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  • The Mammoth Book of Tasteless and Outrageous Listsby Karl Shaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled and entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of bizarre but absolutely true trivia. Nothing is too distasteful for this astonishing compendium, including scores of eclectic lists to amuse, astonish and appal your friends. Entries include: 10 Road-kill Recipes History's 10... more...

  • Royal Babylonby Karl Shaw

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.99

    An uproarious, eye-opening history of Europe's notorious royal houses that leaves no throne unturned and will make you glad you live in a democracy. Do you want to know which queen has the unique distinction of being the only known royal kleptomaniac? Or which empress kept her dirty underwear under lock and key? Or which czar, upon discovering his... more...

  • 5 People Who Died During Sexby Karl Shaw

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95

    All in perfectly bad taste Prepare 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... more...

  • Deadly Dangerous Kings and Queensby Karl Shaw

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    Which king lost the crown jewels? Which queen was as wide as she was tall? And who was the king who died with a poker up his bum? A humorous take on British kings and queens through the ages. Packed with facts and information - focusing on all the funny bits! more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Losersby Karl Shaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    This compendious celebration of ineptitude includes some of history's most spectacularly ill-conceived expeditions and entirely useless pursuits, and features tales of black comedy, insane foolhardiness, breathtaking stupidity and relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. It rejoices in men and women made of the Wrong Stuff: writers... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Losersby Karl Shaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 10.60

    This compendious celebration of ineptitude includes some of history's most spectacularly ill-conceived expeditions and entirely useless pursuits, and features tales of black comedy, insane foolhardiness, breathtaking stupidity and relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. It rejoices in men and women made of the Wrong Stuff: writers... more...

  • 10 Ways to Recycle a Corpseby Karl Shaw

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 10.99

    Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled, and completely entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of absolutely true trivia from the author of 5 People Who Died During Sex. Nothing is too insane, too inane, or too sacred for Karl Shaw?s eclectic lists of the world?s very worst.   DID YOU KNOW? ?that according to recent... more...

  • Curing Hiccups with Small Firesby Karl Shaw

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 7.81

    A fast, funny celebration of more than 250 of history's greatest oddballs, all of whom just happen to be British... more...

  • Curing Hiccups with Small Firesby Karl Shaw

    Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 18.17

    'The English aristocrat John 'Mad Jack' Mytton died a bloated, paralysed and penniless debtor in prison. His premature demise was partly due to injuries sustained while setting fire to his own night-shirt to try to cure hiccups. Just before the horribly burned Mytton slumped into unconsciousness he said, "Well, the hiccups is gone, by God."' An 18th-century... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Losersby Karl Shaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 5.39

    This compendious celebration of ineptitude includes some of history?s most spectacularly ill-conceived expeditions and entirely useless pursuits, and features tales of black comedy, insane foolhardiness, breathtaking stupidity and relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. It rejoices in men and women made of the Wrong Stuff: writers... more...

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