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.Most of these cars are never found, they are stripped for parts or smuggled out of the country. In 2009, the second-most-common target for car thieves was the 1995 Honda Civic. ... Buick Rainier, Subaru Forester, Buick Terraza, VW New Beetle, Ford Focus, Volvo V70, Toyota Prius, Saturn Relay, and the Ford Freestyle.

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


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