Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge is packed with valuable information--such as the life stage...
|Paul Newman, the last universally beloved man, died at the age of 83 after a private battle with lung cancer. He is survived by legions of partly or wholly unlikable human beings, who will invariably besmirch his memory by selling his likeness to a vacuum cleaner company.|
|Boris Fyodorov, 50, Russian politician and banker, died of a "stroke."|
|Legendary film star Charlton Heston passed away in April at age 84. He is survived by five guns, 14 grand guns, and 11 great-grand guns.|
|Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer passed away in Rejykjavíak, Iceland after developing a new chess move that was so genius his brain exploded.|
|Mary Garber, an American sportswriter, passed away this September. She was 92. This only goes to prove that women know nothing about sports.|
|Game designer Gary Gygax died in his parents dungeon after a lengthy battle with a manticore.|