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The Mega Book of Useless Information [Kindle Edition]

Noel Botham , The Useless Information Society
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Book Description

Perfect for trivia lovers, an astounding collection of amazing, mind-boggling, and utterly inconsequential findings


Did you know that fingernails are made from the same substance as a bird’s beak? That cigarettes contain honey? Or that a ferret will die if it cannot find a mate? For anyone fascinated by the trifling, or just plain desperate to know the answers to the most bizarre of questions, this volume is packed with a bevy of utterly useless data drawn from every imaginable area of knowledge. Tidbits include the finding that the amount of heat a person's body emits in 30 minutes is enough to bring half a gallon of water to a boil, and such nuggets as the fact that there are more than 30,000 diets on public record, and that the only animals that can get sunburn are pigs and humans. Humorous and alarmingly trivial, this is a fun look at all the things no one ever thought they would need to know.

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About the Author

Noel Botham is the chairman of the Useless Information Society and the author of several books, including The Best Book of Useless Information Ever, The Book of Useless Information, and The Ultimate Book of Useless Information.

Product Details

  • File Size: 741 KB
  • Print Length: 500 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1843582694
  • Publisher: John Blake (November 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008CIS1US
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #694,535 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Most Fun You Can Have With a Book! June 19, 2011
By Mimi
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a great book that will have you raising your eyebrows at times when you come across some very unusual facts. One note: It is poorly edited with a few repetitions and the monetary figures are not in US currency since it was published in England.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty interesting April 4, 2014
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I enjoyed reading this and would have given it more stars but there are some facts that are repeated and some grammar error s. Overall a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trivia! February 19, 2013
By Nikki
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Love, love, love trivia! This was full of very interesting trivia, that really is useless in real life, but completely enjoyable!
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More About the Author

In 1995, a secret society of Britain's foremost thinkers, writers, and artists formed to trade and share in what founding member, playwright and journalist Keith Waterhouse, would call "totally bloody useless" information-usually over a pint or two at a local pub. Now, The Useless Information Society regurgitates its bizarre findings for American readers in this first of what they threaten will be several volumes.

Noel Botham is chairman and founding member of the UIS.

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