The Exploding Toilet: Modern Urban Legends

The Exploding Toilet: Modern Urban Legends

by David Holt, Bill Mooney

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Overview

The Exploding Toilet: Modern Urban Legends by David Holt, Bill Mooney

Winner of the Storytelling World Award
Hey, did you hear about the guy who dropped a lit cigarette into the toilet without seeing the gasoline rags soaking in the bowl? Of course you did, it happened to your cousin's gym teacher. Or was it your gym teacher's cousin? Storytellers David Holt and Bill Mooney follow up their previous hit Spiders in the Hairdo with a whole new collection of modern urban legends. Here you'll find stupid criminals, government SNAFU's, scary stories, and a section featuring the Internet. These stories are too good not to pass on.... Once you start telling them, your friends will say you're on a roll! These prankster school stories will teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and fairness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874837155
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 1,227,814
Product dimensions: 5.44(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 1 - 14 Years

About the Author

David Holt Bio: David Holt found his life’s journey in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. With a passion to become an old-time banjo player, David traveled to remote mountain communities like Kingdom Come, Kentucky and Sodom Laurel, North Carolina searching for the best traditional musicians. Holt found hundreds of old-time mountaineers with a wealth of folk music, stories and wisdom. There was banjoist Wade Mainer, ballad singer Dellie Norton, singing coal miner Nimrod Workman, and 122-year-old washboard player Susie Brunson. Holt learned to play not only the banjo but also many unusual instruments like the mouth bow, the bottleneck slide guitar and even the paper bag. For over three decades, David’s passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful performing and recording career. He has earned four Grammy Awards and performed and recorded with many of his mentors including Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins. Today he tours the country performing solo, with his band The Lightning Bolts and with Sutton, Holt and Coleman. His work has been featured in a number of public television productions.

Table of Contents

Introduction5
Idiots on Parade9
The Home Front23
School Daze29
Dumb Luck and Bad Breaks35
Scary Stories45
Hoaxes and Affairs of State61
Crime Doesn't Pay71
Occupational Hazards79
What Are the Chances?85
Good Thinking93
Hot Off the Internet99

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