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Alex Palmer

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Alex Palmer is the author of five nonfiction books including New York Times bestseller The Santa Claus Man and the forthcoming Happiness Hacks. A journalist and excavator of fascinating facts, he is also the author of Weird-o-pedia, Alternative Facts, and Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature.

His writing has also appeared in Esquire, Best Life, Slate, Mental Floss, Smithsonian, Vulture, and The Rumpus, among others.

See more at www.alexpalmerwrites.com.
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The Santa Claus Man: The Ri...

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Weird-o-pedia: The Ultimate...

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“Gluck asserted that the poor were not simple downtrodden innocents as the Santa Claus Association had for years presented them. They were time bombs, ready to detonate as soon as conditions worsened. He suggested to Tumulty that the United States create a surveillance system that would “keep tabs” on the poor, and poor Germans in particular, without their knowledge—and that he should oversee the whole thing.”
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“Spiders are reputed to taste like peanut butter.”
Alex Palmer, Weird-o-pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things

“Gluck asserted that the poor were not simple downtrodden innocents as the Santa Claus Association had for years presented them. They were time bombs, ready to detonate as soon as conditions worsened. He suggested to Tumulty that the United States create a surveillance system that would “keep tabs” on the poor, and poor Germans in particular, without their knowledge—and that he should oversee the whole thing.”
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