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By Nick Belardes, Caroline Leavitt

ISBN-10: 1936740834

ISBN-13: 9781936740833

Did you recognize that Thomas Jefferson’s grandson used to be an ax assassin? Do you pride understanding that a few dinosaurs have been as teeny tiny as hens? ask yourself what it’s wish to stay in Hell city on the finish of the realm? How approximately an illness so surreal it’s named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People's background of the Peculiar, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the uncooked resource fabric present in old information, medical reviews, and libraries internationally to discover proof, lists, definitions, and magnificent info sure to supply readers with the simplest cocktail dialog themes for a few years to return! additionally came across listed below are first-person interviews with those who can clarify the unexplained, from the completely difficult Mothman conspiracy to mystery megastar Wars Jedi non secular cults and the charmingly eccentric for the reason that British aerospace engineers despatched teddy bears floating out into house. those real-world evidence are outlandish sufficient to sharpen the mind and occupy readers’ minds for hours of entertainment.

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Don’t you want to be the life of the party by telling Nick’s story of how Jefferson’s grandson was an ax murderer? If you hate your job and wish you could do anything else, Nick gives you oddball choices of how your working life could be weirder, wilder—or perhaps worse. Want to be a dog treat taster? What about a fortune cookie writer? ) This book is just plain equal opportunity out-there. Nick ponders whether or not Hello Kitty haters really hate. He doles out delectable tales about exploding pythons that you are not going to be able to wait to share with friends.

What about a fortune cookie writer? ) This book is just plain equal opportunity out-there. Nick ponders whether or not Hello Kitty haters really hate. He doles out delectable tales about exploding pythons that you are not going to be able to wait to share with friends. And admit it, don’t you really want to know the right table manners for a cannibal feast? ) There are vampire fish swimming through the pages and discussions of robot faces—a riotous compendium of everything any smart, curious, or bordering-on-the-insane person would want to know about and explore.

LAWRENCE: SON OF THE WORKING CLASS OSCAR WILDE: SEXUAL DEVIANT CHAPTER 8 - MYSTERIOUS PLACES: EXPLORING SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST MYSTIFYING ... NABUTAUTAU, UDRE UDRE’S GRAVE, AND THE CANNIBAL ISLANDS: EMBARRASS YOUR ENEMIES ... A BAKER COOKED IN AN OVEN? CANNIBAL TABLE MANNERS AND ETIQUETTE SINGING SAND DUNES OF THE MOJAVE DESERT HELL TOWN AT THE END OF THE WORLD LAKE ERIE MONSTER AT “THE END OF THE WORLD” BURIAL MOUNDS WITH MYSTICAL ENERGY SERPENT MOUND TOXIC MUTANTS OF HELL TOWN THE PENINSULA PYTHON LEGEND GHOSTS BENEATH THE FAMOUS LAS VEGAS WELCOME SIGN MAN ON THE CHAISE LOUNGE STRANGE ART BENEATH CAESARS PALACE PERSONAL REPORT: BAKERSFIELD’S MYSTERIOUS CHINESE TUNNEL ENTRANCE TUNNELING INTO SECRETS SEARCHING BLIND ALLEYS THE OSSUARY AT STEPHANSDOM BUBONIC PLAGUE AND THE STRANGE BONE GUIDE COLORADO STUPA AND THE TEMPLE THAT DOESN’T LIKE GIRLS MOTHMAN, THE CURSE OF POINT PLEASANT, AND BABY MOTHMAN THE SIGHTING THAT SPOOKED A TOWN NEWELL PARTRIDGE SEES RED EYES MUTANT BIRD FROM A TOXIC SWAMP?

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