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Mitchell Symons

  • 4 stars across 16 books
    Mitchell Symons was born in 1957 in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied Law. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning column for the Sunday Express.
    9th October 2008

    How Much Poo Does an Elephant Do?

    Did you know that squirrels can't see the colour red? That Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, was afraid of mice?... More

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    5th June 2014

    Why Don't You Smell When You're Sleeping?

    Did you know... that a 'zyzzyx' is a type of wasp? that the chances of being injured by a toilet seat at some point in ... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Happily Never After: Modern Cautionary Tales

    From bestselling revolting reference expert Mitchell Symons comes this wickedly funny modern take on Hilaire Belloc's Ca... More

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    3rd March 2011

    Why You Need a Passport When You're Going to Puke

    DID YOU KNOW ...Square watermelons are sold in Japan? There is a River Piddle in Dorset? Americans use enough toilet pap... More

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    2nd September 2010

    Why Does Ear Wax Taste So Gross?

    DID YOU KNOW? Stinky ear wax has been hanging around in the ear canal for nearly a month before it is 'pickable'! Huma... More

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    13th February 2010

    Why Do Farts Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

    EVER WONDERED ...Why we burp? What a wotsit is? Whether lemmings really jump off cliffs? Why vomit always contains carro... More

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    6th June 2013

    Why Spacemen Can't Burp...

    This is the latest collection of terrific trivia from the bestselling author of Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You and do... More

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    1st September 2011

    Do Igloos Have Loos?

    Ever wondered ...Why are slugs so slimy? Why does your skin go wrinkly in the bath? How clever is your right foot? What ... More

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    7th March 2013

    Don't Wipe Your Bum with a Hedgehog

    A collection of wise and wacky words of advice, from the bestselling and double Blue Peter Best Book with Facts-winning ... More

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    20th September 2008

    Why Eating Bogeys is Good for You

    EVER WONDERED . . . Why we have tonsils? Is there any cream in cream crackers? Why is the sea blue? And if kangaroos... More

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