Uncle John's Facts to Go History Makers

Uncle John's Facts to Go History Makers

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626861572

Category: Humor

Page: 50

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When it comes to making history fun, Uncle John is second to none! Uncle John takes readers on a journey through the ages, shedding new light onto some of the past’s most famous (and infamous) figures, and digging up obscure history you’d never learn in school. Featuring classic BRI articles along with some great all-new material, History Makers travels from the Far East to the Old West, from ancient times to the recent past, debunking myths and exposing the truth along the way. So wind up your wayback machine and read all about… - The lost “Cloud People” of Peru - Twelve countries that no longer exist - Looney English Lords - The mystery of Great Zimbabwe’s ruins - What happens when a U.S. president goes bonkers - The strange fate of some famous body parts - History’s most hilarious blunders - Building the Great Wall(s) of China - Some startling predictions that didn’t pan out…and some that did And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Playtime!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Playtime!

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862197

Category: Humor

Page: 50

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A loving look at toys and games—and the people who make and play them—from the past and present. Albert Einstein once said, “Play is the highest form of research.” Uncle John adds: “And it’s really fun!” And so is this e-book, which includes several classic articles from the Bathroom Reader archives along with a few all-new entries (including an inside look at the Angry Birds phenomenon). So whether you prefer a pair of dice, a deck of cards, a yo-yo, a game controller, or a doll (er…action figure), you’ll find lots to keep you happily occupied in Playtime! Read about… • Classic kids’ games from yesteryear • The cops who went Wii on the local news • People who get to play with Legos for a living • Boong-ga Boong-ga, and other odd Japanese video games • The little-known (and ironic) story of Monopoly • The origins of dice, Uno, bobbleheads, and Scrabble • The dark secret behind Amazing Sea-Monkeys • The fall of Atari and the rise of Nintendo • How to talk like a poker player And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go UJTV

Uncle John's Facts to Go UJTV

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626861589

Category: Humor

Page: 50

View: 910

Uncle John takes a loving look at life on the small screen. From the Honeymooners to Honey Boo Boo, this entertaining expose of all things television is full of behind-the-scenes secrets, amazing origins, quotes, quizzes, goofs, and fun facts. Culled from Uncle John’s 25-year archive--along with a few all-new “very special episodes”--UJTV is sure to please boob-tube fans of all ages! Some sneak peeks: - Former TV child stars who shocked everyone by turning out okay - The surprising stories behind Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones - How Monday Night Football changed the face of television - TV’s all-time most embarrassing news bloopers - The birth of Saturday Night Live - How angry TV writers get revenge - The history of the remote control - Bob’s punniest burgers And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Screen Gems

Uncle John's Facts to Go Screen Gems

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862425

Category: Humor

Page: 50

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In a world…where movies rule…only one man…can write a super-fun e-book about them! If you love movies as much as we do, you won’t want to miss this epic e-book! Several classic Bathroom Reader articles, along with a few new ones, will light up your tiny screen with all-things cinema—from the early days of silent movies to the futuristic world of visual effects. You’ll laugh at hilarious bloopers and cringe at stunts gone wrong. And you’ll never look at movies the same way again. So please turn off your phones and try not talk while you read about… • Awkward movie tie-in products—like Hunger Games silverware • Pulp Fiction, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus (and other “Almost Cast” actors) • The enormous cajones of Hollywood’s stunt drivers • Our bleak future, as predicted by sci-fi movies • What a movie producer actually does all day • Why previews are called "trailers" • The all-time funnies movie lines • Ebert’s best barbs • Who was Oscar? …And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Nice People

Uncle John's Facts to Go Nice People

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862388

Category: Humor

Page: 50

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Restore your faith in humanity in just 50 pages. This very special e-book will lift your spirits with inspiring stories of heroism, overcoming adversity, random acts of kindness, wise thoughts, and some really weird tales of people who benefitted from amazing luck. So put on your rose-colored glasses and curl up with these Uncle John’s gems—both old and new—that prove once and for all, the glass really is half full! Some heartwarming examples: • The origin of Mother’s Day • Strangers who saved the lives of strangers • The anonymous good deed that led to the “Pay it Forward” movement • How Rodney Dangerfield finally got some respect • The biologist who wrote a book and gave birth to the modern environmental movement • The bus driver who gave a man his shoes • The heroes of September 11th • Crime-stopping kids And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go International Affairs

Uncle John's Facts to Go International Affairs

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862456

Category: Humor

Page: 50

View: 817

Time to play “Around the World in 50 Pages!” Starting from the depths of the Bathroom Reader archives, you’ll be transported to exotic lands where you’ll learn the local customs and sample the curious cuisine (without those annoying stomach cramps). You’ll also meet some of the strangest people in the world, and you might even learn a new word or two. So hang on tight as you read about… • Why time travel movies were banned in China, and other fun things forbidden in foreign countries • How to give your business card to a Japanese businessman, and other handy travel tips • Uncle John's Stall of Fame • Racing sled dogs in the Arctic, running a marathon across the Moroccan desert, and floating a raft across the Atlantic • What’s all the buzz about in Amsterdam? • How to find your antipodes—the exact opposite side of the planet from you • The world's biggest blunders, best inventions, and worst disasters • Ronnie Biggs—Brazil’s most famous English fugitive • Worldly wisdom, including this from Charles Schulz: “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Show Biz Blunders

Uncle John's Facts to Go Show Biz Blunders

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862463

Category: Humor

Page: 50

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The famouser they are, the funnier they fall! Oops, they did it again. Whether it’s Tom Cruise going berserk on Oprah’s couch, Taylor Swift ending a relationship just so she can write a song, or Jennifer Lawrence falling at the Oscars—twice, when celebrities get involved, goofs are bound to happen. And those goofs take center stage in Showbiz Blunders, which includes several BRI classics along with some all-new hijinks from today’s (and yesterday’s) dimmest stars. So get ready to feel superior to folks who make way too much money as you read about… • Kooky stars: Shia LaBeouf apologizes for plagiarism via plagiarized statements and Tara Reid ponders where whale sharks come from • How to get fired from your own TV show • Hollywood’s biggest bombs: Jack and Jill, From Justin to Kelly, Battlefield Earth, and more • John Wayne as Genghis Kahn, possibly the most questionable casting decision ever • The day Johnny Cash accidentally burned down a forest • The fake reality of reality television • How the movie The Beach destroyed the beach it was filmed on • Eye-rolling movie bloopers—like digital watches in the Edwardian era • And the award goes to…oops! And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Life is Strange

Uncle John's Facts to Go Life is Strange

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862203

Category: Humor

Page: 50

View: 149

An e-book this bizarre could only come from the warped minds at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute! Uncle John donned his snorkel, dove head-first into the bottomless Bathroom Reader archives, and emerged with this one-of-a-kind e-book: Life Is Strange. Readers will be both delighted and dumbfounded as they scroll through the most peculiar articles that have ever graced our pages. And just make it even weirder, we’ve added several all-new tidbits to this strangest of brews. So we welcome you into a world of weird featuring… • The harrowing tale of piggybacking planes • The odd cult of The Big Lebowski • The Romance of Proctology and other strange-but-true book titles • The world’s kookiest conspiracy theories (Example: “Smurfs are Commies.”) • Christopher Walken speaks: weird events occur • The strangest TV shows ever made • How to cook a shrunken head • The Ethel Merman Disco Album, by Ethel Merman, who hated disco And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Fads & Flops

Uncle John's Facts to Go Fads & Flops

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862326

Category: Humor

Page: 50

View: 929

It’s pet rocks and faux pas in Fads & Flops! Uncle John takes the nation by storm in this hip new e-book of Bathroom Reader classics and some brand-new articles! Fads & Flops is overflowing with stories of unlikely successes and colossal failures. So whether you were weaned on bell bottoms, parachute pants, baggy pants, or skinny jeans, you’ll find the one thing that never goes out of style: great bathroom reading! Read about… • The world’s stupidest business decisions • Playing real-life Pac-Man on the streets of New York City • From flop to fad: The Rocky Horror Picture Show • The ups and downs of the trampoline • Le Car and other le-mons • Turtles, Transformers, and Power Rangers • Shaky Etch-A-Sketch moments • What the backward messages in rock songs really mean • Dot Bombs And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Call of the Wild

Uncle John's Facts to Go Call of the Wild

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862432

Category: Humor

Page: 50

View: 866

The outdoors roars to life in this ferocious new e-book from Uncle John! Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! And plenty of other wild beasts (including wildebeests)! Whether you find it under a rock, in the sea, or up in the sky, if it has fangs, venom, horns, or an electric tail that really stings, you’ll be much safer reading about it from the confines of this entertaining e-book. So let Uncle John be your safari guide as you sink your canines into… • Australia’s deadliest…roos • What happens when a ten-ton whale leaps onto a 40-foot sailboat • Uncle John's Stall of Fame: Wild Edition • The gruesome fish that eats other fish…from the inside out • Behind the scenes: real animals that inspired books, music, and movies • The war between invasive and native species • How fire ants saved the life of a fallen skydiver • Which wild animal sayings are all wrong...and why • How fire ants saved the life of a fallen skydiver …And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Talk Wordy To Me

Uncle John's Facts to Go Talk Wordy To Me

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862449

Category: Humor

Page: 50

View: 281

Language lovers rejoice at the best wordplay articles in the history of Uncle John! We asked Roget himself what he thought of Talk Wordy To Me, and he gushed that it’s “incredible, magnificent, wonderful, marvelous, spectacular, astonishing, awe-inspiring, tremen…” Then we cut him off because there’s only so much room to tell you about all the great articles you’ll find in this e-book about word and phrase origins, anagrams, palindromes, puns, jargon, tongue twisters, and the (unintentionally) naughtiest typos ever typed. What else is in here? Lots! A smorgasbord! A cornucopia! A plethora! Myriad! So expand your vocabulary with… • How txting b changin langage lol • The epic story of epic words that are losing their luster (like “epic”) • A pop music anagram quiz • The world's wordiest novelist • Presidential misspeaks that spawned new words • Hilarious headstones from around the world • Words and phrases that are much older than you’d think (like “politically correct” and “truthiness”) • Peter Mark Roget’s obsessive-compulsive quest to create his famous thesaurus • What irony isn’t • Trivia, with a catch—all answers contain poo And much, much more!

Uncle John's Facts to Go Attack of the Foodies

Uncle John's Facts to Go Attack of the Foodies

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626862418

Category: Humor

Page: 50

View: 146

It’s the most delicious Uncle John’s ever! Pizza, chocolate, potatoes, grubs, coffee, croissants . . . grubs? Yes, grubs! In Attack of the Foodies, no food or beverage is safe from the culinary clutches of Uncle John. From around the world to your dinner table, this tasty e-book heaps a hefty helping of the BRI’s all-time most filling food and drink articles, along with a few brand new creations we’ve been concocting in our kitchen. (Think of this e-book as sort of a “prequel” to our Bathroom Lore e-book. Get it?) So lick your chops, put on your bib, let out a big burp to create same space, and sink your fork into… • Diner lingo • Cheesy poetry • Kitchen science in the 21st century • Terrible foods invented on TV • The Americanization of the Italian pizza pie • Between the bleeps: the wisdom of Chef Gordon Ramsay • When good food turns bad: foods that have tried to kill us • Buffalo Sweat, Smoker’s Cough, and other gross (but real) cocktails • And speaking of gross, a do-it-yourself recipe for Jell-O (it isn’t pretty) And much, much more!