Are You Sh*tting Me?: 1,004 Facts That Will Scare the Crap Out of You [NOOK Book]

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Blue Ice, Meteors, and Beaver Ass, Oh My!

FACT: The use of maggots to clean wounds has proven to be effective for patients who don't respond to traditional treatments.

FACT: The Icelandic dish hákarl is beheaded basking shark that is ...
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Are You Sh*tting Me?: 1,004 Facts That Will Scare the Crap Out of You

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Overview

Blue Ice, Meteors, and Beaver Ass, Oh My!

FACT: The use of maggots to clean wounds has proven to be effective for patients who don't respond to traditional treatments.

FACT: The Icelandic dish hákarl is beheaded basking shark that is buried in the ground for six to 12 weeks to putrefy before it is eaten.

FACT: Used during the Dutch Revolt, rat torture involved trapping rodents under a bowl on a prisoner's stomach then heating the bowl's exterior so the animals would eat through the victim's flesh to try to escape.

FACT: The average person picks his nose five times every hour, occasionally eating what he picks.

The world is a scary place, and it gets scarier every day. From the creator of the bestselling 1,001 Facts That Will Scare The S#*t Out Of You comes this new collection of 1,004 (count 'em!) truly horrifying and horrifyingly true facts about the world around us.

From ancient medical practices to doomsday scenarios, to disgusting food from around the world and the entire terrifying state of Florida, the facts in Are You Sh*tting Me? are sure to entertain and disturb you at once. Unless of course you are already disturbed, in which case this is the book for you!
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
10/01/2014
For the purpose of reader education, McNeal attempts to compile 1,004 new pieces of information. The facts are organized into 27 chapters that group them by topics such as "Florida," "Torture Devices," "Drivers Who Suck," and "The 1970s, Man." Each section begins with a paragraph of introduction followed by a list of 25 to 60 facts. These tidbits are in no particular order and are one or two sentences long each, with some clip-art style illustrations. The work concludes with a list of sources, one for each entry. McNeal writes in a wry and engaging manner and in the tradition of the many "Bathroom Reader" type of reference works. VERDICT While it is full of intriguing information and will definitely circulate well in a public or school library, it is not clear what this book would add to a reference collection beyond trivia.—Samantha Schmehl Hines, Mansfield Lib., Univ. of Montana, Missoula
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698148413
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 302,134
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Cary McNeal is the author of the bestselling Scared Sh*tless and 1,001 Facts That Will Scare the S#*t Out of You. He is also an Emmy-winning humorist who writes for TV and the web.
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