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The Encyclopedia of Useless Information Paperback – 15 May 2007

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  • Paperback: 407 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Hysteria; 1 edition (15 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402208286
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402208287
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Discover what all the other encyclopedias
leave out
This is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia. Daring to cross-reference the un-cross-reference-able, to alphabetize what cannot be alphabetized, and to deliver the highest concentration of fun that can fit in one book's spine, this information is too useless to waste:
In Denmark, pigs go ?knor?; in Germany, horses go ?prrrh?; in ancient Greece, dogs went ?au au.? Italians sneeze ?ecci ecci.?
A teacher in Italy was disciplined in 1996 for passing students exam answers hidden in salami sandwiches.
In 1957 the U.S. air force completed a survey of the Atlantic Ocean but refused to divulge its width on the grounds that the information might be of military use to the Russians.
In Paris in 1740 a cow was hanged in public following its conviction for sorcery.


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