211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do

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Penguin, 2007 - Reference - 312 pages
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For everyone who loved The Dangerous Book for Boys-an oddly useful and hilarious handbook for the mischievous child in all of us.

If you've reached adulthood without knowing how to spin a rope like a cowboy, cure a hangover, or make a citizen's arrest, this is the book you've been waiting for. Funny, far-ranging, and surprisingly handy, the book presents tutorials, including:

- How to Be a Real Man: mow the perfect lawn; defend yourself with nothing but an umbrella
- Bracing Outdoor Activities: skate backwards; make a boomerang come back; snare wild game
- Amusing Diversions: float an egg; eat a goldfish; master fiendish tongue-twisters; judge a woman's bra size at a glance

Also includes:
- Sumo wrestling for beginners
- Four diversions with a banana
- And much more

 

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User Review  - crisjoy - Overstock.com

This is one of those fun informational books that to use as reference and ways to keepget our boys off video games for awhile! The old fashioned info & look of the book makes it very appealing to young and old alike! ... Read full review

Contents

HOW TO BE A REAL MAN THE GUYS GUYS GUIDE TO GETTING AHEAD
1
SLIDESHOW SCIENCE WEIRD PHYSICS AND FUN WITH SNAKE OIL
35
THE TREE OF USELESS KNOWLEDGE EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO DO BUT WERENT SURE WHERE TO...
57
THE COMPLEAT OUTDOORSMAN BRACING SPORTS HOBBIES AND GAMES IN THE FRESH AIR
109
THERES NOTHING ON TV PARLOR DIVERSIONS FOR A WET WEDNESDAY
151
GOTCHA GAGS BETS PRACTICAL JOKES AND CONS
207
EXHIBITIONISTS PARADE UNUSUAL TRICKS AND PARTY PIECES FOR THE DISCERNING WIT
231
MILITANT KITCHENCRAFT BOLD CUISINE FOR CHEFS WITH ATTITUDE
267
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About the author (2007)

The son of a sex therapist and a sometime Dominican friar, Tom Cutler has worked as a teacher, set designer, doublebass player, speechwriter, printer, toyshop manager, lyricist, wine waiter, puppet maker, typographer, magazine editor, bandleader, portrait painter, radio reporter, cartoonist, and ghost writer. He is a practicing magician and in his spare time enjoys murdering Bach on the guitar.

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