10 Ways to Recycle a Corpse: And 100 More Dreadfully Distasteful Lists

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Crown Publishing Group, 2011 - Humor - 317 pages
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Prepare to be even more revolted, flabbergasted, appalled, and completely entertained by this incredible follow-up collection of absolutely true trivia from the author of 5 People Who Died During Sex. Nothing is too insane, too inane, or too sacred for Karl Shaw’s eclectic lists of the world’s very worst.
 
DID YOU KNOW…
…that according to recent estimates (2010) your body is worth between $10,000-$100,000 on today’s open market—from companies legitimately trading body parts from willing donors to recognized medical facilities?
 
…that the great plague of Athens in 404, which lead to the defeat of the Athenians in the Peloponnesian War, was probably caused by contaminated cereals?
 
…that Benjamin Franklin liked to sit stark naked in front of his open windows, calling the practice “taking an air bath”?
 
…that in the last days of his life, the actor Steve McQueen lived on a diet largely comprised of boiled alligator skin and apricot pits, washed down with urine?
 
  

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Review: 10 Ways to Recycle a Corpse: and 100 More Dreadfully Distasteful Lists

User Review  - Beth Ording - Goodreads

Some interesting lists; some not so interesting lists. Read full review

Review: 10 Ways to Recycle a Corpse: and 100 More Dreadfully Distasteful Lists

User Review  - Nicole Yovanoff - Goodreads

It is the sequel to 5 People Who Died During Sex: And 100 Other Terribly Tastelss Lists. Not as good as the first, but still a lot of fun to read. I prefer the historical stuff to the more current stuff, but this book is found in the Humour section, so I shouldn't complain. Read full review

Contents

Introduction I5
16
12 Acts of Cannibalism
29
British Monarchs Presumed to Be Homosexual
70
Most Common Causes ot Madness in the Eighteenth
84
Radical Qemedies tor Hair Loss
97
Revealing Facts about the Human Condition
110
Martyrs to Science I19
123
Military Eccentrics I36
136
Most Badly Bungled Executions
209
vrv
223
Visitors to Buckingham palace
236
Megalomaniacs
251
Jobs Badly in Need of a Union
264
Golf Hazards
285
Causes of Death of the Last 10 British Monarchs
300
Further Reading
313

CUIIRTIIIG THE MUSE
152
SIIIIIEBX
197

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About the author (2011)

Karl Shaw wrote and illustrated for UK newspapers and magazines for several years before working in advertising and marketing. He now lives in Staffordshire, England, where he has channelled a misdirected education into several books including Royal Babylon: The Alarming History Of European Royalty, 5 People Who Died During Sex, Curing Hiccups With Small Fires: A Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics and 10 Ways To Recycle A Corpse.

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