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Not Another Apple for the Teacher
Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the World of Education
Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo
ISBN: 9781573247238
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
$14.95
5 x 7
246 pages
November 1, 2002


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From devastating remarks made by teachers ("Addled, backward dunce"-- said about young Thomas Edison) to the rich and famous on campus (William Randolph Hearst kept a pet alligator at Harvard), this is a spirited and humorous collection of facts about teachers and students.

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." -Mark Twain

Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo have authored 20 books, including How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, The Couch Potato Guide to Life and the best-selling Just Curious Jeeves. They have written articles for many major periodicals including The New York Times, Salon, Reader's Digest, and The Washington Post and have generated more than 30,000 questions for trivia games and game shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Their website, which lists their "This Day in History" nationally-syndicated column.


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Along with Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo published over 20 books, including Random Kinds of Factness. He is a full-time writer specializing in somewhat offbeat trivia books. In his spare time, Jack keeps six hives and half a million bees in his Alameda (Bay Area) backyard and sells their honey at local farmers markets. His bees produce 650 pounds of honey per year (59 gallons, 472 pint jars).
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