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Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

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Happy birthday, Uncle John! This 20th anniversary edition proves that some things do get better with age. 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). Uncle Johns Triumphant 20th Bathroom Reader is jam-packed with 600 pages of all-new articles (as usual, divided by length for your sitting convenience). In what other single book could you find such a lively mix of surprising trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quirky quotations, and wacky wordplay? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained as you read about:

The incredible (edible) history of bread

The secret congressional bomb shelter

Farts in the news

The history of the aloha shirt

The real Zorro

The worst city in America

How your taste buds work

Its the Peanuts story, Charlie Brown

And much, much more!

Synopsis:

Proving that some things do get better with age, Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader is packed with 600-plus pages of all-new material. Here, fans of “the John” can find all of their favorites: obscure trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quotable quotes, dazzling wordplay, and much more. Celebrating two decades of royal reading on the throne, this edition plunges deep into history to reveal the origin of the Golden Rule and the history of boxing; flushes away all the fictions surroundings real-life sea monsters, and cowboys and Indians; and wipes out preconceived notions about how tastebuds work. Other sections dip into such topics as Viewmaster and the 3-D revolution; books by crooks; and the real-life Zorro. Equally suited for quick stopovers or lingering stays, this absorbing anniversary book is sure to entertain and educate readers while eliminating any traces of boredom.

Synopsis:

Celebrating two decades of royal reading on the throne, this anniversary edition plunges deep into history to reveal the origin of the Golden Rule; flushes away the fiction surroundings real-life sea monsters; and wipes out preconceived notions about how tastebuds work; plus much more.

Synopsis:

Happy birthday, Uncle John! This 20th anniversary edition—Uncle Johns Triumphant 20th Bathroom Reader—proves that some things do get better with age. 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 Johns Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.

Where else could you find obscure trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quotations, and wordplay? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about…

The origin of the Golden Rule

How your taste buds work

The real Zorro

Space needles, Ferris wheels, and the weirdest structures of all time

Books by crooks

And much, much more!

About the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market—Throne Sitters—and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592230938
Author:
Bathroom Readers
Publisher:
Portable Press
Author:
Bathroom Readers' Institute
Author:
Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Subject:
Topic - Adult
Subject:
General
Subject:
Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc.
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
20th Anniversary Edition
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 23.5 oz

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Proving that some things do get better with age, Uncle John's Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader is packed with 600-plus pages of all-new material. Here, fans of “the John” can find all of their favorites: obscure trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quotable quotes, dazzling wordplay, and much more. Celebrating two decades of royal reading on the throne, this edition plunges deep into history to reveal the origin of the Golden Rule and the history of boxing; flushes away all the fictions surroundings real-life sea monsters, and cowboys and Indians; and wipes out preconceived notions about how tastebuds work. Other sections dip into such topics as Viewmaster and the 3-D revolution; books by crooks; and the real-life Zorro. Equally suited for quick stopovers or lingering stays, this absorbing anniversary book is sure to entertain and educate readers while eliminating any traces of boredom.
"Synopsis" by , Celebrating two decades of royal reading on the throne, this anniversary edition plunges deep into history to reveal the origin of the Golden Rule; flushes away the fiction surroundings real-life sea monsters; and wipes out preconceived notions about how tastebuds work; plus much more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Happy birthday, Uncle John! This 20th anniversary edition—Uncle Johns Triumphant 20th Bathroom Reader—proves that some things do get better with age. 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 Johns Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world.

Where else could you find obscure trivia, strange lawsuits, dumb crooks, origins of everyday things, forgotten history, quotations, and wordplay? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about…

The origin of the Golden Rule

How your taste buds work

The real Zorro

Space needles, Ferris wheels, and the weirdest structures of all time

Books by crooks

And much, much more!

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