Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman - The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World - Hodder & Stoughton
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The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World

By Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman

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A funny and clever humour gift book in the tradition of QI from the presenters of BBC One's hit TV series.

The world is full of pointless things. From rail replacement bus services to chip forks. From war to windchimes. From people who put cushions on beds to people who read the bit they write about the book on amazon.

Look around you right now. See how many pointless things there are in just this one shop (or this one school playground if you've picked this up at a car boot fair).. Just about the only thing that isn't pointless is you. You look amazing.

Join Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, the hosts of BBC1 quiz show Pointless as they take you on a journey through The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World.

Filled with play-along quiz questions and unlikely facts, their hilarious collection of musings on some of the most pointless things found in everyday modern life is the perfect blend of the obscure, the fascinating and the downright silly.

Biographical Notes

Alexander Armstrong is a comic actor and presenter probably best known for his double act Armstrong & Miller on BBC1. He divides his time between West London and Oxfordshire where he keeps llamas and potters about ineptly in the garden.

When Richard Osman is not being the co-presenter of BBC1's 'Pointless' he is the Creative Director of Endemol and the producer of shows as varied as '8 Out of 10 Cats', 'Deal Or No Deal' and 'Total Wipeout'. He lives in West London, and is currently looking for a good builder, if you know one.

You can follow Alexander and Richard on twitter and and find out more about Pointless on BBC1 go to

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  • ISBN: 9781444762044
  • Publication date: 11 Oct 2012
  • Page count: 320
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