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
Mitchell Symons is the author of "Why Girls Can't Throw", as well as "This Book", "That Book", and "The Other Book". The creator of dozens of crossword, trivia, and humor books, Symons is a columnist for London's "Sunday Express".
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