Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Ohio [NOOK Book]


We’ve assembled a crackpot team of Ohio investigators to comb the countryside, explore the cities,...
See more details below
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Ohio

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price
(Save 34%)$15.95 List Price


We’ve assembled a crackpot team of Ohio investigators to comb the countryside, explore the cities, and uncover the history, trivia, and fun facts that make the Buckeye State such a unique and special place. Read about . . .

- Ohio firsts
- John Glenn, Johnny Appleseed, and other famous Ohioans
- Cleveland rocks!
- From Ada to Youngstown: a crossword puzzle
- The pride of the Buckeyes
- The Wright sister’s role in history
- Akron’s All-American Soap Box Derby!
- Wacky Ohio
And much, much more!
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
The Uncle John pundits take bathroom erudition to new levels with this 324-page plunge into Ohio's people, places, pastimes, events, oddities, and history. So entertaining that you'll be bringing it into the shower.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607106906
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Bathroom Reader
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 947,333
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface     xii
Around Ohio
An Unlikely Visitor     41
A State of Wine     50
The Zanesville Bridge     53
Major Reward     101
A Drive on the Pike     130
Wild Weather     132
Name That Town     171
Name That Town, Part 2     242
A Game of Horse     285
The Ohio State Fair By the Numbers     287
Why So Blue?     27
Cleansing Fire?     38
A Good Scare     13
The Friendly Ghosts     219
Buckeye Fever
The Scarlet and Gray By the Numbers     43
The Snow Bowl     143
That's Nutty!     145
The Pride of the Buckeyes     259
Business Boom!
Battelle Memorial Institute     36
B.F. Goodrich By the Numbers     74
Just a Guy Who Makes Hamburgers     179
Got Glass?     198
Weigh to Go, Toledo     254
Goodyear...Then and Now     257
It's Just Business     262
The Number One Fun Car     267
From Door Knocking to Lip Smacking     273
Freedom Fighters
Ohio Underground     79
A DaringRescue     160
The Book That Changed the World     237
The Great Outdoors
Endangered Ohio     185
Go Jump in a Lake     214
Ohio's Own     295
The Apple Tree Man     57
A Week of Water     61
Ohio Firsts     82
Battle of Fallen Timbers     134
The Real Fugitive?     209
The Great Chase     251
It Happened in 1803     283
(No) Thanks, Ohio     293
Washington's Last Soldier     298
A Capital City     8
An Industrious Town     54
Sports City     70
Open-Minded Oberlin     85
Ain't No Mistake By the Lake     103
Good Ol' Youngstown     158
Meet Me in Cincy     196
Frog Town     233
Lovely Loveland     281
Tomato, To-mah-toe     30
Ladies First     114
Ka-ching!     148
A Radio Adventure     167
The Wright Brothers...and Sister     189
Invented in Ohio     230
It's Official
A Grand Ol' Burgee     4
Just the Facts      6
On the Map     7
Let's Get Down to Business!     25
Down on the Farm     56
Ohio in Primes     98
Just for Fun
You Know You're an Ohioan When     60
Bombeck's Thoughts On     68
The Eagle Has Landed     87
Dumb Crooks: Ohio Style     108
Legalese     116
Funny Ohioans     157
Ohio Wisdom     193
Let the Good Times Roll
The Gravity Grand Prix     1
Topsy-Turvy     65
Stars of the Derby     137
Some Like It Hot     140
Let Us Entertain You
Ohio on the Tube     18
How Alan Freed the Music, Part 1     33
Ohio in Song     96
Ohio Stars: the Classics     99
How Alan Freed the Music, Part 2     126
Ohio Literati     155
The Secret Life of Carolyn Keene     174
Sing a Song     177
Modern Ohio Stars     212
The Man Behind the Underpants     264
Native Sons and Daughters
Getting to Know Cy Young     10
Born in Ohio     46
Eight Things You Don't Know About Annie Oakley     88
Here's Johnny!      205
Jer-ry! Jer-ry!     247
Oddball Ohio
Of Gangsters and Presidents, Part 1     72
Offbeat Ohio     91
Wacky Ohio     94
Fun Fests: The Best (and Wurst)     111
Wacky Ohio, Part 2     121
Of Gangsters and Presidents, Part 2     152
More Offbeat Ohio     164
Weird Ohio     183
Fun Fests, Part 2     222
Offbeat Ohio (Again)     235
Weird Ohio, Part 2     297
Political Shenanigans
One Taft After Another     76
The Dreamer     270
Ohio's Presidents     276
Literary Lions     16
From Ada to Youngstown     124
Ohio Comes First     194
They Grow 'Em Smart in Ohio!     228
Sports Central
Cleveland Browns By the Numbers     22
Cincinnati Reds By the Numbers     105
A Long and Winding Road     118
Seven Things You Don't Know About the Golden Bear     202
Six Things You Don't Know About Paul O'Neill     217
Cleveland Indians By the Numbers     225
Cincinnati Bengals By the Numbers     244
Welcome to the Cavs Nation     290
Answers      301
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013


    Sry its been long becase i forgot about this place.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)