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About the Author

HENRICUS ALBERTUS BOLI was born in 1783 in York, Penna., the son of a local physician and typefounder. He showed an early aptitude for literary studies, and at the age of eight astonished his Latin master by successfully declining three nouns previously regarded as indeclinable. About a year later, he published his first volume of verse, an epic poem in twenty-four books describing a journey from York to Hanover, Penna. Having established his reputation, Dr. Boli continued his literary pursuits. Shortly after graduating from the Central Pennsylvania School for Unusual Boys, he invented the letter M, the income from which was enough to relieve him from the necessity of remunerative labor. He therefore turned his attention to works of charity. Saddened by the plight of Portuguese refugees, he organized and supervised the construction of Portugal, where at last they might have a home of their own. Meanwhile he diverted himself by writing a number of popular novels under the pen name “Anthony Trollope.” At about the same time he founded his celebrated Magazine, whose flattering success continues to the present.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466411767
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466411760
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,632,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Boli has hit a real home run with this one. This book provides hours of misinformative fun for the kids, at a fraction of the cost of real information--1/150 the cost of a real encyclopedia, to be precise. Dr Boli has succeeded at so many endeavors in his 200+ years, so we should not be surprised if we find the world a better place after he has so generously shared with us the bouquets of misinformation he has lovingly collected over the last two-plus centuries.
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This thin but endlessly entertaining volume scarcely needs a review. It seems like a fairly self-explanatory type of book, in my opinion, but a few words in its favor certainly couldn't hurt. Dr. Boli's "Encyclopedia of Misinformation" is lightweight in more ways than one. It comes out to only 166 pages printed, but each page has multiple faux-encyclopedic entries with lies about all manner of topics. From Angels ("the number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin is strictly regulated by canon law") to Artichokes ("a member of the hedgehog family") to Elephants (which "have a flawless memory for addresses and telephone numbers, but are not very good with names") to Gold ("in Texas, gold is commonly known as 'yellow oil'") and beyond, very few realms of human knowledge escape the spread of Dr. Boli's misinformation campaign.

Great for quoting while tipsy at a party, or just for starting off your children's education right, Dr. Boli's "Encyclopedia" is a worthwhile addition to anybody's library. Here's looking forward to Volume 2.
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