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The 5 W's: Who? - An Omnium-Gatherum of Popes & Playwrights Dogs & Dukes Actors & Advocates Ogres & Others Who've Made Their Mark in Our World - cover

The 5 W's: Who? - An Omnium-Gatherum of Popes & Playwrights Dogs & Dukes Actors & Advocates Ogres & Others Who've Made Their Mark in Our World

Erin McHugh

Publisher: Union Square & Co.

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Summary

A collection of quirky and unusual facts about a variety of people, including Playboy cover models, humanity’s ancestors, and Catholic patron saints. 
 
From the genealogy of the Bach family to a complete listing of team mascots, here are some of the most surprising and quirky facts about people ever. Find out who topped the music charts most, which U.S. president liked to swim nude, and who the world’s greatest philosophers are. 
 
Who is . . .  
 
 . . . Mother Shipton? A fifteenth-century witch who predicted the Great Fire of London and her own death. 
 
 . . . Thomas Jennings? Abolitionist, inventor, and the first black man to hold a U.S. patent. 
 
 . . . Jack C. Massey? One of only three people who knew Colonel Sanders’s secret recipe. 
 
 . . . Saint Joseph of Cupertino? The patron saint of astronauts. 
 
 . . . On a Friday? The band we know as Radiohead.
Available since: 06/14/2011.
Print length: 128 pages.

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