Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader [NOOK Book]

Overview

Why is our lucky 13th edition All-Purpose? Uncle John himself explains: “You can read this Bathroom Reader anywhere--in the obvious spot, in bed or, heck, by the pool or at work.” Why Extra-Strength? “Because of the mountains of research gathered, you can guess where, by our crackpot . . . I mean hotshot . . . staff.” Yes, APES (as we affectionately call it at the BRI) is filled to the rim with more than 500 pages of amazing facts, quotes, history, myths, brain teasers, origins, celebrity gossip, and our powerful...
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Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader

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Overview

Why is our lucky 13th edition All-Purpose? Uncle John himself explains: “You can read this Bathroom Reader anywhere--in the obvious spot, in bed or, heck, by the pool or at work.” Why Extra-Strength? “Because of the mountains of research gathered, you can guess where, by our crackpot . . . I mean hotshot . . . staff.” Yes, APES (as we affectionately call it at the BRI) is filled to the rim with more than 500 pages of amazing facts, quotes, history, myths, brain teasers, origins, celebrity gossip, and our powerful brand of “uncanny” humor. Here are 13 reasons to read this book:

1. Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of ten plus three
2. Military surplus: The story of carrot cake
3. The real-life inspiration behind Dracula
4. Going Ape: The history of Tarzan
5. People who married themselves
6. Politically incorrect toothpaste
7. Legendary business blunders
8. Hollywood’s biggest bombs
9. Wide world of weird sports
10. Dog food for thought
11. The birth of the CD
12. Dumb criminals
13. Zappa’s Law
And much, much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607106654
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Series: Bathroom Reader
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 297,272
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a dedicated group of knowledge hounds. Led for 25 years by the incomparable Uncle John, the BRI has perfected the art of searching the world for obscure, surprising, and often hilarious reading material -- and dispensing it in an easily-digestible format for readers of all ages. With dozens of titles and more than 11 million books sold, the BRI has become the world's bestselling bathroom-reading series. (And it's not just for people who like to read on the throne; these books are great ANYWHERE you put them!)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2002

    Bathroom Books Are Great!!

    especially when it's useless trivia. I was at my moms when I first picked this one up and couldn't get enough. I had to get it for myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2001

    I LOVE ALL THESE BOOKS!

    This book is one of Uncle Johns best! I LOVE the green cover. More useless knowledge!! yay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2001

    So interesting!

    If you are someone who loves little known facts, trivia, and pop culture history, then you will LOVE this book and the others in the series. You will soon want to read them ALL! The person who thought of these books is brilliant.

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