The Book of Royal Useless Information

The Book of Royal Useless Information

A celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee this amazing volume contains all things royal such as: The popular misconception that the royal family cannot vote in political elections.

Author: Noel BothaM & Bruce Montague

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781857827255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Continuing the sensational success of the Useless Information Series, the Official Useless Information Society brings you another essential compendium of everything you never needed but always wanted to know. A celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee this amazing volume contains all things royal such as: The popular misconception that the royal family cannot vote in political elections. It is only the Queen, herself, who is not allowed to vote. Other members of the family merely choose not to; • The Queen learned to drive in 1945 when she joined the wartime army but has never held a driving license; On the occasion of the Duke of Edinburgh's birthday, a Royal gun salute is fired, and the Union Jack is flown on government buildings from 8am until sunset; Lord Mountbatten, Prince Charles's uncle, tried to arrange a betrothal between his own grand-daughter, Amanda Knatchbull and Charles. Amanda's father and Prince Philip did not approve and put a stop to it; Harry has two secretaries to handle his fan-mail, which invariably comes from teenage girls asking him for a date. Hopefuls should be made aware that no royal contender may be adopted, divorced, Catholic or born of unmarried parents. In Tudor times Catholics were forbidden from living within 10 miles of the throne.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Ultimate Book of Useless Information

The Ultimate Book of Useless Information

The Ultimate Book of Useless Information includes such "did you knows" as: - Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite - The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing - And giraffes have no vocal cords

Author: Noel Botham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399533508

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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Bigger, better, and more useless than ever! In their groundbreakingly useless book, The Book of Useless Information, the members of the Useless Information Society proved that knowledge doesn't have to be useful to be entertaining. Now they present a new collection of their most fascinating, hilarious, and wholly trivial findings. The Ultimate Book of Useless Information includes such "did you knows" as: - Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite - The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing - And giraffes have no vocal cords
Categories: Humor

The Book of Shakespearian Useless Information

The Book of Shakespearian Useless Information

His writing partner was a larger-than-life Hungarian actor called Guy Deghy and it was through Guy that I first met Keith when they co-wrote Café Royal: Ninety Years of Bohemia. The Useless Information Society was founded by accident.

Author: Bruce Montague

Publisher: Metro Publishing

ISBN: 9781786060815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This book commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death on 23 April 1616. Four centuries later, sales of his works are second only to the Bible. Yet, in common with the authors of the Holy Book, little is known about the poet and playwright, and the few facts that have emerged over the course of several hundred years are largely speculative – when they aren't complete b*llocks. An entry from the diary written by the Revd John Ward, vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon from 1662 to 1681, is instructive, for he recorded tales passed on to him by people who had known Shakespeare. In one, he mentions that 'the Bard' held his fifty-second birthday party at New Place in Stratford and that 'Shakespeare, [the poet Michael] Drayton and Ben Jonson had a merry meeting, and it seems, drank too hard, for Shakespeare died of a feavour there contracted.' But if the date of his death is known, the actual day of his birth remains conjecture. As does so much else . . . This amusing but instructive book assembles many of the legends, the lies, the imputations, and a host of uncommon facts from the late Tudor and early Jacobean period, loosely arranged in chronological order to establish William Shakespeare in his literary and historical setting. In doing so, it shows us the man and his time, thereby illuminating the greatest playwright who ever lived.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family

... Jubilee 60 Years a Queen: A Very Peculiar History, Book House, 2012 Bedell Smith, Sally, Elizabeth The Queen, Penguin Random House, 2012 Botham, Noel and Montague, Bruce, The Book of Royal Useless Information, John Blake Publishing, ...

Author: Karen Dolby

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781789291803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family celebrates the flashes of fun and brilliance of the most famous family in the world. There is no doubt that the British royal family is THE most famous family in the world. Watched and picked over in the media for everything from fashion choices to baby bumps, sporting achievements to nightclub preferences, there doesn't seem to be a moment when they can escape public scrutiny. But, somehow, they still manage to maintain a sense of humour - and it's those flashes of fun and brilliance that this book celebrates. From Prince Philip's gaffe-prone remarks (most of which appear ON camera rather than off) to the 'in' jokes shared by the knowing smiles of the younger royals and the Queen's wickedly dry and often bitingly funny remarks; from Prince Charles's asides to the Duchess of Cornwall to the self-deprecating smile of the Duchess of Cambridge and the belly laughs that appeal to Prince Harry. This book presents the other side of royal protocol and perhaps gives a glimpse of the real lives of this much-loved clan.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wedding Bells and Chimney Sweeps

Wedding Bells and Chimney Sweeps

It was then that I bought the Encyclopædia Britannica, 17th Edition, in 32 volumes including the Index books. ... I owe some of the more bizarre historical references to another book called The Book of Royal Useless Information that I ...

Author: Bruce Montague

Publisher: Metro Publishing

ISBN: 9781784180423

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 686

Wedding Bells and Chimney Sweeps is a wideranging, highly readable collection of information about marriage, a miscellany of facts, lore, statistics, old wives' tales, historical snippets, anecdotes, quotations, myths and superstitions.From the origin of the reading of banns to marriages conducted by ships' captains, the significance to a bride of the wooden spoon to the tradition of tossing her garter, the red tape required before a marriage can take place to Amish weddings and wedlock in literature, here is a book in which readers, married, soon-to-be-married, or determinedly single, are bound to find something to interest, amuse, astonish or, sometimes, appal them.Whether read or dipped into by anxious fiancé, nervous bride, doubtful father-in-law, doting aunt, beaming bridesmaid or melancholy former lover - or simply someone with a passing interest in some of our oldest traditions, religious and pagan - this is a book to delight even the least romantically minded reader.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Practically Useless Information on Weddings

Practically Useless Information on Weddings

Royal Wedding (1951): Brother-and-sister-act Fred Astaire and Jane Powell head to London for Princess Elizabeth's ... —From the screenplay by Charles Lederer, based on the book by Anita Loos High Society (1956): Cole Porter tunes ...

Author: Norman Kolpas

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418553883

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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The ultimate gift book for the bride, her mother, bridesmaids, friends, and the occasional groom. Fascinating facts include the world's longest wedding ceremony, shortest ceremony, and most-watched ceremony (on television). Also included is vital information on diamond engagement rings, gift guidelines for each anniversary, the significance of rice, the meaning of flowers used in bouquets, and the story behind traditions and sayings like "something old, something new." The book will be equally popular as a gift and curiosity for the nearly wed or as a resource for those hard-to-find facts that provide the background on much of the traditional wedding lore. A complete index provides access by topic.
Categories: Reference

Practically Useless Information on Food and Drink

Practically Useless Information on Food and Drink

1380: French royal chef Guillaume Tirel, a.k.a. Taillevent (ca. 1310–1395), publishes the first book on his nation's cuisine, Le Viander de Taillevent (roughly, Taillevent's Pantry), including recipes for sauces and stews.

Author: Norman Kolpas

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418553890

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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The ultimate gift book for the epicure who has everything. It features such facts as the names and sizes of champagne bottles, step-by-step instructions on how to slice a banana without peeling it (or even cutting the peel), the menu served the night the Titanic sank, ten edible figures of speech, intriguing quotes on eating and drinking from Kenneth Grahame, William Shakespeare, and Charles Dickens.Clever, engaging, and easy to browse for fun. For people seeking a resource on esoteric information, it is indexed for easy access to specific topics.
Categories: Reference

Useless Knowledge

Useless Knowledge

A lament from bestselling author John LeCarré on the nature of filmmaking: “Having your book turned into a movie is ... paid insufficient respect to the royal family Course 396: Odds and Ends > Lauren Bacall's singing was dubbed in the ...

Author: David Samson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466855946

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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How can your tongue get you arrested? What dessert is as smart as the average adult? What's louder: A jet plane at take-off or a hippo having sex? 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.
Categories: Humor

America s Royal Family

America s Royal Family

This is an enjoyable, engaging and entertaining story that will keep you guessing... 'Who is America's Royal family?' and 'do they really exist?

Author: Lily Amis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1533268711

Category:

Page: 120

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America's Royal Family, an illustrated book, is a reflection of our society. Thanks to social media many people forget the important values in life these days. Our brains are overdosed with useless informations and we all are affected by it whether we like it or not. The really precious and priceless gifts in life such as love, family and friendship are becoming irrelevant. Despite of the global-connection to strangers more people feel lonelier, isolated, unloved and unappreciated than ever. At first the story seems to be superficial, and in a way it is, because it is a reflection of the stupidity of our social media and botty-obsessed society of 2016. But once you start to read you understand the deep messages between the lines and the fact that despite all the superficiality we all feel lonely and we all wish to be loved.
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The Statesman s Year book

The Statesman s Year book

Charmingly written ; full , as might be expected , of incident , and free from that wearisome reiteration of useless facts which is the draw back to almost all books of African travel . " THE NILE TRIBUTARIES OF ABYSSINIA , AND THE ...

Author: Frederick Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044105224224

Category: Political science

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Categories: Political science