Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Fake Facts: Really Unbelievable . . . Because They're Not Real

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The crackpot staff of the Bathroom Readers’ Institute is out of control. After 25 years of laboriously researching facts and verifying them and then verifying them again, Uncle John’s mischievous minions decided to blow off a little steam. The result: Fake Facts. It’s stuff that isn’t even remotely true—we just made it sound real. Why? Because it’s really funny. Fake Facts is 228 pages of origins, facts, weird products, strange diseases, kooky fads, slang terms, historical oddities, and other fascinating bits of ...

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Overview

The crackpot staff of the Bathroom Readers’ Institute is out of control. After 25 years of laboriously researching facts and verifying them and then verifying them again, Uncle John’s mischievous minions decided to blow off a little steam. The result: Fake Facts. It’s stuff that isn’t even remotely true—we just made it sound real. Why? Because it’s really funny. Fake Facts is 228 pages of origins, facts, weird products, strange diseases, kooky fads, slang terms, historical oddities, and other fascinating bits of information that are too good to be true . . . because they aren’t true. So put aside your BS detector and settle in to read about:

The ill-fated “Vice President For a Day” for kids program
How the overfishing of dolphins led to the canned tuna industry
“Crumble,” “plaidsy,” “benji,” and other British slang
Abandoned rules of early baseball, and obscure rules of grammar
How early vegetarians gave Boston its “Beantown” nickname
The secret superpowers of twins
James Joyce’s unpublished sci-fi trilogy
Unicorns, wizards, and pirates galore

And lots more falsified fun!

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  • ISBN-13: 9781607105596
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,400,179
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 6.84 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Bathroom Readers' Institute: The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market—Throne Sitters—and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Ccvg

    Vgggggggfggfhfftf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    beware

    Beware its all fake(hence the title "fake facts") hope this helped

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