The Bumper Book for the Loo: Facts and Figures, Stats and Stories - an Unputdownable Treat of Trivia

The Bumper Book for the Loo: Facts and Figures, Stats and Stories - an Unputdownable Treat of Trivia

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By (author) Mitchell Symons

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  • Publisher: Corgi Books
  • Format: Paperback | 720 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 178mm x 42mm | 444g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0552167118
  • ISBN 13: 9780552167116
  • Illustrations note: Yes / b&w drawings
  • Sales rank: 144,783

Product description

When Mitchell Symons wrote his extraordinary bestsellers "This Book, That Book and The Other Book" - all neatly combined in one sensational volume, "The Ultimate Loo Book" - he was judged by many to be the King of Trivia. Now, in "The Bumper Book for the Loo", this supremo of weird and wonderful, astonishing and inexplicable facts, figures, stats and stories returns with a super selection of trivialistic treats - each one more remarkable and, yes, even more trivial than anything he's compiled before. For example, did you know that...The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m...There was once an internet rumour that Belgium doesn't exist...In 1830, King Louis XIX ruled France for just 15 minutes...All mammals have jaws but only humans have chins...Peru has more pyramids than Egypt...Packed to the rafters with all manner of useful and useless information, lists of the biggest, the smallest, the best and the worst, "The Bumper Book" for the Loo is a hilarious compendium of endless delights - and a hugely entertaining, unputdownable feat of nonsense!

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Author information

Mitchell Symons was a principal writer for the early editions of Trivial Pursuit, has worked as a broadcaster and journalist for a variety of newspapers and magazines, and has written more than fifty bestselling books, including several for children. He has won the prestigious Blue Peter award for 'Best Book With Facts' for the past two years. Mitch is also a very keen and skilful poker player, and has recently written The Book of Poker Calls with his son Jack. He lives in Brighton with his wife Penny and their two sons.

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"Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on earth" Chris Tarrant

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Mitch knows more totally useless things about useless subjects than anybody on earth