Uncle John's Gigantic Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Gigantic Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Portable Press

ISBN: 1592236065

Category: Humor

Page: 768

View: 436

A giant-sized helping of Uncle John’s amazing anecdotes, strange stories, and brain-busters divided into convenient lengths--Quickies, Regular-Length and Long Items for those extended stays. Two big, no, two GIANT thumbs up! This one’s big. Make that pretty huge. No, wait--it’s GIGANTIC! Presenting Uncle John’s Gigantic Bathroom Reader, featuring two of our best-selling and hard-to-find titles: Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader and Uncle John’s Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader, now bound together in this omnibus hardcover edition for your reading pleasure. Tipping the sales at more than 700 pages, this massive missive is guaranteed to boost your IQ! Packed with fun facts, tantalizing tid-bits, and intriguing information, this is no book for the faint of heart. This gigantic volume has it all: entertainment, humor, forgotten history, science, origins of everyday things, strange lawsuits, and a great big pile of pop culture. So don’t go to your throne alone--take Uncle John with you!

Uncle John's Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106692

Category: Humor

Page: 504

View: 593

Our first all-new edition to top 500 pages, this was the Bathroom Reader that made the publishing world stand up and take notice—these guys are here to stay. Also appearing for the first time in Giant 10th Anniversary is our famous “Extended Sitting Section,” a series of extra-long articles for those truly leg-numbing experiences. There are also plenty of short and medium articles covering a whole host of topics, including little-known history, pop science, myth-conceptions, celebrity rumors, comedian quotes, and, of course, really dumb crooks. Read about… * The anatomy of laughter * Is your name your destiny? * The history of the electric guitar * What really happened at Roswell * The Politically Correct quiz * The secret of Nancy Drew * Legendary TV flops * Why you itch And much, much more!

Uncle John's Awesome 35th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Awesome 35th Anniversary Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781667202532

Category: Humor

Page: 580

View: 963

The 35th annual edition of Uncle John’s compendium features entertaining, informative, and amusing real-life stories from around the world. This 35th anniversary edition of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader is bursting with everything you could possibly want to read in the throne room, including short articles for a quick trip and lengthier page-turners for an extended visit. Uncle John and his team at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute have once again gathered the most entertaining and amusing stories from the realms of pop culture, history, science, and sports (not to mention accounts of even more dumb crooks!) for your reading pleasure. In addition, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud lists, amusing quotes, and odd factoids that will delight the most ardent of trivia fans.

Uncle John's Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106791

Category: Humor

Page: 522

View: 261

It’s one of Uncle John’s most popular editions! More than 500 pages of absolutely absorbing material are at your fingertips. Divided for your convenience into short, medium, and long articles, this book has it all: humor, history, pop culture, politics, wordplay, quotations, blunders, facts, and more. Settle in and read about… * The world’s rarest rock ’n’ roll record * The secret history of the lava lamp * Da Vinci’s unfinished masterpiece * Famous unsolved disappearances * Animals famous for 15 minutes * The world’s luckiest accident * The birth of the T-shirt * Big, bad Barbie * Cereal flops And much, much more!

Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607104612

Category: Humor

Page: 522

View: 847

One of Uncle John’s all-time bestselling editions, Supremely Satisfying is everything a Bathroom Reader should be: informative, funny, surprising, thought-provoking, weird, and a little bit gross. Supreme satisfaction awaits you in Uncle John’s 14th all-new edition, which covers a whole host of topics—from the silly (a branding iron for hot dogs), to the bizarre (an exploding whale), to the profound (the rise of the Democratic and Republican parties). 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 John’s Bathroom Reader series is the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the world. Where else could you learn how soap works, why people started tipping, and the history of chocolate? Uncle John rules the world of information and humor, so get ready to be thoroughly entertained. Read all about… - Dumb 9-1-1 calls - 22 things that fell from the sky - How Star Trek went from failed series to cult phenomenon - The origins of football, photography, soap operas, and paperclips - Quack medicines from yesterday and today - The “Uplifting” history of the bra - And much more!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Hollywood

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Hollywood

Author: Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106593

Category: Humor

Page: 504

View: 934

Take One. Action! Uncle John's Plunges into Hollywood uncovers Tinseltown's best-kept secrets--from murder mysteries Hollywood style to leading lady rivalries. Hooray for Hollywood! Uncle John takes on Tinseltown in this fascinating look at the movies and the people who make them. Come for the trials, tribulations, and trivia! Stay for the mysteries, magic, and mayhem! You’ll go behind the scenes for the sordid scandals, biggest bombs, greatest triumphs, and the unsung heroes who make it all come together. Featuring quotes, puzzles, quizzes, and Uncle John’s famous “running feet” facts at the bottom of every page, this book will give you a new appreciation for the Silver Screen (and you’ll know exactly what a gaffer and best boy do). What else is in here? Check out these previews! * Bad boys on location * The origin of Variety * The biggest cult movie of all time * The “Blond Bombshell Murder Mystery” * How Ray Harryhausen brought fantasies to life * Wretched reviews (for what are now considered great films) * The strange Pink Floyd and Wizard of Oz connection * The “Taglines of Terror” quiz * Bathrooms on the big screen * Unfortunate remakes * Haunted Hollywood And much, much more!

Uncle John's Greatest Know on Earth Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Greatest Know on Earth Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781645175025

Category: Humor

Page: 416

View: 283

Uncle John is back with another spectacular show—and it’s right here in front of you! Uncle John’s Greatest Know on Earth Bathroom Reader is bursting with the latest oohs and aahs from the worlds of pop culture, history, sports, and politics. Dazzling facts, jaw-dropping blunders, and astounding lists of trivia will make your visits to the throne room more entertaining than ever. Articles range in length from a single page to extended page-turners, so there’s always something to suit your needs. With Uncle John as the ringmaster for the 33rd straight edition, this Bathroom Reader is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781684124985

Category: Humor

Page: 512

View: 144

It’s an actual fact—Uncle John is the most entertaining thing in the bathroom! Uncle John and his team of devoted researchers are back again with an all-new collection of weird news stories, odd historical events, dubious “scientific” theories, jaw-dropping lists, and more. This entertaining 31st anniversary edition contains 512 pages of all-new articles that will appeal to readers everywhere. Pop culture, history, dumb crooks, and other actual and factual tidbits are packed onto every page of this book. Inside, you’ll find . . . Dogs and cats who ran for political office The bizarre method people in Victorian England used to resuscitate drowning victims The man who met his future pet—a stray dog—while running across the Gobi Desert Searching for Planet X—the last unknown planet in our solar system Twantrums—strange Twitter rants that had disastrous effects The true story of Boaty McBoatface And much more!

Uncle John's Hindsight Is 20/20 Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Hindsight Is 20/20 Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781645178958

Category: Humor

Page: 416

View: 914

This 34th annual edition of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader offers an all-new collection of fascinating trivia, strange-but-true oddities, and the ever-popular stories of dumb crooks! Uncle John’s Hindsight Is 2020 Bathroom Reader is packed with tons of new articles from the worlds of pop culture, history, and science to help you get everything out of your system the next time you visit the throne room! Articles range in length from a single page to extended page-turners, each as entertaining as the last. From iconic television roles that almost weren’t to the origins of comic books, this 34th edition of fascinating trivia, hilarious lists, and notable quotes compiled by Uncle John and his team at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute will set your mind free to roam the world—and you won’t even need to leave the house!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Sports Spectacular

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Sports Spectacular

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106920

Category: Humor

Page: 486

View: 299

New from the Bathroom Reader: a grand slam, hole-in-one, hat trick collection of sports lore and trivia. Hey, sports fans: Sports Spectacular is bigger and better than ever! The not-so-dumb jocks at the BRI have packed in all the best sports and games articles from the wildly successful Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series--and then bulked the whole thing up with more than 50 fan-tastic new pages. So place the ball on the tee, square up to the basket, and make sure your laces are laced tight, because it’s time to throw the dice through the goalposts for a home run! You’ll feel the thrill of victory and laugh at the agony of defeat as you read about… * The origins of all the major sports (and a bunch of minor ones) * Classic games, from poker and pinball to Monopoly and Donkey Kong * How to play bathroom blackjack * The world’s worst matador * The Goodyear Blimp * Mascots gone wild * Olympic scandals * NASCAR’s illegal origins * Dodging the cow pies when you play pasture golf * Finnish wife-carrying, gerbil racing, flagpole sitting, and other bizarre sports And much, much more!

The Best of the Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

The Best of the Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106838

Category: Humor

Page: 576

View: 160

The wittiest, wackiest, and most popular selections from the last 12 years in the best-selling Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series. We stuffed the best stuff we’ve ever written into 576 glorious pages. Result: pure bathroom-reading bliss! You’re just a few clicks away from the most hilarious, head-scratching material that has made Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader an unparalleled publishing phenomenon. As always, the articles are divided into short, medium, and long for your sitting convenience. So treat yourself to the best of history, science, politics, and pop culture--plus the dumbest of the dumb crooks, the strangest of the strange lawsuits, and loads more, including . . . * The Barbados Tombs * The Lonely Phone Booth * The Origin of the Supermarket * The History of the IQ Test * Robots in the News * Tennessee’s Body Farm * Happy Donut Day! * The Origin of Nachos * The Birth of the Submarine * A Viewer's Guide to Rainbows * How the Mosquito Changed History And much, much more!

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106050

Category: Humor

Page: 516

View: 299

From boogie-woogie to Beethoven, from Prince to Pavarotti, from the bards of Broadway to the rebels of rock 'n' roll-it's all here. Uncle John has created this harmonious collection of tuneful tales for music lovers everywhere. Uncle John has proven once again that he is in tune with our legion of loyal readers. This 516-page musical masterpiece dedicated to all things noteworthy ranges from silly one-hit wonders to culture-changing musical milestones. You'll get a glimpse into the future of music and go back to the days when prehistoric man first started communicating in song. So plug in your amp, turn the dial up to 11, and have a blast reading about… * The origins of nearly every genre and style of music--including rock, country, jazz, the blues, rhythm-and-blues, hip hop, punk, folk, polka, opera, muzak, disco, and even marching bands * Musical legends, from "outsiders" like the Shaggs and the Carter family, to giants like the Beatles, Elvis, and Weird Al Yankovic * The stories of legendary music venues like the Grand Ole Opry, the Apollo, and the Fillmore * How a computer glitch led to Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy" * Why waltzing was considered as scandalous in its early days as rock was in its early days * The birth of the banjo, the electric guitar, karaoke, and the Stradivarius violin * How John Williams struck a universal chord with his score for 'Star Wars' * Go underground to play the world's largest natural musical instrument * What happened at Woodstock and other weird concert mishaps And much, much more!