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Uncle John's Fourth Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader #4)

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Here's a pot-pourri of stimulating reading...for moments when nothing but the most absorbing material will do! No more frantic searches at the last minute for that perfect magazine article. No agonizing choices between light reading and the serious stuff. This little volume has it all: Entertainment, humor, education, trivia, science, history, pop culture...and more! And i ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 15th 1991 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Mark Oppenlander
Apr 28, 2013 Mark Oppenlander rated it liked it
Shelves: trivia
Things I learned from this book:

- The word addict originally described a type of Roman slave. So to be an addict is to be enslaved to something.
- Tobacco farmers were exempt from the WWII draft because the crop was considered "essential."
- The name Kiwanis comes from a Canadian Indian expression that means "we have good time/we make noise." How appropriate.
- A South Korean movie theater owner decided that "The Sound of Music" was too long and so decided to shorten it - by cutting out all of the
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HeavyReader
Feb 15, 2010 HeavyReader rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: folks who don't have much time but want to read something short and sweet
Recommended to HeavyReader by: Michael Schneider
Shelves: nonfiction
Yet another of the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader books that I've read. (Thanks Mike Schneider!)

As I've said before, this series is fantastic! Short (usually no more than two pages) bits of nonfiction make up the bulk of the book, but there are also quotes from famous people, lists, and behind the scenes info.

While marketed for the bathroom reading (meaning on the toilet, really), I think they also work well in the bathtub, on the bus or train, or at bedtime. The writing is entertaining and inform
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Michael Tarpinian
Not as good as the new stuff.
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Nov 12, 2013 Brian rated it it was amazing
I've read all 25! Love them!
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