848 Obserwatorzy
34 Obserwuję
bierzanka

Book-love

Bo miłość do książek nie ma granic ;)

Teraz czytam

Porzucone królestwo
Feliks W. Kres
Bar dla potępionych
Kealan Patrick Burke, Grzegorz Komerski

11 Weird Books That Really Exist

Article from: http://mentalfloss.com/article/50925/11-weird-books-really-exist

 

1. DATING FOR UNDER A DOLLAR: 301 IDEAS

 

Don’t be so quick to label buyers of this book a cheap date. Keep in mind that Dating for Under a Dollar was published over a decade ago in 1999; adjusting for inflation, a dollar then was equivalent to a whopping $1.34 today. That’s more than enough to buy a candy bar or a small order of fast food fries, which sounds like a nifty date to me! A single dollar isn’t quite equal to the selling price of Blair Tolman’s book, but the extra few dollars would probably be worth it for 299 better frugal dating ideas than mine.

2. THE BEST FENCES

 

As the old proverb (sort of) goes, the best fences make the best neighbors. Never settle for less.

3. HOW TO LAND A TOP-PAYING PIEROGI MAKERS JOB

 

Unemployment rates are high for everyone right now, dumpling chefs included. With no recipes, this “complete guide to opportunities” is only good for seasoned pierogi professionals.

4. TEACH YOUR WIFE TO BE A WIDOW

 

It’s best to be prepared.

5. TREAT YOUR OWN NECK

 

In the days before hypochondriacs could be satisfied (or spurred on) by a quick WebMD search for symptoms like “stiff elbow” or “sore ankles,” Spinal Publications New Zealand Ltd. and physical therapist Robin McKenzie released a handy paperback guide to self-care for all neck-related problems. Reviews of the book range from “highly recommend!” to a warning that some of the exercises might be “quite harmful” to those with pre-existing arthritis. Exercise caution when reading. 

6. DOES GOD EVER SPEAK THROUGH CATS?

 

This is one of those pressing questions the Bible, the Torah, and the Qu’ran all neglected to answer.

7. BODYBUILDERS IN TUTUS

 

This is, unfortunately, not an illustrated coffee table book, but a cleverly titled collection of marketing advice essays. Well done, Philipp Lomboy: you sold us.

8. WHOSE BOTTOM IS THIS?

 

This concept was apparently so good that two different publishers have used it. The illustrated Whose Bottom Is This? is a hardcover lift-the-flap guessing game for children ages 1 to 3. Those same children can then graduate a few years later to Wayne Lynch’s photographic series of books, which include the posed posteriors of “hippos, rhinos, bighorn sheep, pin-tailed ducks, and more.” It might be good preparation for a child’s first field trip to the zoo, so long as someone teaches them what animals look like from the front as well.

9. THE LULL BEFORE DORKING

 

There’s no readily available information on this reprinted 1871 collection of British pamphlets, but the titular “dorking” might either refer to a market town just south of London, or to a breed of five-toed English domestic fowl. Feel free to leave your speculation as to what The Lull Before Dorking could possibly mean in the comments below.

10. THE NEW RADIATION RECIPE BOOK

 

To clarify: “Radiation” was a brand of automated gas cooker.

11. LIBERACE: YOUR PERSONAL FASHION CONSULTANT

 

Finally, there exists a practical guide for the style-challenged masses. Who wouldn’t want to mix sequins and fringe, stars and argyle, or knee socks and short-shorts like the world’s highest-paid entertainer?



Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/50925/11-weird-books-really-exist#ixzz2eDgCr2t6 
--brought to you by mental_floss! 

Źródło materiału: http://mentalfloss.com/article/50925/11-weird-books-really-exist