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You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound

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Did you know that most toilets flush in E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? Well, now you will with this clever, fun, and occasionally shocking compendium of facts from around the world.

Organized into witty categories, including “Battle of the Sexes: Facts About Men and Women” and “The Past Is a Foreign Country: Facts About History,” You Are One-third Daffodil contains hundreds of weird and wacky facts, including:

*In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits.

*The most expensive age of your life is thirty-four.

*Cuba will lift its ban on toasters in 2010.

*Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair.

*The “zip” of zip code stands for “zone improvement plan.”

*Counting up from zero, and excluding the word “and,” the first number to contain the letter “a” is one thousand.

*There are an estimated 10,000 trillion ants on earth–roughly 1.6 million ants for each person. Their combined weight is equivalent to the weight of the entire human population.

*In the Second World War, every Italian soldier in North Africa carried his own personal espresso machine.

So go ahead, become the office Einstein (though did you know Einstein didn’t learn to read until he was ten?) or the cocktail party trivia star with You Are One-third Daffodil. The words “did you know?” will never sound the same again!

Synopsis:

A treasury of lighthearted trivia by a senior editor of Prospect magazine shares entries that are thematically organized under such headings as "Be Very Afraid," "How the World Works," and "Culture Clash!" Original.

About the Author

Tom Nuttall compiled the In Fact column, upon which this book is based, for Prospect, a British magazine of politics and culture, between 2002 and 2008. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767932479
Subtitle:
And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Edited by:
Tom Nuttall
Compiled by:
Tom Nuttall
Author:
Compiled by Tom Nuttall
Author:
Tom Nuttall
Author:
Nuttall, Tom
Subject:
Reference : Trivia
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.
Subject:
Games-Mental Puzzles
Subject:
REFERENCE / Trivia
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090908
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
187

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