Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Bumper Book Of Useless Information
Noel Botham
John Blake Publishing (Bookwise in NZ & Aust)

The Official Useless Information Society brings you another essential compendium of everything you never needed but always wanted to know. This is their fifth collection of fascinating, hilarious and totally useless facts.
Were you aware, for example, that cigarettes contain honey? Or that a ferret will die if it cannot find a mate? Or that the bagpipe was originally made from the whole skin of a dead sheep?
Or that the longest one-syllable word in the English langauage is screeched.
Or that 4,000 people are injured by teapots each year.
If you didn't then you need read this book!

1 comment:

Keri Hulme said...

I would disagree that 'screeched' is truly a one-syllable word...most people pronounce it as 'screech-dih'