Children's Miscellany: Useless Information That's Essential To Know lies at
least once, right in the title.
Who could think that the History of the Circus is useless information? Who
hasn't needed to know how to milk a farm animal? You never know when you'll
need to fight off a shark or alligator.
Some very boring people might not see the point in knowing the world's ten
deadliest snakes, even if one of them is the wonderfully named Boomslang. A
few numb souls may think it's more important to know how to build a
spreadsheet than how to make a wish, or even feel that the proper order of
the planets is not as important as knowing the proper title for the head of
But even the dullest individuals should see the benefit in knowing basic
first aid, or appreciate the practical applications of removing foot odor
from shoes. And if the world at large does not begin availing itself of the
guide to 50 Easily Misspelled Words, this reviewer is going to make use of
the information provided on how to make a volcano. You have been warned.
For those of us who haven't lost all joy in life, Children's Miscellany
is full of delightful, and useful, tidbits. There are world records and
home science experiments, basic foreign language primers and optical
challenges. There are reminders of those bits of trivia that you can almost
remember when asked, the ones that circle your mind mercilessly until a
book like this provides the missing information. If youve forgotten how to
make a paper airplane, shame on you, but Children's Miscellany will guide
you back through the folds. If you need to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius,
this book will tell you how.
There are 126 pages of exactly the sort of information every well-adjusted
person should have, but only the finest of elders remember. And if you
seriously call it useless information, than you are not terribly essential
to know. For the rest of us, Children's Miscellany is the guidebook we all
wanted in fifth grade, still in time to do us some good.