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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids: Bizarre Bites of Incredible Information

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Weighing in at over 400 pages, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids is a fact-a-palooza of obscure information. Like what, you ask?
Well, did you know that bats always turn left when they exit a cave? How about that in the 1960s astronauts trained for moon voyages by walking on Hawaiian lava fields? Also, Lloyd’s of London insured Bruce Springsteen’s voice fo
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Portable Press
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Dan Schwent
Dec 19, 2013 Dan Schwent rated it really liked it
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids: Bizarre Bites of Incredible Information is a collection of one or two line bits of interesting facts or trivia.

This was a Netgalley find but I probably would have bought it anyway since I already have a substantial Bathroom Reader library.

Here is a brief sampling of the nuggets of knowledge within:
- Only female mosquitos suck blood
- The loganberry was accidentally created when a botanist had a raspberry plant too close to the blackberry plants
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Teena in Toronto
Mar 22, 2014 Teena in Toronto rated it really liked it
I've bought a few of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader books over the years and find them entertaining.

The contents in this one include:

Roads & transportation
Geography
Doctors & dentists
Crime and punishment
Travel log
Grub
Quote me
The human body
Rich & famous
Cute stuff
TV & radio
Major awards
Let us entertain you
Family ties
And lots more!

I like these books because the information is bite-size, informative and great when you feel like reading but don't have the time or inclinatio
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Jessica
Dec 29, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Over 400 pages of tantalizing, mind-blowing facts. Did you know that Elvis always wore a helmet while watching football? Or that bats always turn left when they leave a cave? That's just a tiny sampling of all of the interesting, humorous, and downright bizarre facts you'll discover in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader: Attack of the Factoids. I loved the easy to read format, the engaging topics, and the humor that was displayed throughout. This was actually the first time I had read any of the Bathr ...more
David V.
Feb 15, 2014 David V. rated it it was amazing
Received from Goodreads through their drawing. Started on 3-10-14. Finished 3-14-14. For someone like me who's curious about damn near everything, this book was awesome. In the intro, the compilers say that their standard for facts is that "it has to be so interesting and surprising that you feel compelled to share it with others." That was my experience in sharing much of the info with my wife who's just as curious as I am. I've never read any of their many other fact books, but if you have a c ...more
Marathon County Public Library MCPL
If you're a trivia buff, you'll enjoy ATTACK OF THE FACTOIDS. Published by the Uncle John Bathroom Readers' crew, it's a marvelous, 400-page helping of trivial facts and assorted information. It includes brief facts on crime & punishment, ancient history, quotations, plants & animals, rich & famous people, etc. You can read it cover to cover or just pick a page and jump into the fascinating world of trivia.


Mike O. / Marathon County Public Library
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Jenn Ballmann
May 26, 2014 Jenn Ballmann rated it liked it
I was sent a copy of the book for review through Net Galley, as always, all opinions are my own.

I’ve been buying Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader books for my father for years, he’s a huge fan. One thing I’ve noticed over time, and this book is no exception, is that the quality of the content is slowly slipping. With this particular book I found less that 50% of the facts to be interesting and entertaining and there were a large amount of facts that are so commonplace I couldn’t understand why they
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Cherie
Feb 03, 2014 Cherie rated it it was amazing
Trivia is fun. Random small bits of information that can tell us more about our world. Or at the very least liven up a gathering. The other wonderful thing about trivia is it makes for light, fun reading. Which the Uncle John's Bathroom Readers seem to be the epitome of when it comes to trivia.

I really don't have much to say on this book to be honest. Mainly because it's exactly what it says on the cover. A huge collection of trivia facts. Nothing more, nothing less. It's a good source to get yo
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Elizabeth
Apr 24, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
I will be the first to admit that I love learning new trivia and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader never disappoints. I learned more odd facts and wacky tidbits than I needed to know. If you've read one Uncle John's then you know what to expect and know that you will never look at mundane things the same way again.
Tom Darrow
Oct 01, 2015 Tom Darrow rated it really liked it
Another solid offering.

A bit of bathroom humor there.
Suzy
Apr 08, 2014 Suzy rated it it was amazing
Now sitting at the back of my home toilet, every factoid was thoroughly enjoyable and interesting. 10/10 would recommend.
Allyssa
May 04, 2015 Allyssa rated it really liked it
well that ended abruptly. was great until then.
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