Uncle John's Weird Weird World (Hardcover)

Who, What, Where, When, and Wow!

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press, 9781626861732, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 2014

List Price: 29.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

It's an Uncle John's...with pictures

It's finally here--the book that Uncle John's fans have been asking for: a full-color, illustrated edition featuring the most entertaining articles from the world's bestselling bathroom trivia series Hundreds of eye-popping photographs add a new dimension to Uncle John's unique blend of trivia, humor, origins, history, science, and oddities. All the reader favorites are included--including dumb crooks, weird news, flubbed headlines, strange lawsuits, quirky quotations, and more. Now they pop off the pages like never before So stimulate your visual cortexes as you read about...

- Weird Beauty Pageants
- 40 Odd Uses for WD-40
- "Bagpiper's Fungus" and other bizarre diseases
- The Wild World of Weird Sports
- The "putrified forest" at Tennessee's Body Farm
- The origins of Monopoly, the lava lamp, computer viruses, and B movies
- World records that are so risky, Guinness won't even report them
- The all-time dumbest business decisions
- Harrowing stories from history, including the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the Pilgrims' uncomfortable ride on the Mayflower
- The Toxic Travel Guide
- How to cook with roadkill, get your TV show on the air, and more
- Whatever happened to Nikola Tesla's death ray?
- Real-life superheroes

And much, much more


About the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market -- Throne Sitters -- and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces. They are headquartered in Ashland, OR, and San Diego.