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Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader [Kindle Edition]

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It's our 16th year running (so to speak) I mean, we're still going . . . . A light-hearted, easy-to-read collection of facts, quotes, history, science, word-origins, pop culture, gossip, humor...and more! Organized by length-"Short" (a quick read), "Medium" (1-3 pages), "Long" (for those visits when something a little more involved is required), and to satisfy every demand, our popular "Extended Sitting Section" (for a leg-numbing experience.) Running feet on every page provide a "book within a book" of weird facts.


A sixteenth installment of the trivia series is organized under short, medium, and longer-length reading segments and covers a wide array of subjects, from the origins of superglue and news stories about underwear to famous animals and Wild West heroes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1060 KB
  • Print Length: 522 pages
  • Publisher: Portable Press (1 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008164JE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #515,625 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Whole series is fascinating 5 April 2011
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Each volume is packed with extremely interesting information. I get quite annoyed if my partner is also reading, as I can't interrupt her to read extracts from my book to her. Sooo frustrating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 3 Dec 2008
great books,lot of interesting facts my sons love them will only read them on the toilet!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading in or out of the bathroom 4 July 2004
By A Customer - Published on
The 16th edition was my first purchase of the series, and now I am probably going to get many more of the books in the series because these are great ways to spend relatively short periods of time and learn so much interesting stuff at the same time. As a bonus, every page has what the authors call "running feet" which is little tidbits of trivia, such as "When a person is dying, hearing is the last sense to go. Sight is the first."
Also, since there are over 500 pages in the recent editions, there is plenty of material to read and one won't finish the book all that quickly, especially if it is used in the bathroom alone.
The topics in the 16th edition cover just about everything imaginable, from how rock bands got their names, urban legends, history of the bagel, to interesting facts and trivia about hurricanes and everything in between. I would think this book would be a great gift for someone in a hospital and I would think it might make a great travel companion while sitting in airports or hotels, though its size and weight makes it more difficult to pack in carry-on luggage.
I wish every doctor and dentist had a set of these books in their waiting rooms! It would make those long waits go by much faster and much more enjoyably. And how about automobile repair waiting rooms? They would be ideal places to have these books for customers to read as they wait. The relatively short length and variety of the entries would be perfect in those environments.
If you love trivia or obscure yet interesting facts about the amazing world around us, you will probably enjoy this book and series. It makes spending the time in "the smallest room in the house" a lot more enjoyable and educational.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should have a reader 1 Mar 2005
By Christina B. Erickson - Published on
I think everyone should have a bathroom reader. It is so full of fun and interesting facts, I started taking it out of the bathroom and reading it on the train to work. Since the tidbits are so short, it doesn't take much concentration and you can easily pick up anywhere in the book. My husband and I have a great time telling eachother about the things we read in the book.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Truly Moving Experience! 22 Nov 2003
By T. Pasquale - Published on
As usual, The Bathroom Reader's Press has provided food for thought and and thought for digestion. An excellent gift for the person who has everything (the toilet is the great equalizer). I even give one to my doctor every year.
An informative and entertaining read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can always find time to read Uncle John's Bathroom Readers. 25 Jan 2008
By J. Guild - Published on
One thing about these Readers is that you never run out. There is a whole series of them to read and even if you read them all;you can start all over again. What else is there to do when sitting on the throne? I suppose you can sing,but eventually you run out of songs.You can whittle,but it makes a mess on the floor.But with these Readers,there is something new and interesting with every turn of the page. There will surely be some things that just don't interest you;so what,just skip to the next thing.Don't miss the liners at ther bottom of each page..some interesting bits of trvia. The variety and scope of the things is what really sets these Readers from any other type of book.
For instance,where else can you learn the differences between the political parties ,Democrats,Whigs,and Republicians and how they came about. It is all explained in a few pages.
To those who are interested in music,they will find lots of stuff.
Something as simple that it was a German,George Graff,who wrote "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling".and he never went to Ireland.

For those who like poetry,how's this?

"I'm known for my sparkling wit.
So when I need a trivial tidbit.
It doesn't take long
'Cause I've got Uncle John
I just couldn't make doo without it."

For those who like bits of trivia,they're here.
Brainteasers and quizzes to entertain you.
Learn the Hobo road signs and expressions.
Then there's Urban Legends.
Plenty of proverbs.

This is just a taste of what you'll find to occupy yourself and improve your knowledge when you're tied down "taking care of business.

However;I must warn you;

Leave it laying around,and it'll surely disappear.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth even more time than a bathroom visit 28 Jun 2006
By Roslyn Carrington - Published on
This one was so engrossing that I wound up reading it at length, in bed. There's just so much trivia in it, and its tone is light and witty. As with all the Bathroom Readers I've bought, it's worthy of a re-read.
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