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Here's my review of The Book of Useless Information:

Did you know (or do you care)...

• That fish scales are used to make lipstick?
• Why organized crime accounts for ten percent of the United States’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 local pub. Now. The Useless Information Society shares its findings with American readers in this first of what they threaten will be several volumes."
~~back cover

I expected that the facts would be more exotic and eclectic. But they were pretty mundane, some I knew were incorrect, and on the whole, it was a pretty boring book.

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tse

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
~ John Foster Dulles

To ignore the facts does not change the facts
~ Andy Rooney

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. ~ Wayne Dyer



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8/31/16 3:42 P

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Graduated With Highest Honors In Fitness And Nutrition From Stratford Career Institute.

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