John Hodgman, a regular to "The Daily Show" is the authority on made-up-knowledge. He makes lists, graphics, and trivia, all out of his own imagination. This book is really funny and I would definitely recommend it to anyone with a silly sense of humor. One of my favorite things about this book is that you can read it cover to cover, or you can just pick it up and read one section. There's a list of hundreds of hobo names that I couldn't help but read out loud to anyone who was in the vicinity. John Hodgman has mastered the art of pedantic humor and he plays the fool well. This adds a double edge to the humor. While you are laughing at the jokes, you also get to have a giggle at his expense. Which is what he intended all along.
A humorous compendium of reference tables, trivia, and wisdom--largely invented by the author--lists the mottoes of the fifty-one states, identifies U.S. presidents with hooks for hands, describes the menu items in addition to eel at the first Thanksgiving, and more. Reprint.