How Fast Can You Fart And Other Weird Gross And Disgusting Facts

Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1784181730
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How Fast Can You Fart And Other Weird Gross And Disgusting Facts from the Author: Noel Botham. DID YOU KNOW THAT. . .There are TWICE AS MANY CHICKENS in the world as humans, or that ONE IN THREE MEN PICKS HIS NOSE while driving?DO YOU WANT TO KNOW . . .The average WEIGHT of a human EYEBALL, or how many HEARTS a WORM has?AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS . . .By telling them about PURPLE ANIMALS, the HEAVIEST SUMO WRESTLER, and the LONGEST BOUT of HICCUPS!How Fast Can You Fart? marks the launch of John Blake's brand new children's imprint, Dino Books, and is the first instalment in Dr Dino's Learnatorium. Written by Noel Botham, author of the ever-popular Useless Information series, and decorated throughout with eye-catching hand illustrations, this book is packed with the wildest, weirdest, funniest, grossest, fastest, longest, brainiest and best facts about history, science, food, geography, words, and much more!

How Fast Can You Fart

Author: Noel Botham
Publisher: Dino Books
ISBN: 9781782197669
Size: 51.71 MB
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How Fast Can You Fart from the Author: Noel Botham. Did you know that there are twice as many chickens as humans in the world? How Fast is packed with weird and wonderful facts about history, science, food, geography, words, and more! Guaranteed to wow any youngster - as well as all their friends!

Oh Yikes

Author: Joy Masoff
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 076118922X
Size: 66.38 MB
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Oh Yikes from the Author: Joy Masoff. Gross is back and viler than ever! From the author of Oh, Yuck! the perennial bestseller about science with over 610,000 copies in print, comes OH, YIKES!, an illustrated encyclopedia of history’s messiest, dumbest, grossest, wackiest, and weirdest moments. If kids think pus and gas are fun, wait until they hear the lowdown on the real Dracula, samurai, gladiators, guillotines and vomitoriums, pirates, Vikings, witch trials, and the world’s poxiest plagues. Impeccably researched, deliciously wry, and subversively educational (check out the toilet-paper timeline), OH, YIKES! covers people, events, institutions, and really bad ideas, alphabetically from April Fool’s Day to zany Zoos. Here are the Aztecs, sacrificing 250,000 people a year for the gods—and for food. Fearsome Attila the Hun, scourge of the steppes whose spinning eyes terrified his friends and whose mastery of horses terrorized his enemies (how does someone so evil die? Nosebleed!). Saur, the 11th-century dog-king of Norway (and not too bad as kings go). Henry VIII and his marital problems, the story of the Abominable Snowman and the Loch Ness Monster, why sailors in the old days preferred eating in the dark (hint: you can’t see what’s crawling in your food), and the answer to the question, “How did knights in armor go to the bathroom?” Topped off with hundreds of illustrations and photographs along with hands-on activities that bring the past to life, OH, YIKES! puts the juice in history in a way that makes it irresistible.

Assembling Flann O Brien

Author: Maebh Long
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441113355
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Assembling Flann O Brien from the Author: Maebh Long. Flann O'Brien - also known as Brian O'Nolan or Myles na gCopaleen - is now widely recognised as one of the foremost of Ireland's modern authors. Assembling Flann O'Brien explores the author's innovative and experimental work by reading him in relation to some of the 20th century's most important theorists, including Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan and ?i?ek. Assembling Flann O'Brien offers a detailed study of O'Brien's five major novels ? including At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman ? as well as his plays, short stories, journalistic output and unpublished archival material. The book presents new theoretical perspectives on his works, exploring his compelling engagements with questions of the proper name, the archive, law, and desire, and the problems of identity, language, sexuality and censorship which acutely troubled Ireland's new state. Combining a wide range of contemporary theory with a sensitivity to the cultural and political context in which the author wrote, Maebh Long opens up entirely new aspects of Flann O'Brien's writings, and explores the ingenious and the problematic within his oeuvre.

The Examiner

Author: Leigh Hunt
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The Examiner from the Author: Leigh Hunt.

Sophiechen Und Der Riese

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644567611
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Sophiechen Und Der Riese from the Author: Roald Dahl. Und dann war er da! Acht Meter groß war er. Seinen schwarzen Umhang trug er so elegant wie ein vornehmer Herr. Die dĂŒnne Trompete hatte er immer noch in der Hand. So schritt er wĂŒrdevoll ĂŒber den königlichen Parkrasen auf das Fenster zu. Die Zofe kreischte. Die Königin seufzte. Und Sophiechen winkte. Der gute Riese GuRie pustet den Menschenkindern mit einer Trompete schöne TrĂ€ume in die Schlafzimmer – bis Sophiechen ihn eines Nachts dabei entdeckt. Kurzerhand nimmt sie der GuRie mit ins Riesenland, wo nicht alle Riesen so nett sind wie er. Ganz im Gegenteil: Sie fressen sogar Menschen! Gemeinsam schmieden Sophiechen und der Riese einen Plan, wie sie den bösen Riesen ein fĂŒr alle Mal das Handwerk legen können. Doch dafĂŒr brauchen sie die Hilfe der englischen Königin ... Ausgezeichnet mit dem Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis

Die Fabelhafte Welt Der Leichen

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864132282
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Die Fabelhafte Welt Der Leichen from the Author: Mary Roach. Mit dem Tod ist keinesfalls alles vorbei. Leichen sind auf vielfĂ€ltige Weise nĂŒtzlich, indem sie Forschung und Wissenschaft zur VerfĂŒgung stehen. Sie helfen dabei, Autos sicherer zu machen, dienen als Anschauungs- und Übungsobjekte fĂŒr angehende Ärzte und geben Gerichtsmedizinern wichtige Hinweise, mit denen Verbrechen aufgeklĂ€rt werden können. Sie wurden ins All geschossen, haben die ersten Guillotinen und sogar die Echtheit des Turiner Grabtuchs getestet. Mary Roach hat die vielfĂ€ltigen postmortalen Verwendungsformen recherchiert und mit Ärzten, Wissenschaftlern und Leichenbestattern darĂŒber gesprochen, was man mit Leichen alles anfangen kann. Daraus ist ein ĂŒberaus unterhaltsames, faszinierendes und skurriles Buch entstanden, auch wenn die Hauptakteure in AnatomiesĂ€len, Laboratorien und Krematorien zu finden sind.

Eine Marienerscheinung In Zeiten Der Diktatur

Author: Oliver GrasmĂŒck
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110220555
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Eine Marienerscheinung In Zeiten Der Diktatur from the Author: Oliver GrasmĂŒck. In Catholicism, ‘Marian apparitions’ such as those at Lourdes belong to the most spectacular cases of religious mass phenomenon. A prominent case occurred in 1983 in Peñablanca, Chile. During the first difficult crisis year of the Pinochet dictatorship, a seventeen-year-old youth reported an apparition near ValparaĂ­so. Through dedicated supporters, pilgrimages and press reports, it soon developed into both a mass phenomenon and a media phenomenon. The case became particularly controversial following accusations that the military government had become involved in the events with manipulative intensions.

Factsheet Five

Author: Mike Gunderloy
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Factsheet Five from the Author: Mike Gunderloy.