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Uncle John's Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader #26)

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2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Humor!

The 26th annual edition of Uncle John’s wildly successful series is all-new and jam-packed with the BRI’s patented mix of fun and information. Open up to any page and you may find an interesting origin (like the origin of the snowglobe) or a piece of obscure history (like the true story of the man who tried to repeal
Paperback, 544 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by Portable Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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David Caldwell
Dec 31, 2015 David Caldwell rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, non-fiction
I like this series of trivia books. It is set up in a good format. You are getting short, medium, and long stories. You even get a few multi-part stories. This enables the reader to fit their reading to the time they have.

There are a few drawbacks to this series though. The books are bricks. They are fairly thick trade-size books so they are not the easiest to carry. (I guess you could look for e-versions but I have stuck with the printed books so far since I am gifting them or finding them on
Marathon County Public Library MCPL
Once a year the Bathroom Readers Institute uncorks their latest compilation of trivia facts and feats. Well, here comes UNCLE JOHN'S PERPETUALLY PLEASING BATHROOM READER, the 26th Bathroom Reader annual. And it's as chock full of fun and interesting facts as the first 25! This latest edition offers up 540 pages of info on fads & flops, forgotten history, myths & legends, dumb crooks, pop music firsts, business, the 1960s British Invasion, TV shows, odd kitchen gadgets, etc. Whether you'r ...more
Dec 01, 2013 Jeff rated it really liked it
I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway.

I love trivia. This volume is the 26th in a long line of books not meant to be read in one sitting. There are short "chapters", and on the bottom of each page is a fact that can fit in one sentence.

A lot of these stories must have been collected from various sources, because they tell of events that have happened world wide. The good thing about these stories is they are current -- not too many of them are from before 2010, it seems. The bad thing i
Caitlin Tyo
Dec 02, 2014 Caitlin Tyo rated it really liked it
I mean yeah I pretty much read the whole thing. Quality bathroom reading!
Tom Darrow
Mar 14, 2015 Tom Darrow rated it it was amazing
Another solid offering by BRI.
Darbi Bradley
Apr 30, 2014 Darbi Bradley rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Lovely and fun as always!
John Orman
Mar 01, 2014 John Orman rated it really liked it
OK, it has the name "John" on it, so it has to be good, right?

All New, 26th edition! Who could have known this type of book would become vintage and classic?

Full of fun facts, trivia, humor, and history, as well as some really weird "facts".

I especially liked the little articles "How to Tell if You're Dead" and "Smell-O-Vision."

Also fun were the Lincoln Highway and Life after Baseball.

Also like the old Jeopardy questions from the 60's and 70's!

Noelle Walsh
Dec 16, 2013 Noelle Walsh rated it it was amazing
Like all Bathroom Readers, I could hardly put this book down! I even took to reading it outside the bathroom, it was so good! I hope this series of books never stops coming out and Uncle John never stops making them. They just keep on flushing!
Patricia Atkinson
Sep 01, 2014 Patricia Atkinson rated it it was amazing
I love all uncle johns bathroom readers they are so full of information and facts.there is no end to what you can learn through theses one and you have to read them all well worth the investment.
Nov 18, 2013 Cyndi rated it it was amazing
These books are just so fun. Another well done book by Uncle John's!
Dec 14, 2014 Kara rated it really liked it
I love this series. Time to get the next one.
Abraham Ray
Apr 30, 2015 Abraham Ray rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes uncle john books
Shelves: trivia, young-adult, humor
nice collection of stories!
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