In the form of a lively and eccentric course catalog, Useless Knowledge, the brainchild of the creator of the wildly successful Useless Knowledge website offers up loads of facts of little consequence for the hardcore trivia buff or the casual enthusiast. Inside, you'll find topics and entries like these:
The Core Curriculum
The Useless School of Animals
The sound that a camel makes is called "nuzzing".
The Useless School of Film
Warren Beatty's first job in the theater was a rat-catcher...backstage.
The Useless School of History
Not that he was immature, but Napoleon concocted his battle strategies in a sandbox.
The Useless School of Sports
It takes 3,000 cows to supply a single season's worth of footballs to the NFL.
There are also Useless Schools of Television, Biology, Science and Technology, Music, Geography, and Culinary Arts.
Providing "the most unimportant things you’ll never need to know”—fun and surprising facts, statistics, and infographics on diverse subjects, from art and science to history and popular culture—UberFacts has become one of the most widely followed and successful accounts on Twitter, followed by nearly 12 million people.
Based on the popular social media phenomenon and culled from an exhaustive variety of sources—science journals, books, media, and literary magazines—Cats are Capable of Mind Control is a fascinating collection of shocking, delightful, educational, and informative facts and figures that are entertaining, topical, and sometimes downright bizarre (the safest place to suffer sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. is a casino).
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Discover all this and much, much more in this treasure trove of trivia for the social media age.