Atlas Obscura meets 1001 Facts to Scare the Sh*t Out of You in this serious survey of the most bizarre, creepy, and sometimes hilarious customs from cultures around the world.
Every culture handles life differently. From the “blackening of the bride” in Scotland and the custom of not looking babies in the eyes in Kenya, to enlisting geese as part of the police squad in China and the tradition of children eating bread with chocolate sprinkles for breakfast in Amsterdam, there are so many unique behaviors all across the world.
In Bizarre World, journey across the globe to understand how various cultures approach everything from grief, beauty standards, food, parenting, death, stress management, happiness, and more. Many customs may seem perfectly sane, while others, not so much. Some are just downright strange, funny, or weird.
There’s so much to discover about the people around us and the beliefs they hold. Let Bizarre World be your armchair guide to a different way of life with quick facts and “did you knows?” that will leave you saying, “huh, that’s strange.”
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About the Author
E. Reid Ross resides in Maryland and is a columnist/editor at Cracked. He’s no scientist, that’s for sure, but with a background in military intelligence and law enforcement, he’s not just the author this book needs, he’s exactly the one it deserves.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bizarre World is a fascinating journey of fun & really odd facts of our world. This is not a book that you pick up & read from front to back but one that you just pick out sections & read & enjoy. I usually highlight parts that I personally find funny, strange or just plain crazy . It is a great book to skim while you are waiting for an appointment or while you are waiting for never ending commercials on TV to end,