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  • Published: 15 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552167116
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $24.99

The Bumper Book For The Loo

Facts and figures, stats and stories – an unputdownable treat of trivia




Now Wash Your Hands is a hilarious compendium of endless delights - and a hugely entertaining, unputdownable feat of nonsense in the bestselling tradition of This Book, That Book and The Other Book.

When Mitchell Symons wrote his extraordinary bestsellers This Book, That Book and The Other Book - all neatly combined in one sensational volume, The Ultimate Loo Book - he was judged by many to be the King of Trivia. In Now Wash Your Hands, this supremo of weird and wonderful, astonishing and inexplicable facts, figures, stats and stories returns with a bumper selection of trivialistic treats - each one more remarkable and, yes, even more trivial than anything he's compiled before.

For example, did you know that...

·The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m...
·There was once an internet rumour that Belgium doesn't exist...
·In 1830, King Louis XIX ruled France for just 15 minutes...
·All mammals have jaws but only humans have chins...
·Peru has more pyramids than Egypt...

Packed to the rafters with all manner of useful and useless information, lists of the biggest, the smallest, the best and the worst, Now Wash Your Handsis a hilarious compendium of endless delights - and a hugely entertaining, unputdownable feat of nonsense!

  • Pub date: 15 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780552167116
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 720
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Mitchell Symons

Mitchell Symons was born in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied Law. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning column for the Sunday Express. Mitchell has won the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Awards twice, for WHY EATING BOGEYS IS GOOD FOR YOU and DO IGLOOS HAVE LOOS?

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Praise for The Bumper Book For The Loo

“Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on earth”

Chris Tarrant

“Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on earth”

Chris Tarrant

“More interesting than the Bible”

Jeremy Clarkson


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