John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin
Did you know that: cows moo in regional accents; the entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand; the dialling code from Britain to Russia is 007; potatoes have more chromosomes than human beings; the London Underground has made more money from its famous map than it has from running trains; Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; the water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body; Scotland has twice as many pandas as Conservative MPs; Saddam's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker; Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog.
But my favourite - Michael J. Fox's middle name is Andrew.
Some of the phobia's mentioned are interesting too: Metrophobia - fear of poetry, Nomophobia - fear of being out of mobile phone contact, Lachanophobia - fear of vegetables
And I was able to tell my friend Derek who lives in London that in 1881 there were only six men in Britain called Derek!
A book crammed full of useless but totally entertaining information.