Apparently, whoever edited this book considered it TRULY useless information and didn't bother to give us the name of the person or persons who collected these 704 pages of stuff. The only thing on the title page besides the name of the book is the publisher, whose name is a non-name: Publications International, Ltd. The "introduction" gives us more non-information:
What exactly makes information "useless"? ... Whether you're looking for odd facts and trivia to share with friends at your next cocktail party, or if you simply love learning about the stranger facets of life, The Book of Useless Information is bound to entertain and enlighten.But the first actual bit of useless information we find is on the cover. You can see it for yourself in the illustration above.
Earth is the only planet not named after a god.On the back of the hardback edition (I doubt if there's a paperback) is another bit of useless information:
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. — Oscar WildeMy daughter Sandra sent me this book for Christmas. Did you get any books over the holidays?
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