The Book of Useless Information


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Thousands of didn’t think you needed to know . . . and probably don’t
Did you know (or do you care) . . .
  • that fish scales are used to make lipstick?
  • why organized crime account for 10 percent of the United State’s annual income
  • the name of the first CD pressed in the United States?
  • the last year that can be written upside down or right-side up and appear the same?
  • the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar®?
  • how much Elvis weighed at the time of his death?
  • what the suits in a deck of cards represent?
  • how many Quarter Pounders® can be made from one cow?
  • how interesting useless information can be?
The book of Useless Information answers these teasers and is packed with facts and figures that will captivate you – and anyone who shares your joy in the pursuit of pointless knowledge.
In 1995, a secret society was formed comprising Britain’s foremost thinkers, writers, and artists to explore the world’s most bizarre nooks and crannies and to trade and share useless information (or, as founding member Keith Waterhouse, playwright and journalist, would have it, “totally bloody useless”) – usually over a pint or two at a local pub. Now, The Useless Information Society shares its findings with American readers in this first what they threaten will be several volumes.


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