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Loch Ness Monsters and Raining Frogs: The World's Most Puzzling Mysteries Solved

Albert Jack - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 154 pages
FOOLED BY FABLES? LED ON BY LEGENDS? MYTH-GUIDED? WONDER NO MORE, MYSTERY-PHILES: THE TRUTH IS IN HERE! What in the world (or out of it) made those giant crop circles? Did ...
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That's Bollocks

Albert Jack - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 288 pages
Gathering together all the strangest, sickest, funniest and most unforgettable urban legends, Albert Jack recounts them with his usual deadpan humour. But this is far more than ...
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Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

Albert Jack - Reference - 2009 - 272 pages
From the international bestselling author of Red Herrings and White Elephants—a curious guide to the hidden histories of classic nursery rhymes. Who was Mary Quite Contrary ...
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What Caesar Did for My Salad: The Curious Stories Behind Our Favorite Foods

Albert Jack - Cooking - 2011 - 304 pages
Did you know... the term "hot dog" is believed to have been coined during a baseball game between the Yankees and the Giants in 1901? calzones get their name from their less ...
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It's a Wonderful Word: The Real Origins of Our Favourite Words

Albert Jack - History - 2011 - 288 pages
Did you know that an assassin is a hashish-eater and a yokel a country woodpecker? That Dr Mesmer mesmerised patients back to health or that Samuel Pepys enjoyed a good game of ...
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Phantom Hitchhikers and Other Urban Legends: The Strange Stories Behind Tall ...

Albert Jack - Reference - 2013 - 256 pages
Have you heard the one about... • Walt Disney’s frozen body? • Coca-Cola owning Santa Claus? • Alligators living in New York City sewers? We all love a good story. But where do ...
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