Synopses & Reviews
In this light-hearted, easy-to-read collection of facts, quotes, history, science, and pop culture, you can read about: Comic Book ScienceA radioactive spider bites a human and gives him spider-like super powers. Looks plausible on the pages of "Spider-Man comics, but how about in real life? Is there any real science in comic books? Readers will be surprised by the answers.Celebrity MuseumsTake a tour of some of the strangest museums on the planet: the Liberace Museum, the Roy Rogers Museum, the Johnny Cash Museum, the Jimmy Stewart Museum, the Lucy-Desi Museum, to name a few, where celebrities create a permanent place for themselves in pop-culture history (and take a tax write-off at the same time).World's Greatest DesignerTwentieth century industrial designer Raymond Loewy created everything from the Lucky Strike package to the Exxon logo, plus postage stamps, buses, refrigerators, and the Studebaker Avanti. His influence on modern design was enormous, yet most people have never heard of him.How to do a Rain DanceGoing through a dry spell? These bona-fide Native American steps are guaranteed (not really) to get you out of whatever rut you're in.
Where else can people find out about celebrity museums, where Hitler's nephew lived in New York, or how to do an authentic rain dance? In Uncle John's Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader, of course! Aimed at the legions of literate bathroom lingerers, this toilet tome is filled with pop culture, forgotten history, strange lawsuits, weird news, and unknown origins of all sorts of things from voodoo to anime. Savvy, edifying, intriguing, and irregular trivia bathroom brains are now occupied. From reality TV shows that almost were (contestants run a cross-country relay race, only they don't hand off a baton they hand off a monkey!) to kung fu stories (European explorer Ferdinand Magellan died from a head wound after arrogantly drawing his sword on a Filipino man carrying a stick who happened to be a Kung Fu master!), Uncle John's corners the market on entertainment that's fun and educational for that downtime that would otherwise be wasted.
Aimed at the legions of literate bathroom lingerers, this toilet tome is filled with pop culture, forgotten history, strange lawsuits, weird news, and unknown origins of all sorts of things from voodoo to anime.
Want your bathroom reading with a twist? Youre only a click away from 500 pages of the most twisted trivia in the world. The crackpot staff at the Bathroom Readers Institute has scoured the worlds of pop culture, politics, sports, history, and more to bring you Slightly Irregular
, the 17th all-new edition in the best-selling series. As always, the articles are divided by length for your sitting convenience. So turn thine eyes away from the shampoo bottle, O bathroom reader, and let Uncle John pepper your brain with these absorbing articles
Women in space
The origin of Kung Fu
The CIAs secret coup
The great windshield epidemic
Spider eggs in the brain, and other urban legends
What went down at Woodstock
Freedom of McSpeech
The curse of Macbeth
How to kill a zombie
That 70s bathroom
And much, much more!