From Publishers Weekly
Following on the heels of Schott's Original Miscellany and Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany comes this compendium of trivia of the recreational persuasion, packaged to look not unlike a 19th century almanac or reference guide. Included are Naismith's original rules for basketball (dating from 1892), the contestants and winners of every Superbowl through XXXIX, a glossary of fox hunting terms, different types of fish bait (and the fish each are most likely to attract), a list of questions used by Gamblers Anonymous to assess the degree of a person's addiction and innumerable other morsels. Devoid of any organizational logic, the book is not intended for serious, cover-to-cover reading, but serves as a bet and argument settler that will find itself at home next to the cash register at sportsbars.
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'Schott's Original Miscellany stands out for its essential comic absurdity should appeal to the Stephen Fry in all of us' Financial Times 'One of the hits of the season - and with good reason - is Schott's Original Miscellany, conceived, written and designed by the admirable Ben Schott' Daily Mail 'Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany is already firmly ensconced in the bestseller lists When you read about the Scoville Scale, which charts the comparative heat of different chillis, you will wonder how you lived without it all this time' Finanical Times
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