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Product Description: 'The English aristocrat John 'Mad Jack' Mytton died a bloated, paralysed and penniless debtor in prison. His premature demise was partly due to injuries sustained while setting fire to his own night-shirt to try to cure hiccups. Just before the horribly burned Mytton slumped into unconsciousness he said, "Well, the hiccups is gone, by God...read more

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9780752265728 | Pan Macmillan, July 16, 2015, cover price $25.35 | About this edition: 'The English aristocrat John 'Mad Jack' Mytton died a bloated, paralysed and penniless debtor in prison.

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Product Description: The Little Book of Loony Dictators The Equatorial Guinean president Macias Nguema once initiated a cabinet reshuffle by clubbing his foreign minister to death. Idi Amin entertained his fellow African presidents by demonstrating how to suffocate someone with a handkerchief...read more

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9781456546168 | Createspace Independent Pub, January 13, 2011, cover price $7.30 | About this edition: The Little Book of Loony Dictators The Equatorial Guinean president Macias Nguema once initiated a cabinet reshuffle by clubbing his foreign minister to death.

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Product Description: An 18th-century French scholar attributed the British talent for eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer . . . aggravated by the tedium of the English Sunday." Whatever the reason, the British Isles do seem to have thrown up more than their fair share of magnificent oddballs, the finest of which are profiled in this fast, funny celebration of over 200 aristocrats, inventors, artists, and the just plain weird...read more

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9780330512923 | Pan Macmillan, October 1, 2010, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: An 18th-century French scholar attributed the British talent for eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer .

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Product Description: A miscellany of fascinating facts and useless knowledge from around the world, including bizarre crimes, weird animal news, incredible urban myths, and potty wisdom. Be amazed, be appalled, but, above all, be enthralled by this cornucopia of craziness.
By Karl Shaw (editor)

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9781845297695, titled "The Giant Bathroom Reader" | Magpie Books Pub Pty Ltd, February 28, 2008, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A miscellany of fascinating facts and useless knowledge from around the world, including bizarre crimes, weird animal news, incredible urban myths, and potty wisdom.

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A treaure trove of some of history's most outrageous, extreme, bizarre, and tasteless customs and behaviors includes lists of the ten uses for a dead person, ten bizarre aphrodisiacs, the ten least romantic honeymoons, and others, organized into categories ranging from food and drink to crime and punishment. Original. 15,000 first printing.

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9780767920599 | Three Rivers Pr, February 13, 2007, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Presents a collection of some of history's most outrageous, extreme, bizarre, and tasteless customs and behaviors, organized into categories ranging from food and drink to crime and punishment.

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9780767922968 | Crown Pub, February 13, 2007, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: Power Mad! is a candid collection of authentic, fantastic facts surrounding the world's most deranged dictators. Charting the grisly, sometimes unbelievable demands and "policies" of these mad, bad men, Power Mad! will leave you astonished by their egos, eccentricities, and undeniable insanity...read more

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9781843171065 | Michael O''Mara Books, October 1, 2004, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Power Mad!

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9780785818397 | Castle, June 30, 2004, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: hardcover with dust jacket

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Product Description: Hereditary rule once dominated European politics. A few families, believing in divine rule, controlled the destinies of millions before they were ousted. This book takes an irreverent look at the monarchs with disturbing passions, the empress of sex and the king into a peculiar form of bribery...read more

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9780767907552 | Broadway Books, May 1, 2001, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Chronicles the history of Europe's royal houses and their royal scandals, discussing insane, psychopathic, sex-obsessed, drunken, and otherwise debauched rulers including Kaiser Wilhelm II, Peter the Great, and Louis XV.
9780753503607 | Virgin Pub, June 1, 1999, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Hereditary rule once dominated European politics.

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9780767909396 | Broadway Books, May 7, 2002, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Hereditary rule once dominated European politics.

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Product Description: Howard Hughes, Liberace, Imelda Marcos, Sarah Bernhardt, Ed Wood, Jr., Ludwig von Beethoven -- they're all here, along with an astonishing assortment of other oddballs, kooks, dreamers, despots, prophets, performers, royals, politicians, inventors, philosophers, writers, artists, and more garden-variety eccentrics...read more

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9780786707249 | Running Pr Book Pub, March 13, 2000, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Howard Hughes, Liberace, Imelda Marcos, Sarah Bernhardt, Ed Wood, Jr.

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Gathers lists of such tasteless topics as celebrity grave-robberies, ethnic suicides, adulterous British Prime Minsters, phobias of the famous, essential Elvis facts, last meals of condemned murderders, rules of etiquette, and succint pop reviews

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9780786705375 | Carroll & Graf Pub, May 1, 1998, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Gathers lists of such tasteless topics as celebrity grave-robberies, ethnic suicides, adulterous British Prime Minsters, phobias of the famous, essential Elvis facts, last meals of condemned murderders, rules of etiquette, and succint pop reviews

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Product Description: This is a collection of revolting facts, unfettered by good taste, with grim, grisly facts and anecdotes about life, death, sex and personal hygiene. Try out the following at your next dinner party: Because many Japanese sumo wrestlers are literally too fat to wipe their own backsides, novice wrestlers are expected to do it for them...read more

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9780863697913 | Virgin Pub, October 1, 1995, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: This is a collection of revolting facts, unfettered by good taste, with grim, grisly facts and anecdotes about life, death, sex and personal hygiene.

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