Botham is chairman and founding member of the Useless Information Society. Botham and the rest of his team lurk mostly around London.
I'm unsure how this book was compiled, but I'm glad it was a gift.
It would be a tedious process to cite sources for all this "useless information", but without verification, the book itself is useless.
The format of this book is basically just several one or two sentence "facts" per page with no sources to back it up.
This should be titled "The Useless Book Of Often Inaccurate Information". If you do a quick Google search of some of the "facts" stated herein you'll find some of... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Steve Scott
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 3 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 8 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 8 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 13 months ago by Eden Isaac