The Encyclopedia of Useless Information

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DISCOVER WHAT ALL THE OTHER ENCYCLOPEDIAS LEAVE OUT

This is the superbly satisfying compendium of weird factoids too interesting to be contained in your average encyclopedia. Daring to cross-reference the un-cross-reference-able, to alphabetize what cannot be alphabetized, and to deliver the highest concentration of fun that can fit in one book's spine, this information is too useless to waste:

– In Denmark, pigs go 'knor'; in Germany, horses go 'prrrh'; in Ancient Greece, dogs went 'au au.' Italians sneeze 'ecci ecci.'

– A teacher in Italy was disciplined in 1996 for passing students exam answers hidden in salami sandwiches.

– In 1957 the U.S. Air Force completed a survey of the Atlantic Ocean but refused to divulge its width on the grounds that the information might be of military use to the Russians.

– In Paris in 1740 a cow was hanged in public following its conviction for sorcery.