Did you know that during a visit to Germany, Peter the Great once used his host's curtains as toilet paper? That a French dwarf once sued his government for the right to participate in ths port of dwarf tossing? From Mother Goose to Gold Fever, Celebrity Scandals to Cults and Fanatics, and from Wis Thoughts to the World's Longest..., this is a wealth of incredible and occasionally improbable information. Be amazed, be appalled, but above all be enthralled by this cornucopia of craziness. Contents include: Weird Laws from around the world, Scientific Snippets, Astounding News Stories, Urban Legends, Crazy Animals, Brief Histories of everything from the Third Reich to Ancient Breakfasts, Peculiar Inventions, and much, much more.
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Karl Shaw has worked as a journalist, in advertising and in marketing. His books include New York Times bestsellers Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of European Royalty and 5 People Who Died During Sex: and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists.
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