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Weird Shit: True Stories to Shock, Stun, Astound and Amaze

by Mark Leigh

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Weird Shit by Mark Leigh is a strange and wonderful book with unusual and amazing facts you would never believe were true. It has chapters of weirdness from animals, military, sports, art, leaders, sex, food, anatomy, entertainers, the rich, crime, and the law. Those are just a few of the many oddities here. Some are funny, others gross, a few are unbelievable, and others are sad because they are true. A very entertaining book that would be great by yourself, at a party, a bathroom book for that bathroom person in everyone's house, for a gift, or for the living room side table for a conversation piece. I learned a lot out of it, some I really didn't want to know, but it is in there now! I received this book from NetGalley for a honest review and it in no way effects my rating or the content of this review. ( )
  MontzaleeW | Mar 1, 2016 |
Endless supply, well curated

Mark Leigh has a franchise to collect, refine and redistribute odd facts, silly events, and utter stupidity. These small books are collections of bullet points, no more than a paragraph long, usually worth a chuckle or an eyeroll. Some of it is even useful!

These are some of my faves:
-Chico California imposes a $500 fine for anyone detonating a nuclear weapon in town.
-The official greeting in Kingsville Texas is Heaveno.
-Tigers only attack from the rear, so wearing a face mask on the back of your head keeps the tigers away.
-An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
-Men of the Australian Walibri tribe shake each other’s penises instead of hands.
-A French soldier invented Greco-Roman wrestling. There was no such thing before.
-Venereal disease killed eleven times as many soldiers as the Japanese did in the Burma campaign of WWII.
-The B2 bomber needs 24 hours of maintenance for every hour of flight.
-The actual word for is # is octothorpe.

It’s an easy read, decently balanced – not too much of any one topic.

David Wineberg ( )
  DavidWineberg | Jan 21, 2016 |
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Did you know? Salvador Dali sometimes wore a perfume of fish glue and cow dung to attract his then girlfriend, Gala. Have you heard, seen or read about something so bizarre and incredible that it leaves you bamboozled for the rest of the day? No? Then you haven't read Weird Sh!t. This eclectic and eccentric mix of news stories, events, concepts and conceits reveals a world removed from reality as you know it. Prepare to depart from this seemingly conventional life and arrive at a destination full of downright weird and wonderful shit.… (more)

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