211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do

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Penguin, Oct 2, 2007 - Humor - 336 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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Fun & informational

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

METHOD
TROUBLESHOOTING
CHOOSING FROM THE WINE LIST
ALL THAT RIGMAROLE WITH THE BOTTLE
ON THE BEACH OR IN THE STREET
1 THE COEQUAL HANDSHAKE
3 A THE CONTROLLING HANDSHAKE
THE MASONS HANDSHAKE
RULES
THE ALPHABET
IMPORTANT RULES
REQUIRED
PERFORMANCE
THE CELLOPHANETAPE SCAR
DICK SMITHS BLOOD RECIPE
1 THE AUSTRALIAN BROOM GAME

METHOD
REQUIRED
THE HOW HAPPY ARE YOU ALREADY? TEST
HOW TO BE HAPPIER TODAY
WHAT ITS DOING TO YOU
THE CURE
DOWN TO BUSINESS
BERNOULLIS BALLS
FUNNEL FUN
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
1 THE FLOATING SAUSAGE
3 A HOLE IN THE HAND
5 GOLDILOCKSS HOTCOLDWARM WATER
7 AN EXTRA NOSE IN AN INSTANT
THE ILLUSION OF DANGER
RADIANT HEAT AND THAT GLOW
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
PREPARATION
METHOD
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
THE NONRELIGIOUS CALLER
THE RELIGIOUS CALLER
INSTRUCTIONS
1 TAKE THE RECTAL TEMPERATURE
4 CHECK THE EYES
CHOOSE YOUR HOLD
THE RELEASE
GENERAL
REVERSE
USEFUL TALKING POINTS
REQUIRED
THE NUMBERS
SOME RULES
TYPES OF PHILOSOPHER
THE COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
TYPES OF WILL
HOLOGRAPHY
TIPS
SOME PERIODS AND STYLESUSEFUL FOR BLUFFING PURPOSES
BURIAL AT SEA
METHOD
SAFETY
FIRST ACT
METHOD
WHAT FOSSILS ARE
THE INGREDIENTS FOR A GOOD HOMEMADE KITE
THE LINE
THE IDIOTS BITE
PICKING UP A SNAKE
REQUIRED
STARTING OUT
THE SHRIEKING MONKEY
THE NOSE CANNON
BUILDING THE FIRE
GO FORWARD FIRST
SKATING BACKWARDS
REQUIRED
THE FLAT LOOP SPIN
FLAG HANDLING
A BASIC NOOSE
THE TWITCHER
REQUIRED
POINTS AND PENALTIES
CONTENTS
HOW TO START A FIRE WITH YOUR SURVIVAL KIT
NOTES
THE BASIC GOINGSON
PREPARING YOUR BODY
MAKING A BOOMERANG
MAKING YOUR BOOMERANG COME BACK
THE MINIRANG
MAKING ONE
THE BEST STONES TO SKIP
THE THROW
REQUIRED
1 THE BURNING MATCH
2 THE EGG AND CORK
REQUIRED
OVARIAN PETANQUE A TADPOLE GAME FOR 410 PLAYERS If you have access to a shiny wood or laminate floor you can play a wonderful g...
REQUIRED
SUBTLETIES
CONSTRUCTION
REQUIRED
BATMAN
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
USING YOUR PANTOGRAPH
ANCHORMAN
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
4 THE UGLYFINDER
6 LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER
REQUIRED FOR HEATSENSITIVE INK
REQUIRED FOR CHEMICAL REACTION INK
REQUIRED
LETTERS
USING CODE
USING THE INTERNET
MAKING AN OTP
EXERCISE
REQUIRED
YOUR FIRST TUNE
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
METHOD
LAUNCH
THE NEWSREADERS HEADPHONES
MARTIAN INVASION
REQUIRED
REQUIRED
THE BALL OF STRING
THE ETERNAL THREAD
THE WET SNEEZE
THE LEFT LEG
PUTTING A POTATO IN A LADYS HANDBAG
REQUIRED
PERFORMANCE
THE GLASS MOUSETRAP
THE QUICK BEER QUAFF
METHOD
BLACK BELT
SETUP
BACKGROUND
REQUIRED
THE LEAP
REQUIRED
METHOD
THE DROP AND RECOVER
THREE ORANGES
FUNDAMENTAL PERFORMANCE ADVICE
THE HANDBAG SNATCH
POLAR OPPOSITES
BALANCING ONE MATCH ON ANOTHER
THE COCKTAIL GLASS
METHOD
METHOD
1 TABLE TELEPATHY
3 SPOON
6 MATCHBOX
8 SALTSHAKER
REQUIRED
METHOD
RAISIN THE TITANIC
HOW TO RELIGHT A CANDLE FROM A DISTANCE
HOW TO PULL AN ACCORDION FROM YOUR NOSE
THE WRIGGLING WATER SNAKE
THE OWL
REQUIRED
MONTANA ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTERS
COWBOY BILLS OLDTIME TESTICLE BATTER
INGREDIENTS
PANCAKE SCIENCE
METHOD
REQUIRED
SELECTING AN OYSTER
HOW TO EAT AN OYSTER
INGREDIENTS
REQUIRED
INGREDIENTS
METHOD
REQUIRED
PASTA RAPIDA CON CREMA BASILICO AGLIO E PANCETTA AFFUMICATA
SOURIS └ LA CR╚ME MICE IN CREAM
METHOD
COW UDDER ECLAIRS
CHILI
METHOD
EGGS OVER EASY
CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST SERVES 2
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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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