The First Book of Seconds

The First Book of Seconds

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With the exception of a few consolation prizea€“winning legends (Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills come to mind for their mediocrity), most runners-up aren't even remembered. But now the not-so-amazing achievements of those who faltered on the way to the top get their due, including: The second tallest U.S. president; The second most dangerous animal in the world; The second highest monument in the United States; The second worst sports team of all time. These 200 quirky accounts of almost-claims-to-fame may sound second-rate, but don't second-guess their superiority. They'll leave you feeling like you've won a gold medala€”not a booby prize.In 2009, the second-most-common target for car thieves was the 1995 Honda Civic. ... The 1994 Honda Accord. ... and five-speed transmission, turned in an EPA city mileage of forty-seven miles per gallon and highway fifty-six miles per gallon.

Title:The First Book of Seconds
Author:Matthew Murrie, Steve Murrie
Publisher:Adams Media - 2010-10-18


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