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The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information David Wallechinsky

The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information

David Wallechinsky

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ISBN : 9780770430092
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800 pages
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A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words.In 1977, aMoreA new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words.In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful.For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers.So if you’ve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and — that most essential piece of knowledge — how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know.A list of lists from The Book of Lists:10 Notable Film Scenes Left on the Cutting Room Floor10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints14 Nations with More Sheep Than People5 Trips to the Canadian Wilderness That Ended in Disaster10 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams14 Last Words of Famous CanadiansKurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History7 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots12 Museums of Limited Appeal10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with a “B”7 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own ObituariesSloane’s Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden9 Canadian Sports Stars Who Became PoliticiansFirst Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent Canadians