The Mammoth Book of Useless Information

The Mammoth Book of Useless Information

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Did you know the Sumerians were the first to brew beer, and all the brewers were women? Or that the zip in zip code stands for zoning improvement plan? Did you know that your big toes have two bones each, while all the rest have three? Or that the first fruit eaten on the moon was a peach? The Useless Information Society was formed by some of Britain's best-loved journalists, writers and entertainers, including Keith Waterhouse, Richard Littlejohn, Suggs, Noel Botham, Ken Stott and Brian Hitchen. They meet regularly to swap nuggets of trivia. This is the eighth collection of their abAdvertisements for coffee in London in 1657 claimed that the beverage was a cureforscurvy, goutand other ills. a€c After the ... By 1850, the manual coffee grinder had found its wayto most upper middleclass kitchens of the Western world. a€c Beforeanbsp;...

Title:The Mammoth Book of Useless Information
Author:Noel Botham
Publisher:John Blake Publishing - 2012-10-01


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