Uncle John's Facts to Go Fads & Flops (Uncle John's Facts to Go Series Book 8)

Uncle John's Facts to Go Fads & Flops (Uncle John's Facts to Go Series Book 8)

Language: English

Pages: 84

ISBN: B00HP5L6I8

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Uncle John's Facts to Go Fads & Flops (Uncle John's Facts to Go Series Book 8)

Language: English

Pages: 84

ISBN: B00HP5L6I8

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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!

The Undomestic Goddess

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Final Curtain (Polly Pepper Mysteries)

The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

patents on sports and fitness equipment (including the seat cushion that protects your bottom from rock-hard bleacher seats). At 83 years old, Nissen won California’s Senior Fitness Award. And he finally achieved his goal of having competitive trampolining—the idea he came up with when he was 19 years old—recognized as a real sport. It became an Olympic event in 2000; eight years later, at 94 years old, Nissen traveled to the summer Olympics in Beijing and was given the honor of testing out the

kicks—but usually it only seemed as if they were…by people looking for them. The antibackmasking debate became so charged that two states enacted legislation against it. A bill introduced in California in 1983 sought to prevent any reverse messages that “can manipulate our behavior without our knowledge or consent and turn us into disciples of the Antichrist.” The bill passed. (It was later revoked.) Another was introduced in Arkansas, calling for albums with back-masking to include warning

screen. As Pac-Man moves from one intersection to another, the dots disappear from the screen. His general is responsible for keeping him up to date on which streets he still has to cover. • The intersections at the four corners of the maze serve as power pellets. When Pac-Man reaches the intersection and tags the street sign, he “eats the pellet” and becomes invincible for two minutes. If he can tag any of the ghosts before the two minutes are up, they are “eaten” and have to return to their

again. Fire! The hotel’s water system couldn’t adequately supply the fire department’s pumpers, and the only other water source was the river at the foot of the sheer cliff, far beyond the reach of their hoses. Firemen salvaged what they could—appliances, carpets, chandeliers—but the structure burned to the ground. The fire was suspicious…but its cause was never determined, and nothing has ever been built on the site again. It remains to this day a public park with a stunning view, free for all

of the robot dinosaurs from the Japanese action show Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger (Dinosaur Squadron Beast Ranger) and combine it with newly shot scenes of American teenagers. The special effects from the Japanese show were cheap and sloppy, mixing miniature models, marionettes, and stuntmen in rubber suits. It took Saban seven years to sell it to a network, but Fox finally agreed to air it. Good move. It was an instant hit in the fall of 1993, becoming the #1 kids’ show on TV. Bandai was contracted

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