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The Best Book of Useless Information Ever: A Few Thousand Other Things You Probably Don't Need to Know (But Might as Well Find Out) Paperback – December 18, 2007

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Noel Botham is chairman and founding member of the Useless Information Society. Botham and the rest of his team lurk mostly around London.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee (December 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399534288
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399534287
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #329,228 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While the material in these books is lots of fun, this is not a book that should be left lying around where younger readers to get their hands on it.

There are various entries in unexpected parts of the books that touch on sexual acts, some of which are decidedly outside social norms (including references to urine and "water sports", insects and formicophilia); same-sex relations (both positive and negative statements); genitalia; fellatio; and more.

For kids in high school, this may be acceptable, depending on the maturity of the child, but this is certainly not a book that should be left where children in the lower grades can read it without supervision and adult guidance.
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Loves these books! I get these books for my 70 year old uncle for his bday and for my 14 year old hard to buy for nephew! I keep a book in my car for when we are stuck in traffic, my 10 year old son reads it to pass time
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A fun book, great for irritating bar conversation. Really does have useful information presented in a humorous manner. Entertaining reading.
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Save your money, and buy a book that has factual information in it. I looked up some of the things in this book because they seemed hard to believe, and learned it was because they were not at all true. This is a waste.
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Did you know squirrels account for over 1 million trees planted per year because they forgot where they buried the nuts? If you like trivial information that is fascinating, this is the book! Purchase the other one as well. I love it as well as my students! There's always a chuckle to be heard when my students read it. I recommend it!
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This was one fun book. I ordered it for my hard to get for grandson for Christmas one year. Before I wrapped it and sent it off, I had to "preview" it. It was so fun to read about information I never knew existed and really didn't matter any how. Fun, fun. fun.
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If you're looking for the most random yet interesting info ever, buy this book and the ones similar to it. It's great. I've learned a lot and I like to dazzle my friends with the info I've come across.
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Interesting bathroom reader for kids and adults alike. Its full of Tidbits of information not usually found anywhere. I bought it for a boy that hates to read
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