The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader
Bathroom Readers' Institute
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Find out what millions of trivia lovers already know: Uncle John is your #1 source when it comes to throne-room reading entertainment. This book celebrates the very best articles from the BRI’s first ten years--plus 150 all-new pages! As always, the contents are divided by length: short articles for the reader on the go, medium articles if you have a few minutes to spare, and the extended sitting section for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Read about . . .
- The origin of Twinkies
- Who invented the Hula Hoop
- The untold history of the Three Stooges
- Space toilets: where no man has gone before
- 1876: the year they stole the presidency
- The FBI’s "Ten Most Wanted" list
- How to start your own country
- Celebrity imposters
And much, much more!
Finally--after seven years and seven volumes of bestselling bathroom reading, the Bathroom Reader's Institute has compiled an incredible stand-alone (or sit-alone) volume--400 pages of the funniest, weirdest, most intriguing articles, quotes, and puzzles from previous editions, plus 200 new pages of new material.
some point during the confrontation—no one is sure exactly why—Battistella suddenly ran screaming from the car and jumped or slipped into the Tidal Basin, a shallow section of the Potomac River. The event became front-page news, and it was revealed that the staid Mills—happily married for 40 years—had been having an affair with her. Foxe cashed in immediately, booking a tour of East Coast strip joints as the “Washington Tidal Basin Girl.” (“You’ve read about her, now see her in person!”) She
family living in a housing tract is haunted by the ghosts of General Custer and Chief Running Dog. POOR DEVIL (NBC, 1973) Sammy Davis, Jr. plays a disciple of Satan (Christopher Lee). Every week they try to win over someone’s soul, but never quite make it. (The show didn’t, either.) WHERE’S MOMMA? (NBC, 1973) A widowed real estate agent (Richard Mulligan) is having so much trouble raising his two kids that his wife returns from the grave to help. MICKEY AND THE CONTESSA (CBS,
Republican-controlled Illinois legislature elected Justice Davis to the U.S. Senate, which disqualified him from serving on the committee. This turned out to be a master stroke. He was replaced by Justice Joseph P. Bradley, a Republican considered the least partisan of the remaining Supreme Court Justices. Camel’s hair brushes are made from squirrel hair. THE END OF THE LINE On February 1, 1877, both houses of Congress met to count the electoral votes. When the role call got to “Florida,” the
and definitions to study. Peccadillo: A slight or trifling sin; a fault Sesamoid: Having the shape of a sesame seed Anserine: Gooselike, as in goose bumps on skin Wanion: Disaster or bad luck Joad: A migratory worker Pettifogger: An inferior lawyer Feverwort: A weedy herb Squamous: Covered with scales Cachinnate: To laugh noisily Erubescence: Process of turning red, blushing Histoplasmosis: A respiratory illness caused by inhaling festered bat dung Paraselene: A mock moon appearing on
diagnosed as having tonsillitis. This was a huge problem—the Beatles were about to leave for a world tour. Their solution: They hired a local session drummer named Jimmy Nicol to play with them while Ringo recovered. Overnight, the bewildered Nicol became a member of the world’s most popular band. Nicol played with the Beatles for two weeks, in Holland, Hong Kong, and Australia. Ringo finally recovered enough to join the band Down Under, and after one last performance—with Ringo watching—Jimmy