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  • Published: 3 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407074238
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Usefully Useless

Everything you'd Never Learn at School (But May Like to Know)

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A fascinating compendium of everything you’d never learn at school (but may like to know)

Usefully Useless is a gloriously diverse volume dedicated to the finest, most fascinating trivia in the world. Guaranteed to intrigue and amuse, its pages are filled with the sorts of remarkable information you would never learn, but will be overjoyed to discover. Each fact is irresistibly fun and intriguing – the essence of anecdote and dinner-party conversation that is essential in the adult world – and, above all, usefully useless.

Guaranteed to improve your mind, Usefully Useless contains a wealth of miscellany on a vast range of topics, including Literature, Geography, Food, Science, the Natural World and Sleep – from the export of frogs’ legs to the longest Monopoly game completed in the bath. Usefully Useless provides answers to such eternal questions as:

Which British league football team’s name has no letters that one could colour in with a pen?

Why are astronauts banned from eating baked beans?

What was the original colour of Coca-cola?

Which key do houseflies buzz in?

Which famous animal did John Wayne win in a poker game?

Find out these answers and many, many more in Usefully Useless, the essential guide to the facts you never thought you’d need to know.

  • Pub date: 3 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407074238
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Mark Hanks

Mark Hanks is the author of thirteen books, including Usefully Useless, the highly successful 'Harry Oliver' series, and several ghostwriting projects. With his wife Jo, he is the co-author of Mum Knows Best. They live in domestic bliss in Bollington, Cheshire.

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