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Mitchell Symons - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Mitchell Symons

On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!

On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!

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Author: Mitchell Symons Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

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 shorts fell down when he took a penalty; when some ducklings interrupted a rowing race; who played in the longest tennis match ever; and, which football team's fanzine is called 'Linesman, You're Rubbish'.

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Other books by Mitchell Symons

The Wonderful World of Words

The Wonderful World of Words

Author: Mitchell Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/04/2017

Did you know that 'Almost' is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order? Or that 'Stewardesses' is the longest word you can type solely with your left hand? Or that fireflies aren't flies, they're beetles? From information about words and their uses, useful lists of things you never knew had names, palindromes, famous lines from literature and film, to bizarre test answers and much, much more, The Wonderful World of Words is bursting with truly oddball facts about words and language - and will have you hooked from the very first page. An essential guide for anyone interested in a humorous look at the world of language.

That's So Gross!: History

That's So Gross!: History

Author: Mitchell Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2016

Why Spacemen Can't Burp...

Why Spacemen Can't Burp...

Author: Mitchell Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

The latest collection of terrific trivia from the bestselling author of WHY EATING BOGEYS IS GOOD FOR YOU and double Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Award winner. The answers to these incredible questions will boggle your brain! Can rocks have snot? Why do doughnuts have holes in the middle? Could a human child ever be raised by animals? What have hyenas got to laugh about? And why is it impossible to belch after blast-off?!

Happily Never After Modern Cautionary Tales

Happily Never After Modern Cautionary Tales

Author: Mitchell Symons Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2013

From bestselling revolting reference expert Mitchell Symons comes this wickedly funny modern take on Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses. Meet a true rogue's gallery of horrid kids who hit the skids. Callum: who was a dreadful bully until he received his come-uppance; Tiffany: who couldn't put down her mobile phone and died a horrible death; Bill: whose ability to fart ended in tears and Chloe: whose determination to have the most Facebook friends meant she lost her real ones.

Numberland The World in Numbers

Numberland The World in Numbers

Author: Mitchell Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2013

The world is full of fascinating facts and statistics, but presented without context and in no particular order they can be overwhelming. Numberland: The World in Numbers interprets the world around us through numbers, breaking the most amazing and revealing of facts down to their bare bones. For example, did you know that the average eyelash lasts five months? That 400 quarter-pound hamburgers can be made out of one cow? Or that the average human will grow 590 miles of hair in their lifetime? Ordered in easily digestible sections such as 'Around the World', 'the USA', 'Money', 'Religion' and 'History', the book navigates an ordered path through a noisy world of information overload.

Don't Wipe Your Bum with a Hedgehog

Don't Wipe Your Bum with a Hedgehog

Author: Mitchell Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2013

A collection of wise and wacky words of advice, from the bestselling and double Blue Peter Best Book with Facts-winning Mitchell Symons. From the marvellous mind of Mitchell Symons comes such gems of wisdom as: You can't trust a dog to watch your food. Why buy shampoo when real poo is free? Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, as you won't have a leg to stand on. And if getting even doesn't work, just get odd!

On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!

On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!

Author: Mitchell Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Mitchell Symons has stats and stories to entertain and amaze you! Did the Olympians really compete in the buff? Which striker's shorts fell down when he was taking a penalty? Which sport consists of running while juggling? Which football team's fanzine is called Linesman, You're Rubbish?

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