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Did you know this...
Billy Crystal's childhood babysitter was the legendary Billie Holiday?
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky?
The dot above the letter "i" is called a "tittle"?
Would you like to know which celebrities died virgins, or which novel was the first written on a typewriter? Or are you simply looking for some way to entertain yourself in the bathroom? Would you like to know the working titles of the Beatles' songs, or what things were invented by women? Answer "yes!" to any or all of these questions and This Book--like That Book--is the book you've been waiting for!
Of course you have! (Or if you haven't, perhaps you should.) Now Mitchell Symons, the reigning King of All Pointless Trivia, carries his inquisitiveness unabashedly into the bedroom and emerges with a smile, answering not only the above but also a veritable "pornucopia" of scandalous and sexual conundrums. So for all of you burning to learn that an octopus has sex for ten straight hours or intensely curious about "uncircumcision," the astute Mr. Symons pulls back the covers to expose it all--from pick-up lines to popular positions to the greatest of all male and female sexual lies!
Did you know that 'Almost' is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order? Or that 'Stewardesses' is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? Or that fireflies aren't flies, they're beetles? From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, to bizarre test answers and much, much more, The Wonderful World of Words is bursting with truly oddball facts about words and language - and will have you hooked from the very first page. An essential guide for anyone interested in a humorous look at the world of language.
The latest collection of terrific trivia from the bestselling author of WHY EATING BOGEYS IS GOOD FOR YOU and double Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award winner. The answers to these incredible questions will boggle your brain! Can rocks have snot? Why do doughnuts have holes in the middle? Could a human child ever be raised by animals? What have hyenas got to laugh about? And why is it impossible to belch after blast-off?!
Let Mitchell Symons be your guide into the weird and wonderful world of trivia. Camels are born without humps. Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse, was scared of mice. Only 30% of humans can flare their nostrils A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink And an elephant produces an eye-wateringly pongy 20 kilos of dung a day!
Ever wondered ...Why are slugs so slimy? Why does your skin go wrinkly in the bath? How clever is your right foot? What is the best thing to do if you fall into quicksand? And do igloos have loos? Mitchell Symons knows the answers ...and now you will too!
EVER WONDERED . . . Why we have tonsils? Is there any cream in cream crackers? Why is the sea blue? And if kangaroos keep their babies in their pouches, what happens to all the poo?! Mitch Symons answers all these crazy questions and plenty more in this wonderfully funny and addictive book for children from 8 to 80! And yes, eating bogeys is good for you . . . but only your own!
Did you know that . . .
John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from its owner in a poker game?
Hijinks is the only word in the English language with three dotted letters in a row?
The shortest war in history, between England and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted only thirty-eight minutes?
Want to learn which U.S. president was a descendant of King Edward III? Or which famous people lived to read their own obituaries? Then That Book is the book for you! From history to science to pop culture, here is an irresistible, enlightening, and absolutely addictive treasure trove of fascinating and fun little-known facts that no one needs to know--an indispensable boon to every true lover of trivia and marvelous minutia!
A collection of wise and wacky words of advice, from the bestselling and double Blue Peter Best Book with Facts-winning Mitchell Symons. From the marvellous mind of Mitchell Symons comes such gems of wisdom as: You can't trust a dog to watch your food. Why buy shampoo when real poo is free? Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, as you won't have a leg to stand on. And if getting even doesn't work, just get odd!
DID YOU KNOW ...Square watermelons are sold in Japan? There is a River Piddle in Dorset? Americans use enough toilet paper daily to wrap around the world nine times? Mitchell Symons goes global - join him on his fun fact-finding world tour!
DID YOU KNOW? Stinky ear wax has been hanging around in the ear canal for nearly a month before it is 'pickable'! Humans share a third of their DNA with lettuce. Cockroaches fart every fifteen minutes. Giraffes never kneel. The average person spends six months of their life on the loo. Amaze your friends and fascinate your family with this book packed with jaw-dropping, eyebrow-raising facts.
EVER WONDERED . . . Why we burp? What a wotsit is? Whether lemmings really jump off cliffs? Why vomit always contains carrots? And why do farts smell like rotten eggs? No subject is too strange and no trivia too tough for Mitchell Symons, who has the answer to these crazy questions, and many more.
Did you know THAT: The first ready-to-eat breakfast cereal was Shredded Wheat in 1893 (it beat Kellogg's Corn Flakes by just five years) Scarlett Johansson, Ashton Kutcher and Simon Cowell all have twin brothers. Everton were the first British football club to introduce a stripe down the side of their shorts. The word DUDE was coined by Oscar Wilde and his friends. It is a combination of the words 'duds' and 'attitude'. Well you do now! Filled with fantastic facts and figures to amaze and intrigue . . . once you start reading you'll be hooked for hours!
Mitchell Symons has stats and stories to entertain and amaze you! Did the Olympians really compete in the buff? Which striker's shorts fell down when he was taking a penalty? Which sport consists of running while juggling? Which football team's fanzine is called Linesman, You're Rubbish?
NOXIOUS NOISES AND STINKY SMELLS ...Amaze your mates with top trivia such as: Why do we puke and sweat? Which tribe uses farting as a greeting? How likely are you to be injured by a toilet seat?
This is the latest collection of terrific trivia from the bestselling author of Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You and double Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award winner. The answers to these incredible questions will boggle your brain! Can rocks have snot? Why do doughnuts have holes in the middle? Could a human child ever be raised by animals? What have hyenas got to laugh about? And why is it impossible to belch after blast-off?
IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE...Arm yourself with the answers to top trivia such as: Why are porcupines so pongy? Why do angry monkeys fling their poo at each other? Why do ostriches pee on their own legs? Includes cool collector cards to swap with your mates.
GO MAD FOR MINIBEASTS! Discover the answers to top trivia such as: Does the dung beetle really stink? Why are caterpillars so muscly? Why would fleas be champion high-jumpers? Includes cool collector cards to swap with your mates.
From bestselling revolting reference expert Mitchell Symons comes this wickedly funny modern take on Hilaire Belloc's 'Cautionary Verses'. Meet a true rogue's gallery of horrid kids who hit the skids. Callum: who was a dreadful bully until he received his come-uppance; Tiffany: who couldn't put down her mobile phone and died a horrible death; Bill: whose ability to fart ended in tears and Chloe: whose determination to have the most Facebook friends meant she lost her real ones.
Warning: the truth can be shocking, seductive, offensive, outrageous...even disgusting!
Are you perplexed by the mysteries of the universe, confounded by the workings of the human body, prone to pondering the great imponderables? At long last, the answers are here for every inquiring mind that's not afraid to face up to the cold, hard facts of life. The author who brought you That Book . . . of Perfectly Useless Information now addresses the quirky, the eclectic, and the essential conundrums of our age in Why Girls Can't Throw . . . and Other Questions You Always Wanted Answered, including: What's the kindest way to tell a friend he has halitosis?Is it cheaper to send yourself as a package to Australia rather than fly on an airplane?Are there any benefits to smoking?Is it true that Keith Richards used to regularly replace all the blood in his body?
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