That Book ...of Perfectly Useless Information

That Book ...of Perfectly Useless Information

By Mitchell Symons

HarperCollins Publishers, Paperback, 9780060732547, 349pp.

Publication Date: October 10, 2006

Description

Did you know that . . .

John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from its owner in a poker game?

Hijinks is the only word in the English language with three dotted letters in a row?

The shortest war in history, between England and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted only thirty-eight minutes?

Want to learn which U.S. president was a descendant of King Edward III? Or which famous people lived to read their own obituaries? Then That Book is the book for you! From history to science to pop culture, here is an irresistible, enlightening, and absolutely addictive treasure trove of fascinating and fun little-known facts that no one needs to knowan indispensable boon to every true lover of trivia and marvelous minutia!



About the Author
Mitchell Symons is the author of Why Girls Can't Throw, as well as This Book, That Book, and The Other Book. The creator of dozens of crossword, trivia, and humor books, Symons is a columnist for London's Sunday Express.