The First Book of Seconds

The First Book of Seconds

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With the exception of a few consolation prizea€“winning legends (Susan Lucci, Al Gore, and the Buffalo Bills come to mind for their mediocrity), most runners-up aren't even remembered. But now the not-so-amazing achievements of those who faltered on the way to the top get their due, including: The second tallest U.S. president; The second most dangerous animal in the world; The second highest monument in the United States; The second worst sports team of all time. These 200 quirky accounts of almost-claims-to-fame may sound second-rate, but don't second-guess their superiority. They'll leave you feeling like you've won a gold medala€”not a booby prize.But how do their baseball stats measure up? Over their careers, Gehrig outdid ... Better eat Your nutties In 1924, when a health clinician accidentally spilled a wheat mixture on a hot stove, Wheaties was born. The mixture was tasty and crispyanbsp;...


Title:The First Book of Seconds
Author: Matthew Murrie, Steve Murrie
Publisher:Adams Media - 2010-10-18
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