The big brains at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute have come up with 544 all-new pages full of incredible facts, hilarious articles, and a whole bunch of other ways to, er, pass the time. With topics ranging from history and science to pop culture, wordplay, and modern mythology, Heavy Duty is sure to amaze and entertain the loyal legions of throne sitters. Read about… Sideshow secrets The worst movie ever made The hidden dangers of watching the Super Bowl The father of the shopping mall The physics of breakfast cereal How to speak dog, and how to crack a safe The unluckiest train ride of all time The origins of casino games Powering your car with pee Keith Moon, bathroom bomber And much, much more!
An array of amazing TV trivia covers all the top shows through today, in a humorous tome that holds such secrets as Lucille Ball's only flop; a bevy of TV firsts; a host of unsold reality shows, including House of Michael Jacksons; the ingenious science behind the idiot box and so much more.
A super-sized treasury of fun facts, puzzles, and whimsical trivia includes entries for a wide range of offbeat topics, from the invention of the Alarm Bra to the Japanese innovation of sweat-laced underpants.
A sixteenth installment of the popular trivia series is organized under short, medium, and longer-length reading segments and covers a wide array of subjects, from the origins of superglue and news stories about underwear to famous animals and Wild West heroes. Original. 250,000 first printing.
Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader got a FACTASTIC facelift for the 28th all-new edition of this beloved book series. Now with a fancy flexi-cover and slightly larger trim size on the outside, and a sleeker style on this inside! All of our fans’ Bathroom Reader favorites are packed into these glorious pages—from little-known history to the origins of everyday things—plus odd news, weird fads, quirky quotes, mind-bending science, head-scratching blunders, and all sorts of random oddities. Oh yeah, and thousands of incredible FACTS! Feel smarter (and a bit more dignified) as you settle into… • Weird Body Parts of the Rich and Famous • The Wild Man of Borneo • Cryptic Movie Titles Explained • "Pathological Generosity" and Other Real Medical Conditions • How to Perform CPR on Your Dog • When Postal Workers Go Rogue • Start Your Own Country! • Animals Under the Influence • Welcome to No Mans Land • The Mad Potter of Biloxi • Saved From the Trash: The “Lost Leonardo” • The Ten Longest Wars in History • Stomach-churning Food-Safety Mistakes • You Swallowed What? • Incredible Stories of Survival • The Case of the Stolen Bridge and Other Weird Crime Reports And much, much more!
Compiles the funniest and weirdest sports stories, sports lore, information on the origins of various sports, an overview of the science involved in playing specific sports, and more, including odd bar sports and tales about the crazy antics of wild mascots.
Presents a hilarious compendium of facts and figures, stories, jokes, and trivia, covering such topics as the history of the Library of Congress, the Luniverse, breaking the Mayan code, the origin of lasers, Chernobyl two decades later, and Cycads, Earth's most ancient plants. Original.
What's so uncanny about the 29th annual edition of Uncle John's? This enduring book series has been delivering entertaining information to three generations of readers (so far)... and it's still going strong! How do they do it? Back in 1988, Uncle John successfully predicted the way that 21st-century readers would want their information: in quick hits, concisely and cleverly written, and with details so delightful that you're compelled to share them with someone else. (Kind of like the Internet, but without all those annoying ads.) This groundbreaking series has been imitated time and time again but never equaled. And Uncanny is the Bathroom Readers' Institute at their very best. Covering a wide array of topics-incredible origins, forgotten history, weird news, amazing science, dumb crooks, and more-readers of all ages will enjoy these 512 pages of the best stuff in print. Here are but a few of the uncanny topics awaiting youE - The World's Weirdest Protests - The Wit and Wisdom of Bill Murray - Forgotten Game Shows - Darth Vader's Borderline Personality Disorder, and Other Real Psychiatric Diagnoses of Fictional Characters - Manly Historical Leaders and Their Manly Tattoos - NASA's Pillownaut" Experiment - The Secret Lives of Squatters - Toilets, Motorcycles, and Other Strange Things That Have Fallen From the Sky - The Origins of Apples and Oranges (and a Bunch of Other Fruits) - Where to Visit Real-Life Horror Movie Locations - Cooking with Mr. Coffee - Odd Alcoholic Drinks From Around the World - The History of the Tooth Fairy - Zoo Escapes! And much, much more! "
A latest annual edition of the successful series combines whimsical urban legends, weird news, brain teasers and bizarre headlines organized under such headers as "How to Survive on Roadkill" and "The Lamest Excuses of All Time." Original.