How to Hold a Crocodile

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Firefly Books, 2003 - Games - 191 pages
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Practical instructions for off-beat objectives.

How to Hold a Crocodile is an illustrated and fun-to-read guide to the practical information that is not taught in school. This book is jammed full of simple instructions for many situations in life. Need to roast an ox? Repel cavalry? Tie a bow tie? All instructions are here, clear, concise, and fully illustrated.

This remarkable reference book explains how to:

  • Build a log cabin
  • Catch a cockroach
  • Magnetize a walnut
  • Play the castanets
  • Ride a dolphin
  • Drill for oil
  • Meet the Pope
  • Find a blind spot
  • Become a saint

Hard-earned experience spanning many cultures and centuries leads to creative advice and counsel. Want to prevent a nail from splitting wood? Simply wipe the nail on soap before hammering.

The off-beat retro artwork and text is fun and engaging. How to Hold a Crocodile is an amazing collection of information, advice, tips, and instructions guaranteed to entertain and satisfy anyone's curiosity.


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User Review  - jontseng - LibraryThing

Hasn't aged particularly well, but still a worthy forerunner of Schott's miscellanies as a repository of much that is apocryphal, partially usefuly but not often wildly inaccurate. Read full review

How to Hold a Crocodile: Plus Hundreds of Other Practical Tips, Fascinating Facts and Wicked Wisdom

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

A how-to guide that offers at least as much browsing pleasure as it does practical advice, this colorful volume is sure to please those who love weird facts and unusual tidbits of information. With ... Read full review


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centigrade to Fahrenheit and back again spot African and Asian elephants estimate
smoking Chinese style name an animal family 92 enter a religious order talk to a deaf
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of a piece of twine 121 make Neapolitan sign language harvest walnuts 122 know pasta

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The Diagram Group is a London-based creative team specializing in non-fiction books.

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