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5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists - Karl Shaw
5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
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All in perfectly bad tastePrepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted, and hugely entertained by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Nothing is too inane, too insane, too bizarre, or too distasteful for this incredible, seemingly impossible, but absolutely true collection of facts from across... show more
All in perfectly bad tastePrepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted, and hugely entertained by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Nothing is too inane, too insane, too bizarre, or too distasteful for this incredible, seemingly impossible, but absolutely true collection of facts from across the ages and around the world.Did you know……that Pope Benedict XII was such a hardened boozer that he inspired the expression “drunk as a pope”? (From “10 Historic Drunks”)…that as a special honeymoon treat, Prince Charles read Princess Diana passages from the works of Carl Jung and Laurens van der Post? (From “History’s 10 Least Romantic Honeymoons”)…that the best-dressed gentlemen in medieval England exposed their genitals below a short-fitting tunic? (From “History’s 10 Greatest Fashion Mistakes”)…that Alfred Hitchcock suffered from ovophobia—fear of eggs? (From “10 Phobias of the Famous”)…that King Louis XIV only took three baths in his lifetime, each of them under protest?(From “10 Great Unwashed”)…that in 1930, Sears customers became enraged when the catalog was first printed on glossy, non-absorbent paper?(From “12 Magical Moments in Toilet Paper History”)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780767920599 (0767920597)
ASIN: 767920597
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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jmills01
jmills01 rated it
1.0 5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
I would not say that fact checking was high on the list of priorities in writing this book. There are many, many errors which are easily found with a quick perusal of wikipedia. This is not to say that there aren't errors on Wikipedia, but there seems to have been some willful ignoring of evidence ...
wbebout
wbebout rated it
4.0 5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
Funny and tasteless. I consider this a Bathroom book. Ideal for little short reads as necessary!
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
3.0 5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
This is a pretty amusing book that you can pick up and read here and there. Lots of trivia and curious pieces of information. A bit gruesome at times, but fun.
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