MUSEUM OF THE WEIRD

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Museum Of The Weird

Author : Amelia Gray
ISBN : 9781573661560
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 70.72 MB
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A stunning collection of stories that reveal wondrous play and surreal humor. Story subjects include a monogrammed cube that appears in town, a landlord that cheats you out of first place in the annual Christmas decorating contest, and learning to care for a paring knife as your mate.
Category: Fiction

National Geographic Tales Of The Weird

Author : David Braun
ISBN : 9781426209666
Genre : Humor
File Size : 81.16 MB
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When a farmer in Spain captured a two-headed snake in 2002, scientists wanted to study it. When National Geographic Daily News published a story about the discovery, people wanted to read all about it. More than a million people clicked on the site and kept coming back for more unbelievably true stories. An Internet sensation was born. Since then, more than 100 million individuals have clicked on stories put together by David Braun and his crack team of editors for National Geographic Daily News. And readers cannot get enough information about the often weird, sometimes miraculous things being discovered by scientists every day--incredible flying sharks, the strange sex lives of ducks, mind-controlling fungus that turns ants into zombies, and the darkest planet in the universe. This reader features the most wildly popular, incredibly weird, and totally true stories from National Geographic's Daily News site presented in a compact, fact-filled reader. It will be a must-have for fans of Braun's website and for fans of "fun fact" books like the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series. The millions of fans who follow David Braun's National Geographic Daily News will be thrilled with this incredible reader filled with their favorites from the website. The most popular ones are all here presented in a lively, engaging format that is entertaining for the mind and easy on the wallet.
Category: Humor

Pandemonium And Parade

Author : Michael Dylan Foster
ISBN : 0520942671
Genre : Social Science
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Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yôkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias, literature, art, science, games, manga, magazines, and movies, exploring their meanings in the Japanese cultural imagination and offering an abundance of valuable and, until now, understudied material. Michael Dylan Foster tracks yôkai over three centuries, from their appearance in seventeenth-century natural histories to their starring role in twentieth-century popular media. Focusing on the intertwining of belief and commodification, fear and pleasure, horror and humor, he illuminates different conceptions of the "natural" and the "ordinary" and sheds light on broader social and historical paradigms—and ultimately on the construction of Japan as a nation.
Category: Social Science

Around The Weird In 80 Days

Author : Rich Smith
ISBN : 9781407036595
Genre : Travel
File Size : 55.69 MB
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When you've broken 25 of the USA's most absurd laws, what do you do next? If you're Rich Smith, you return to the scene of the crime, and then: Attend the National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa, which includes such treats as the Hobo bake sale, a giant parade, a pie and ice-cream social and the 'cheerleader omelette breakfast' Watch the convicts compete in The Prison Rodeo at Louisiana State Penitentiary. Browse for treasures at the World's Longest Yardsale, held each August along 630 miles of Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky Expose yourself at the Amtrak Mooning in Orange County, California. This year sees the 28th annual mooning of Amtrak. After 8pm, night mooning starts. Mooners are advised to: 'bring a torch with plenty of batteries...Night mooning is better because it is less crowded, cooler temperature, and more authentic'. Compete in the Redneck Games, in Buckeye Park, Georgia, where eager participants engage in such high-brow events as the mudpit belly flop, the armpit serenade, and bobbing for pig's feet.
Category: Travel

The Spirit Well The Shadow Lamp And The Fatal Tree

Author : Stephen Lawhead
ISBN : 9780718039905
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 64.86 MB
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Enjoy books three, four, and five in Stephen Lawhead's Bright Empires series! The Spirit Well The Search for the Map—and the secret behind its cryptic code—intensifies in a quest across time, space, and multiple realities. The Shadow Lamp The quest for answers—and ultimate survival—hinges on finding the cosmic link between the Skin Map, the Shadow Lamp, and the Spirit Well. The Fatal Tree It started with small, seemingly insignificant wrinkles in time: A busy bridge suddenly disappears, spilling cars into the sea. A beast from another realm roams modern streets. Napoleon’s army appears in 1930s Damascus ready for battle. But that’s only the beginning as entire realities collide and collapse.
Category: Fiction

The Strange Ones

Author : Pel Torro
ISBN : 9781473204140
Genre : Fiction
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An itinerant French mercenary stumbles into the Valley of the Kings; driven by thirst and crazed by the eastern sun, he crawls through a crevice in an ancient wall... The papyrus roll he found contained weird hieroglyphics, an owl, a bolted door, an eagle, an axe and, strangest of all, Xerefu and Akeru - the lions of Yesterday and Today. The scroll found its way to Paris. The year was 1798. The Terror was born. Behind the welter of blood that was revolution, older, darker, more sinister forces were at work. The Revolution was only a means to an end... only a symptom of a deadlier peril, a terror behind the Terror. Ancient Egyptian power was stronger than the guillotine...
Category: Fiction

Zack Files 25 Trapped In The Museum Of Unnatural History

Author : Dan Greenburg
ISBN : 9781101078518
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It seems like a regular field trip to a natural history museum—until Zack gets locked inside for the night and discovers what really goes on in those display cases when no one is watching. A tribe of curious Neanderthals, rampaging woolly mammoths, prehistoric food shortages . . . it’s just another wild adventure for Zack!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Weird Sisters

Author : Richard Dowling
ISBN : 9781775560098
Genre : Fiction
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Delve into this gripping family epic from popular Irish-born writer Richard Dowling, best known for the novel The Mystery of Killard. Over the course of the story, protagonist Henry Walter Grey becomes increasingly unhinged as he goes to great lengths to shield his family's reputation against enemies both real and imagined. Fans of the work of Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo will appreciate this ambitious novel.
Category: Fiction

Wtf

Author : Peter T. Leeson
ISBN : 1503600912
Genre : Economics
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WTF?! is an interactive tour of the world's weirdest social practices that uses economic thinking to reveal the solid logic behind their seeming senselessness.
Category: Economics