Discover the delights of purely useless knowledge as you feast on this delectable stew of peculiar facts, exotic notions, and incidental information. Did you know that Northern Issue invented “splinter-free” toilet paper in the 1930s and that up until then it was common to find splinters in toilet rolls? Did you know that Superman had a pet monkey named Beppo? Or that a bedbug can consume its body weight in blood in five minutes? Did you know that a survey of 1,400 Oscars speeches showed that disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was thanked more frequently than God? Did you know that George Washington was a direct descendant of Duncan I of Scotland, best remembered for his murder at the hands of Shakespeare’s Macbeth? Or that Wat Misaka, a 5’7″ guard of Japanese descent, was the first non-white player in the NBA? So…now you know.
The first edition of So Now You Know sold over 100,000 copies. This edition is revised and updated with some new material, new illustrations, and a new layout.