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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Odd (Uncle John's Presents)

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This volume—Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Wonderful World of Odd—exposes the best of the weirdest news, facts, and fun from all over the world. Since 1987, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has led the movement to stand up for those who sit down and read in the bathroom (and everywhere else for that matter). With more than 11 million books in print, the Uncle John’s Bathroom ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 20th 2007 by Portable Press
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Dan Schwent
Sep 02, 2008 Dan Schwent rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny, bri
The Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series is a treasure trove of marginally useful facts and this one is no different. Here are some examples of the facts within:

In the Ukraine, it's considered good luck to find a spider web on Christmas morning.

February 29, or leap day, is officially called Bissextile Day.

The skin under your fingernails is called the whickflaw.

Uncle John's Bathroom Readers are a great gift for the trivia nut in your life, to be enjoyed everywhere, especially the "office." Not onl
Joel Neff
Jan 23, 2008 Joel Neff rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Bathroom readers and trivia addicts.
Uncle John's Bathroom Readers are fantastic books full of trivia, bits of history, science, philosophy, and general weirdness.

Except that this last book, The Wonderful World of Odd, is filled entirely with general weirdness. And it is Wonderful.

Uncle John's series are well-researched and as up to date as possible, including recent stories as well as classics and this book matches any others in the series for quality.

Whether you are, actually, a bathroom reader, or just a fan of trivia and histor
Apr 09, 2008 Christie rated it really liked it
First, let me just clarify that although this book is billed as a bathroom reader, that's not where I read it.

Now, about the book. It's full of fascinating oddities that everyone in my family has dabbled in. This is a good book to leave out to read when you only have a moment here and a moment there to read. Really, eye-popping information. (I wish it didn't say it was a bathroom reader.)
Aug 28, 2012 JR rated it it was amazing
I really like how some of the stories like Acoustic Kitty which was a CIA project launched by the Directorate of Science & Technology in the 1960s attempting to use cats in spy missions. Completely floored me. Only the government would be that forward thinking and not anticipate the spat. Colorful and informative. Another of my fav's in this series.
Joseph F
Oct 04, 2013 Joseph F rated it really liked it
This book is great!! It's a much shorter read than the Hollywood one which is a great thing. Once again, we get a great variety of content. Also it's full of great tidbits to share with your friends and family. Want to learn about cats that spy on Russians? Then this book is for you! Find this and more in the wonderful world of odd!
Jan 19, 2011 Kathy rated it liked it
Another fun, factoid-filled collection from the BRI (Bathroom Reader's Institute) - perfect for people who don't have a lot of time to just read, these little one-two pagers can be very enjoyable. Not just for the bathroom! ;)
Jan 14, 2015 Mark rated it it was amazing
Another great book from the line of Uncle John's Bathroom readers
Jan 25, 2011 Kwirebaugh rated it really liked it
As always, very interesting and ODD!
Jul 13, 2007 Jill rated it it was amazing
Let this one book stand in for all of Uncle John's. I have every book BRI has published. They are fantastic factoid books. This one is particularly neato, if a bit short.

Tim The Enchanter
Aug 26, 2013 Tim The Enchanter rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of the Uncle John's Bathroom Readers. This volume is slimmer than the regular issues but still makes for excellent throne reading.
Amina Ahmed
Dec 12, 2007 Amina Ahmed rated it it was amazing
if you are a firm believer in having loobries, then uncle john's bathroom reader series is a must for your shelf.
Sep 09, 2012 Jo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
A particularly good Uncle John reader full of, well, odd. Lots of 1 to 3 page reads off odd people places and things.
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