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Bears Can't Run Downhill: and 200 other dubious pub facts explained
Bears Can't Run Downhill: and 200 other dubious pub facts explained
by Robert Anwood
Edition: Hardcover

57 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential anthology of pub facts, 3 Sep 2006
This is a splendidly researched and witty reference tome. It presents 201 so-called sozzled facts that one hears from time to time in a pub that are usually nonsense but nevertheless have an element of plausibility. Each fact or myth is analysed and at the end given a verdict, either true or false (or made-up) but sometimes the fact cannot be so easily verified. This book can also save your life - one learns that bears are very agile and that running downhill to escape from a bear will not help. The thing to do instead is to remain calm!!!, speak in a low voice!!! or wave your hands slowly!!!, while backing away from the bear's 'personal space'!!!. Also, don't eat too much nutmeg as it is poisonous, but a little will make you high. I like this book.


The Difference Between Me And You Is That Im Not On Fire
The Difference Between Me And You Is That Im Not On Fire
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: 5.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mclusky new record, 18 May 2004
'The difference between me and you is that i'm not on fire' is not quite as good as 'Mclusky do Dallas', but it isn't far off. The Steve Albini production is as usual superb showing once again what can be achieved with the guitar (turned up), bass (also turned up) and drum (relentless). Despite obvious nods to Shellac, Jesus Lizard and Girls v Boys, Mclusky are still very distinctive. I'm thoroughly excited by this band and so should you be!


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