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Dec 01, 1990
| ISBN 9780385267557
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Dec 01, 1990 | ISBN 9780385267557
All the trivia you never knew you wanted to know, from the author of Book of Strange Facts and Useless Information.Ever wondered how many teeth mosquitoes have? Did you know that their favorite color is blue; that Major Clark Gable’s discarge papers were signed by Captain Ronald Reagan; or that garlic rubbed on the soles of your feed will be noticeable on your breath within one hour? Armed with these facts, you might join the ranks of spermologers (collectors of trivial or unusual data) like Scot Morris. His all-new The Emperor Who Ate the Bible contains more than 900 eye-blinking facts, anecdotes, dazzling data, and crazy quotes. Find out:• Why Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II at the pages of the Bible• The real lyrics to “Louie Louie”• What state makes it illegal to fall asleep under a hair dryer• How few minutes it takes a hurricane to match the energy of all the world’s nuclear weapons• The surprisingly modest, true dimensions of Noah’s ark• The remarkable decibel reading of Winston Churchill’s snores• The container that keeps milk longest: plastic bottle, glass bottle, or paper carton (hint: it’s not the glass bottle!)• Why there are no hospital rooms numbered four in Japan• The calorie content of the glue on postage stamps• And hundreds more!
Scot Morris, author of the bestselling Book of Strange Facts and Useless Information, writes the “Games” column for Omni magazine and invents games—when he is not collecting strange facts. He lives in Del Mar, California.
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