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The Book of Strange Facts and Useless Information (Dolphin Book) Paperback – March 20, 1979

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Series: Dolphin Book
  • Paperback: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (March 20, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385006187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385006187
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,146,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on May 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
I took this book out of the library in high school and returned it 5 years after I graduated. Now, I want to know where I can get my hands on another copy. It's great reading for someone who is laid up in bed and looking for some quick, light reading.
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My older brother bought a copy of this in the late 1970s when I was a kid, and I read it more than once. I recently bought a copy for my son, and he found it just as fun as I did. The content for the original version of Trivial Pursuit was taken from this book; so if you read this book, you will be astonishingly good at that game.
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This book made such an impression on me when I was 14 years old that I think of it often and always wondered where I could get it! I read it to my mom while she was in a coma... and she came out of it laughing! I'm serious! I love this book because it's easy to read in tough situations. Great light reading. A good bathroom book, too! :-)
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By A Customer on May 10, 1999
Format: Paperback
If I ever learned anything in my life it came from this book. I Can't remember half the stuff that I "Learned" in High School but I will always remember that it is impossible to sneaze with your eyes open and the origin of the seventh inning streach. Now if only they would re-release it so I can buy a copy or ten.
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By A Customer on January 14, 1998
Format: Paperback
I really like learning oddball facts and it comes in handy because I'm on my school's High Quiz Bowl Team. I learned some stuff I never would have even thought about before, like that natives in Melaysia bathe their babies in beer, or that female sea lions are pregnant 364 days a year.
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I found this book on my Dad's bookshelf in 9th grade, and feel in love with it. My friends always ask me to get it for them for Christmas, I wish they would re-release it! I love being able to add to the conversation with such fun, interesting facts. This is one of the best books ever
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