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About the book
The importance of useless knowledge can hardly be overstated. Bellybutton fuzz migrates upward; the longest marathon took fifty-four years, eight months, six days, thirty-two minutes and twenty seconds; and the first motorist in history was a woman. These are fascinating morsels we can turn to when we want to escape a world that relentlessly bombards us with serious information. Useless knowledge doesn’t just come in handy during a pub quiz, game of Trivia or game show. It offers us a look under the hood of society.
This wonderful collection of such facts says more about humanity than many dissertations. And at the end of the day isn’t all knowledge useless?