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It contains exactly what it promises. Completely useless information!
sigh. i love useless trivia. i really do.so i already knew much of what was offered by this book (a parliament of owls; flamingos aren't naturally pink; coca-cola invented santa claus, hitler was once man of the year) but i really loved what i learned (where the phrase "sleep tight" comes from; the fact that george washington rejected a movement to make him king, saying "i didn't fight george III to become george I"; oranges are technically berries).plus, the cover is pretty.
Most facts that are not well known like most Youtube Videos that basically repeat the same "little-known" facts. Each fact takes up a page and topics are kept together and change is topic is seamless. Quick and Interesting read. You get a whole picture if you read Little-Known Facts About Well-Known Stuff by: David Hoffman it like both halves make up the whole picture.
This book is a collection of unusual facts that can serve as entertainment or as serious starting points for intelligent conversations. One of my favorites is on page 2, “The Bible is available in nearly 2,500 languages, including Klingon, Vulcan and Romulan, three languages created for the ‘Star Trek’ series.” A great rejoinder if you are being preached to by someone practicing their holier-than-thou credentials. When they ask if you have read the Bible, you have the potential to respond that
Just what the title says, useless information. I love books like this. A few things I new but majority of the book I never heard. The one that stays with me is "Jack Nicholson appeared on the The Andy Griffith Show twice, in 1966 and 1967." Just wow, I did not know that, now I am going to have to find those episodes. This would be a great gift for that person who loves to test you, you know that type. They start with "Did you know...."Quick read that educates.
Nice quick read but I had heard a lot of these before.
Fun to read
Cute book of short info. It was fun to read.
Very quick read. Full of interesting facts, some I already knew, but mostly new info that either surprised me or made me laugh.
A friend loaned me this book. I love random facts and such so I thought I'd really love this book, but the facts were a little too random for me. They'd get interesting and then the next fact would completely change the topic. The facts were interesting, though, and delivered in a succinct way that would make them easy to remember. The book reminded me of a fact calendar where you get a fact a day because that is how they were worded. Anyway, I would recommended it to anyone who likes random fac...
A good portion of this book I already knew
I read this book in an hour and half. It was fun and short although a couple of the facts are a little outdated and maybe even a little misleading but for the most part it was a fun super easy quick read.
It was funny. And it has some really useless, but interesting information. There was a lot that I already knew, but there was some that I hadn't known at all.
Another great useless facts book to add to my collection of useless facts books! hahaha
this book was really amusing. It was fun to see what I already knew and even cooler to find out new fun useless facts. you can never know too many useless fact!
Now I know! ;)
Definitely the kind of book for me. My fiance's sister gave it to me. Smart move. Thanks, Ki!
I read this book in about an hour...a good little time waster that will fill your brain with random bits of trivia that are bound to come in handy if you ever audition to be on "Jeopardy"
accidentally saw this on booksale and i never regret buying it although some facts were completely random, others werent really useless at all
Pretty decent, as bathroom books go.
Inscribed : "Rene, Just in case you didn't. Jessie".
This took about 10 minutes to read and now I know all of the most completely useless facts.