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You can never know too much stuff. For example,today, the people of earth take more photos in two minutes than they did in the whole of the 19th century; when the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris in 1911, one of the suspects was Pablo Picasso; and the surface area of Russia is larger than the surface area of Pluto. This outrageously informative book is packed full of fascinating nuggets of history, science, literature, technology, sports, geography, culture, and miscellanea from every corner of the world—enough mind-blowing trivia to ensure you’re never short of a jaw-dropping conversation starter (or stopper) again.


Ray Hamilton is a freelance writer and editor. He has edited books on a wide range of subjects, including politics, history, travel, sport, gangland violence, and bird-watching. He previously pursued a varied career in government.