The Book of Fascinating Facts


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  • ISBN: 9781844544875
  • Publication Date: 31 Oct 2007
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd

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All Englishmen over the age of 14 must spend two hours a week practising the Longbow, supervised by the local clergy. This law dates from the middle ages when there was no standing army so in times of war noblemen were required to provide knights, archers and infantry. Boys under 10 are forbidden to look at naked mannequins. This dates from the reign of George V in the 1900s when mannequins first appeared in shop windows and young boys' eyes started popping out. "I'm proud of George. He has learnt a lot about ranching since that first year when he tried to milk a horse. A male horse." - Laura Bush, America's fist lady on he husband George W Bush. International Rotten Sneaker contest: Kids ranging from 5 to 15 compete all over the world from Alaska to Italy for a place in the grand final in Montpelier, Vermont in March. The most stinky, worn out, frayed and torn sneakers are enshrined in the Hall of Fumes. Dwarf Tossing: The first World Dwarf-throwing Championship was held in Australia in 1986 - and won by Great Britain's team of Danny Blue, Roy Merrin and Lenny the Giant. Dwarves in padded clothing are hurled onto mattresses. The world record is held by a man known as Cuddles who tossed Lenny the Giant an impressive 12 feet and three inches. One for Peter Crouch and Theo Walcott? We live in the age of information. Some of it we need, some of it we don't, and some of it, whether we need it or not, is just downright fascinating! This marvellous book is packed with irresistible titbits of knowledge that are certain to whet your appetite with more and more incredible facts and make you the boffin in any group!

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