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Uncle John's Old Faithful Bathroom Reader

Uncle John’s Old Faithful Bathroom Reader

What’s even more trusty and awe-inspiring than Old Faithful, the Yellowstone geyser that erupts 17 times a day? Uncle John and the Bathroom Readers’ Institute! Every year for the past three decades, Uncle John and his team of tireless researchers have delivered an epic tome packed with thousands of fascinating factoids. And now this extra-special 30th anniversary edition has everything you’ve come to expect from the BRI, and more! It’s stuffed with 512 pages of all-new articles sure to please everyone, from our longtime readers to newbies alike. You’ll get the scoop on the latest “scientific” studies, weird world news, surprising history, and obscure facts.

Who Knew?

Who Knew? Questions That Will Make You Think Again

Be the smartest slacker in the break room, the brainiest guest at the wedding, and the cleverest cat at the cocktail party. Whether you’re trying to impress your friends, or simply in need of a knowledge fix, Who Knew? is the book for you. Filled with gems of wisdom to dazzle your brain cells, there are plenty of tales to surprise and delight even the most ardent trivia fan.

Strange Science

Strange Science

This amazing volume from the Bathroom Readers’ Institute contains the strangest short science articles from dozens of Bathroom Readers—along with 50 all-new pages. From the oddest theories to the most astounding discoveries to the biggest blunders, Strange Science has all the facts your professors didn’t teach you, but should have. It’s packed with earth-shattering eurekas, outlandish inventions, silly “scientific” studies, and the stories behind the weirdos who made it all happen.

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