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Mitchell Symons was born in 1957 in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied just enough law to get a Third. 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 weekly column for the Sunday Express.


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Do Igloos Have Loos?
Do Igloos Have Loos?
Mitchell Symons
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts Answers everywhere to questions you might never have thought of asking…Why does toast always fall butterside down? Why does sand come in different colours? Are grasshoppers and crickets...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
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That's So Gross! Animals
That's So Gross! Animals
Mitchell Symons
9+. What’s the worst thing you can think of about an animal? How about “Toads only eat prey that moves” or “Turkeys will peck to death members of the flock that are physically inferior or different.” Even the nicest animals...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011
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That's So Gross! Creepy Crawlies
That's So Gross! Creepy Crawlies
Mitchell Symons
Loads of facts about about all manner of creepy crawlies -an ant with Dracula fangs, spiders eating their own webs, musclebound caterpillars and why fleas would be champions at the high jump.  The science that underpins it is good making...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011
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That's So Gross! History
That's So Gross! History
Mitchell Symons
Life in the past was very grim according to this introduction to some of its grosser aspects. Mediaeval habits of sewing children into their clothes for the entire winter or the Chinese practice of breaking baby girls’ feet so they...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011
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That's So Gross!: Human Body
That's So Gross!: Human Body
Mitchell Symons
Loads of facts about every part of the body are crammed into this highly illustrated book. And many of them certainly are gross! No sensibilities are spared in this guide to the smells, sights, sounds and look of many different...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2011
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Why You Need a Passport When You're Going to Puke
Why You Need a Passport When You're Going to Puke
Mitchell Symons
An amazing collection of extraordinary facts of all kinds and from all places jostle together in this well-packed book to create a deep mine of useless – and useful information!
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
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Do Igloos Have Loos?
Do Igloos Have Loos?
Mitchell Symons
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Best Book with Facts The place to go to find answers to out of the ordinary questions is none other than the author Mitchell Symons and his terrific series of books, of...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
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Why You Need a Passport When You're Going to Puke
Why You Need a Passport When You're Going to Puke
Mitchell Symons
An amazing collection of extraordinary facts of all kinds and from all places jostle together in this well-packed book to create a deep mine of useless – and useful information!
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2010
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Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You
Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You
Mitchell Symons
Winner of the 2010 Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award. Why can’t you tickle yourself? What is the best way to cure hiccups? Why do buses travel in threes?  Loads of questions with some highly entertaining answers fill this...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2009
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On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!
On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!
Mitchell Symons
Mitchell Symons, the revolting reference expert, turns his attention to the world of sport. Whether you're a sports nut or more of an armchair follower, there will be facts and stories to entertain and educate you. Find out: which striker's...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2011
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