Uncle John's Legendary Lost Bathroom Readers: The Bathroom Reader's Institute

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Long ago, Bathroom Reader fans everywhere cried out in terror when Uncle John’s legendary 5th, 6th, and 7th editions were taken out of print. But then they rejoiced at the release of this ginormous book: Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader! Weighing in at a whopping 673 pages, the entire texts of those long-lost editions have been reanimated into one of the BRI’s all-time best sellers. You’ll be rewarded with thousands of amazing facts, hundreds of incredible quotations, and dozens of short, medium, and ...

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Overview

Long ago, Bathroom Reader fans everywhere cried out in terror when Uncle John’s legendary 5th, 6th, and 7th editions were taken out of print. But then they rejoiced at the release of this ginormous book: Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader! Weighing in at a whopping 673 pages, the entire texts of those long-lost editions have been reanimated into one of the BRI’s all-time best sellers. You’ll be rewarded with thousands of amazing facts, hundreds of incredible quotations, and dozens of short, medium, and long articles (and a few extra-long ones, too), covering history, sports, politics, origins, language, blunders, and more. Find out what half a million readers already know: Legendary Lost is quintessential Uncle John. A few examples:

- Pizza history
- The Godzilla quiz
- How Wall Street got rich
- The strange fate of the Dodo bird
- The best of the worst country song titles
- People who were famous for 15 minutes
- Miss Piggy’s timeless wisdom
- Accidental discoveries
- The king of farts
And much, much, much, much more!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879682740
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Bathroom Reader
  • Pages: 678
  • Sales rank: 525,776
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.75 (d)

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.

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Table of Contents

Pop Science
One Nuclear Bomb Can Ruin Your Whole Day
Colors
Vive la Difference!
The Plumber's Helper
Accidental Discoveries
Spaced Out
People-Watching
Caffeine Facts
Scratch 'n' Sniff
Left-Handed Facts
More Left-Handed Facts
More People-Watching
What Is Hypnotism?
The Fingerprint File
To Tell the Truth
The Bermuda Triangle
In the Blink of an Eye
Eat Your Vitamins!
Mummy's the Word
Why Your Feet Smell
The Strange Fate of the Dodo Bird
Quizzes
What Does It Say?
Aunt Lenna's Puzzles
Acronymania
Test Your "Beverly Hillbillies" IQ
The Numbers Game
Myth America
The Myth-Adventures of Christopher Columbus
The Truth About the Panama Canal
The Myth-Adventures of Thomas Edison
Myth America
End of the World
A Handy Guide to the End of the World
The Personal Columns
The Elvis Sideshow
Dubious Achievers
Men of Letters
Sibling Rivalry
Fun With Elvis
Rumors
Mama Mia!
Revenge!
Famous for 15 Minutes
It's a Miracle!
The Dustbin of History
Unsung Superheroes
Meet Dr. Seuss
Controversial Characters
Famous for 15 Minutes
The World's Most Popular Twins
Barnum's History Lesson
Unexpected Encounters
The Singing Nun
Cloudmaster Elvis
Famous for 15 Minutes
The Flying Nun
"Fortunate" Sons
Elvis: Top Gun
Reader's Article of the Year
The King of Farts
Food for Thought
10 Candy Bars You'll Never Eat
(Junk) Food for Thought
Candy Bits
The TV Dinner
A Slice of Life
A Food Is Born
Cold Foods
A Food Is Born
What Is SPAM?
The Legal System
Looney Laws
Grounds for Divorce
International Law
Order in the Court!
Strange Lawsuits
The Cadaver Synod
Strange Lawsuits
More Strange Lawsuits
Incompetent Criminals
Famous Trials: The Witches of Salem
Famous Trials: Henry Ford vs. The Chicago Tribune
Wordplay
Definitions
Tang Twusters
Madam, I'm Adam
Cowboy Talk
Wordplay
Oxymorons
Limericks
English/ Japanese Words
Blotto, Looped, Fried
Twisted Titles
Limericks
Word & Phrases
Familiar Phrases
Everyday Phrases
Word Origins
Famous Phrases
The Name Game
What's In a Name?
Familiar Names
State Your Name
Patron Saints
You're My Inspiration
Basketball Names
Myth-Pronunication
Cartoon Names
If Heartaches Were Wine
Brand Names
A Gaggle of Geese
Name Your Poison
Western Nicknames
The Months of the Year
Silly British Village Names
It's A Conspiracy
Caveat Emptor
Nixon's the One?
The S&L Scandal: True or False?
Double-Cross in the Desert?
Sweetened With Fruit Juice?
Little Nariyah's Tale
Who Killed Malcolm X?
Reefer Madness
Who Killed Marilyn?
True Lies: The Tonkin Incident
Who Helped Hitler?
Business News
Made In America?
Three Memorable Sales Promotions
The Latest Thing
Fabulous Flops
Fabulous Flops
Give Yourself Some Credit
Promotions that Backfired
Lloyd's of London
Primetime Proverbs
Primetime Proverbs
Pop History
Parking Meter Trivia
Who Were Harley & Davidson?
Everyday Origins
Great Cars of Yesteryear
Look It Up!
What, Me Worry?
The Rock 'n' Roll Riots of 1956
Family Holidays
Condom Sense
The Goodyear Blimp
The Whole Tooth
MTV Facts
First Reports
Origin of the "Big Three" Networks
The Toughest Town in the West
The Pencil
How to Take a Shower-Bath
Pop-Pourri
Where-ing Clothes
Happy Birthday!
A Toy Is Born
That's a Load of Garbage
Lucky Strikes
Three Weird Medical Conditions
Pretty Flamingos
Innovations in Your Home
Start Your Own Country
Wedding Superstitions
Oops!
Money Facts
The Genuine Article
The Grimm Philosophy
Diamond Voodoo
Knitting with Dog Hair
The Birth of the Comic Book
Bad Hair Days
Pet Fads
The Jeep Story
The Barney Story
The Naked Truth
Building the Pentagon
Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?
Dave Barry's Embarrassing Moments
The Mona Lisa
Childhood Wisdom
Go Ask Alice
Greetings From Oz
Childhood Wisdom
Mouthing Off
Ol' Blood 'n' Guts
Give 'em Hell, Harry
Malcolm X Speaks
Wise Guy
Free Advice
More Free Advice
Wilde About Oscar
Oh, Kate!
According to Shaw
Miss Piggy
Sandburgisms
By George!
By George, Too
Shakespeare Sayeth
Dorothy Parker Sez
Oh No, It's Mr Bill
Here's Johnny
Hellman's Laws
A Wild and Crazy Guy
Zap!
Bombeckisms
Robin's Raving
Rosanne Sez
Sheer Shandling
Dear Abby
No Respect
Thurberisms
Dave's World
Here's Jay
Twain's Thoughts
Meet the Beatles
Ask the Experts
Historical Tidbits
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Food Fight!
What Really Happened in 1000 AD
Pirate Lore
Missed It by That Much
Monumental Mistakes
The Truth About Pearl Harbor
Suspicious Deaths
The Death of Jim Morrison
The Death of Warren G. Harding
Elvis Lives
The Search for Amelia Earhart
The Curse of King Tut
The Strange Death of Vicki Morgan
Amusements
April Fools!
Secrets of Disneyland
On a Carousel
It's in the Cards
The Secrets of a Harlequin Romance
Dirty Tricks
Dirty Tricks
Carnival Tricks
More Carnival Tricks
On the Line
Behind the Hits
Familiar Melodies
Real-Life Songs
The "Wild Thing" Story
One-Hit Wonders
The Singing Chipmunks
Translated Hits
TV or not TV?
TV Theme Song Trivia
Inside "Cheers"
Inside "Jeopardy!"
A Family Affair
"The Adventures of Superman"
"The Honeymooners"
Opening Lines
"And Now for Something Completely Different"
"The Avengers"
Welcome to "The Outer Limits"
Film
Box-Office Bloopers
The Duke
Coolest Movie Lines Ever
First Films
Sound Effects
Inside Citizen Kane
The Godzilla Quiz
Disaster Films
Accidentally X-Rated
How to Succeed in Movies Without Really Trying
Star Wars
The Current Wars
The War of the Currents
Politics
That Was No Lady
Presidential Trivia
Democracy in Action
Gallup's Gamble
The TV Speech That Made a President (Reagan)
Senate Fights
The TV Speech That Made a President (JFK)
Meet Your Commie Masters
J. Edgar Hoover and the Red Menace
Other Presidential Firsts
First Ladies of Politics
Presidential Quiz
Joe McCarthy's Joke
Politically Correct Nightmares
The TV Speech That Made a President (Nixon)
JFK's Presidential Affairs
The Saga of Chester A. Arthur
Foreign Language
Bow-wow or Wang-wang?
Let Me Write Sign, I Speak English
It Loses Something in Translation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    we own them all

    buyer beware...this is the same as volumes 5, 6 & 7.....website info doesn't indicate that and we already have all of them.....if you don't already own Uncle John's stuff...GREAT BATHROOM READING MATERIAL!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2002

    A must for that avid reader who toils

    The book is GREAT--the topics perfect for a short sitting and an easy read, but the paper is too coarse.

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