A compendium of curious information on New Zealand including odd, arcane, extraordinary and surprising facts, fascinating figures, unusual statistics and must-talk-about-trivia -- making this title a sort of a localised Guinness Book of Records. Lists include: famous Kiwis who were expelled from school; the ten most popular objects sold on Trade Me; the yearly manufacture of Top 20 New Zealand foodstuffs expressed in distance (you surely will not be aware that if you laid the number of individual Weetbix pieces manufactured by Sanitarium each year end to end they would reach from Invercargill halfway to the Moon?); the biggest economic blunders of the last decade; the top 10 recipes using native birds and more. Wacky, fun and just a little bit weird, this is a terrific miscellany.
First published November 2007.
John McCrystal is a well known New Zealand author and journalist. Steve Barnett was, with Richard Wolfe, the author of bestselling books Kiwiana and From Jandals to Jaffas.