Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Actual and Factual Bathroom Reader

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

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Overview

It’s an actual fact—Uncle John is the most entertaining thing in the bathroom!

Uncle John and his team of devoted researchers are back again with an all-new collection of weird news stories, odd historical events, dubious “scientific” theories, jaw-dropping lists, and more. This entertaining 31st anniversary edition contains 512 pages of all-new articles that will appeal to readers everywhere. Pop culture, history, dumb crooks, and other actual and factual tidbits are packed onto every page of this book. Inside, you’ll find . . .

  • Dogs and cats who ran for political office
  • The bizarre method people in Victorian England used to resuscitate drowning victims
  • The man who met his future pet—a stray dog—while running across the Gobi Desert
  • Searching for Planet X—the last unknown planet in our solar system
  • Twantrums—strange Twitter rants that had disastrous effects
  • The true story of Boaty McBoatface
And much more!
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684124930
Publisher: Portable Press
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Series: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Annual Series
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 64,937
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market—Throne Sitters—and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.

Table of Contents

Because the BRI understands your reading needs, we've divided the contents by length as well as subject.

Short-a quick read

Medium-2 to 3 pages

Long-for those extended visits, when something a little more involved is required

*Extended-for those leg-numbing experiences

Actual & Factual

Short

Nailed It! 6

The Naked Tooth 92

What the Fact? 235

Fun Gun Facts 336

The End 469

Hamburger Facts 481

Medium

Totally (You)Tubular 161

Save Ferris! 233

Long

It's About Lyme 389

Bathroom News

Short

Bathroom Music 40

Medium

Uncle John's Stall of Fame 142

Farts in the News 185

Stall of Fame: "The Tinder Poo Date" 223

Uncle John's Stall of Fame 293

Extreme Recycling: Bathroom Edition 379

Stall of Fame: The "Shady Lady" 473

Creature Features

Short

Weird Animal News 5

Moos in the News 247

Medium

Escape From Monkey Island 89

Run, Gobi, Run! 153

Remember Me 271

Animal Invaders 344

Historic Horses 412

Customs & Superstitions

Short

The Sayings of Lao-Tzu 80

Happy Bermuda Day! 365

Medium

Today Is What Day? 111

The Gävle Goat 131

Golden Slumbers 441

Govern-Mental

Short

The "Andy Griffith" Show 49

Cat-Idates for Public Office 77

Medium

Filibuster? More Like Bladder Buster 37

Presidents Who Partook 169

Political Animals 183

Whatever Happened to Al Smith? 332

Presidential Also-Rans 415

History Makers

Short

The Fatal Glass of Beer 95

Medium

Are You Smart Enough to Work for Edison? 11

James the [Bleep!] 63

Queen for a Day 195

Anne Frank, Reconsidered 248

Fat Club 288

King Otto the Crazy 382

Long

A Baker to Remember 145

Dustbin of History: Chalmers Goodlin 227

History's Wonder Women 400

International Affairs

Short

"Alo! Sollungal" 218

Loonie Canadian Laws 353

Medium

A Whale of a Tale 47

Russia 1.0 139

Naming Canada 165

Weird Canada 283

Russia 2.0 358

Russian Spy Wars 425

Long

A Long, Strange Trip 267

A Long, Strange Trip, Part II 395

It's a Weird Weird World

Short

"Don't Eat the Paper" 9

A Cure for Insomnia 253

Medium

Spite Houses 44

Fright White 115

A Week of Naked News 263

Ironic, Isn't It? 295

Odd-Time Radio 310

Beyond Spite Houses 334

Long

The Kid Who Stayed Up Really Late 347

It's Just Business

Short

We ♥ Our Workers 32

Fish and Pzza 88

Medium

Child Labor Lows 27

Last One Standing 61

Apollo Insurance Covers 65

Real Estate "Holdouts" 175

Branded 251

Largest American Business Layoffs 384

Long

Thinking Outside (and Inside) the Box 302

Language & Lingo

Short

"I'm Serindipidating" 33

Maine Men 138

"It's a Situationship" 309

100 Words for Snow 339

Just Say No to Chicken Powder 424

Medium

Balance Your Rack 19

Talk Pidgin "Talk Story" 199

Wiseguys and Whales 239

Hen-Scartins with a Chance of Blenky 280

Found in Translation 438

Good Sports

Short

Sports One-Hit Wonders 84

Medium

Would You Buy Sneakers from This Man? 21

Fighting the Good Fight 126

Best Sports Owners 197

Sports Lasts 243

The International League 340

Take Me Out to the Ba' Game 453

Mistakes Were Made

Short

Terrible Typos 172

Typo-Rrific! 285

Medium

Dude, Where's My Car? 13

Vexed by Texts 56

Lost in Space 86

Oops! 208

Here Comes Boaty McBoatface! 241

Sorry, Wrong Number 354

Broadway Bombs 393

MMM…Food

Short

Meat-Free 298

Vegetables, Schmegetables 299

Medium

Name That Soup 75

Food for Thought 113

Your 1981 Grocery List 167

Food Myths 231

Dairy Queen: The "Butter-Cow Lady" 259

Name That Soup, Too 325

Food That's Art & Art That's Food 369

Mouthing Off

Short

Strange Celebrities 16

Thoughts from Thurber 29

"Just Be Yourself 43

The Jeff Abides 46

You're Fired! 72

Wise Women 96

Celebrity Advice? 152

The Mayor of Flavortown 226

Celebrity Wisdom 282

More Strange Celebrities 375

Medium

We Are Not a Fan 106

Origins

Short

You're My Inspiration 3

Card Game Phrase Origins 180

Name the Place 238

A Girl with Heart 324

Medium

All That and a Bag of Chips 100

A Store Is Born 129

Classroom Origins 158

Sweet History 203

The Paper Chase 257

Taking It to the Streets 286

A Store Is Born, Part 2 327

Go Ahead-Have Some More Chips 404

Pop Science

Short

Danger: Magnetars 317

Medium

Everyday Science 7

The Social Life of Trees 34

The Fungus Among Us 117

Wanted: Planetary Protection Officer 173

Missed It by That Much 205

Good News 337

That's Very Cool 372

Long

Planet 9 from Outer Space 420

The Hunt for "Planet X" 482

According to the Latest Research 490

Pop-Pouri

Short

Forget Paris 79

Uncle John's Page of Lists 105

"Princess Takes a Ballet Class" 297

By the Numbers Quiz 444

Medium

Q&A: Ask the Experts 41

Life in 1948 351

Public Lives

Short

The Occupational Name Quiz 273

Medium

The "Barbra Streisand Effect" 58

The Candid Camera Hijacking 181

One Last Hit 192

Not My Best Work 433

It's About Lyme: Celebrity Edition 445

Long

Twantrums 319

The Matilda Effect 456

Reading & Writing

Short

Stop the Presses! 466

Medium

The Secret Lives of Authors 98

The Final Issue 133

Writer's Block! 255

Long

The Princess Letters 407

Thou Shalt Read! 427

Strange Crime

Short

"What's Your Emergency?" 4

Strange Crime: Tattoo Edition 97

Medium

Parking Ticket News 25

Pirates of the Front Porch 163

Dumb Crooks 342

Strange Crime: Selfie-Incrimination 386

Strange Crime 467

Long

The Force Is Not Very Strong With This One 313

Survival Mode

Short

Safe Spaces 10

What Would You Take? 160

Medium

A Good Place to Get Bombed 291

Long

Danger Everywhere! 187

Surviving '17 475

Sunk by the Titanic 495

Tech-No

Short

"Keep Panicking" 217

Medium

The Last VHS Tape 17

Attack of the Drones 53

Robots in the News 124

DNA Kit Discoveries 178

The First Viral Video? 215

Pet Tech 265

That's Death

Medium

They Died Onstage 81

Murder, He Wrote 108

Weird Deaths 150

Recipes to Die For 221

Too Much of a Good Thing 307

Long

William Henry Harrison, Reconsidered 274

How We Die 366

The Big Screen

Short

Bottles & Chokers 318

Actors Who Direct 436

Medium

For Your Eyes Only 70

Star Wars, Starring Jodie Foster 103

Not Coming to a Theater Near You 236

The Sound of Movies 277

You're a Winner and a Loser 363

Attention Earthlings! Warning! 417

The Medical Field

Short

"Total Loss of Tongue" 262

Medium

The Bumhole Resuscitator 51

Rescue Annie 73

Strange Tales of Sleepwalking 119

Your Mind Is a Sewer 201

Miracle Feet 212

Never Events 300

Long

A Letter to the Editor 447

The Small Screen

Short

You've Been Eliminated 24

Television by the Numbers Quiz 254

Mmm…Everything 357

Medium

All in the Family 121

Big Screen $$$ Little Screen $$$ 156

Watching the Detectives 210

Bunkerisms 330

The Censored 11 463

Life Imitates The Simpsons 479

Toys & Games

Medium

The ABCs of RPS 30

The Minecraft Story 67

The Scrabble Scandal 135

Toy Origins 219

Getting in on the Action (Figures) 376

Video Game Lawsuits 470

Wordplay

Short

Gone Coastal 144

Groaners 191

Turn Left on Ugley 312

Horse Jokes 371

The Contronyms Quiz 378

The Art of the Pharm-Manteau 437

Medium

It's the Ants Pants! 93

"Two Chickens to Paralyze" 245

Don't Call It That 361

Answers 500

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