Ever wonder which U.S. presidents never attended college? Or the
names of all the recipients of "People" magazine's "Sexiest Man
Alive" award? How about the rundown of famous directors' first
feature films, the names of celebrities who have received an
honorary degree at Harvard, or the types of items that are
absolutely forbidden on eBay?
Find answers to these questions and hundreds of others in "Assorted
Trifles," a collection of the most tantalizing trivia that puzzle
expert Stanley Newman has encountered in his career. Open it and
sample one or two. You never know what you're going to get.
A sampling of "Assorted Trifles":
Shakespeare opening lines * Prohibited items on eBay * Celebrity
epitaphs * Husbands of Elizabeth Taylor * Beatles #1 tunes *
Woodstock '69 performers * Expressions from the Bible * Names of
popes * Common phobias * Unusual museums * Major cities on Route 66
* Countries' former names * Chinese zodiac animals
Stanley Newman is the editor of "Newsday's" nationally
syndicated crossword and the coauthor of the best-selling "10,000
Answers: The Ultimate Trivia Encyclopedia," He runs trivia
tournaments, hosts an annual puzzle cruise, and has written or
edited more than 100 books.
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