Okay, so I know this isn't your typical book review, but this book is too much fun! Its a cool green color, and the title is really catchy! I saw it at Barnes & Noble right before we entered, and to be honest, it just really stood out from the rest of the books. That's why I grabbed it. Not to mention I set the door alarms off when we entered...oops!
Trivia For The Toilet by Gavin Webster is a great little book about everything! We all love to know a little something about everything, and that is what this book is all about.
Here's a few examples from the book:
* The yo-yo was introduced in1929 by Donald F. Duncan. The toy was based on a weapon used by 16th century Filipino hunters.
*A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100 of a second.
*The English word "soup" comes from the Middle Ages word "sop" which means a slice of bread which roast drippings were poured. The first archeological evidence of soup being consumed dates back to 6000 B.C.E.with the main ingredient being hippopotamus bones.
*in 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits, and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.
Usually we leave it to my 15 yr old son to fill our brains with random trivia, but even this book has him beat! (for now, ha ha)