My mum bought this book for me and my sisters about 5 years ago now and ended up having to get us one each it caused so many problems. I'm now 18 and still find it funny to read and have discovered I use it as a reference books at times. While some of the information is useless (such as the 'the bell rang before I got here' excuss for being late to school - just won't work!), the international distress signals and different ways of making a fire have , I'm sure, got to come in handy at some point. I have already found things like the continents (my geographys dire) and the dinosaur extinction theories useful at school. And of course, I am still trying to find somewhere that will let me milk a cow after reading how to do it on page 12. Brilliant book.