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Uncle John's All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader [Kindle Edition]

Bathroom Readers' Institute

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Book Description

Why is our lucky 13th edition All-Purpose? Uncle John himself explains: “You can read this Bathroom Reader anywhere--in the obvious spot, in bed or, heck, by the pool or at work.” Why Extra-Strength? “Because of the mountains of research gathered, you can guess where, by our crackpot . . . I mean hotshot . . . staff.” Yes, APES (as we affectionately call it at the BRI) is filled to the rim with more than 500 pages of amazing facts, quotes, history, myths, brain teasers, origins, celebrity gossip, and our powerful brand of “uncanny” humor. Here are 13 reasons to read this book:

1. Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of ten plus three
2. Military surplus: The story of carrot cake
3. The real-life inspiration behind Dracula
4. Going Ape: The history of Tarzan
5. People who married themselves
6. Politically incorrect toothpaste
7. Legendary business blunders
8. Hollywood’s biggest bombs
9. Wide world of weird sports
10. Dog food for thought
11. The birth of the CD
12. Dumb criminals
13. Zappa’s Law
And much, much more!

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About the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a dedicated group of knowledge hounds. Led for 25 years by the incomparable Uncle John, the BRI has perfected the art of searching the world for obscure, surprising, and often hilarious reading material -- and dispensing it in an easily-digestible format for readers of all ages. With dozens of titles and more than 11 million books sold, the BRI has become the world's bestselling bathroom-reading series. (And it's not just for people who like to read on the throne; these books are great ANYWHERE you put them!)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1192 KB
  • Print Length: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Portable Press; Original edition (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BS04I54
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #648,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 5.0 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best series of books-ever! 30 Dec. 2000
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These are the greatest series of books! Read one and prepare to be hooked. Lots of humor, lots of fun. Full of fiber! Don't save it for the can alone. They have never let me down. The little tidbits on the bottom of the pages make excellent reading, too. And remember the motto-Going with the flow!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best trivia books so far 17 Mar. 2001
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I've bought all of the Uncle John books, and have enjoyed them throughly. I've also noticed that a lot of the questions on "Who wants to be a millionaire", I have previously read the same information in one of Uncle John's books. Surprised the heck out of my kids when I can answer the questions that has the current contestant stumped.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never Disappointed 19 Oct. 2001
By Andrew Wye - Published on
Having rediscovered "Bathroom Readers" I was not disappointed . Full useless information that is the perfect salve to the rest of the trafffic on the information superhighway.
A perfect gift for someone who loves trivia.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I laughed my butt off 9 Feb. 2004
By A Customer - Published on
I don't normally write reviews, but for this, I just couldn't stop. If laughter is the best medicine - then maybe I don't need to see the doctor now. I laughed my butt off - Do you think I should apply for a refund? Do you think the product was defective some how? Was that supposed to happen? My frind says I'm full of c**p, but let me tell you NOT any more! He has no sense of humor. It was outstanding.
I would give it at least 6* at least
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner! 8 Dec. 2000
By Dean C. Bliss - Published on
Uncle John has done it again. The "All Purpose Extra Strength" (APES) reader once again delivers the most obscure trivia, the best quotes, the untold stories, and all the other features that make Uncle John the king of the Bathroom Reader (complete with his own throne). Keep going with the flow....
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