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Book of the Bizarre: Freaky Facts and Strange Stories
Did you know duck dander is hallucinogenic? Or that Katherine Hepburn had a phobia of dirty hair? Have you ever wondered about the Magickal Skull of Doom or contemplated the mysterious Transylvanian Tablets?
The Book of the Bizarre is a veritable treasure trove of startling and stranger-than-fiction trivia that spans history, continents, even worlds. Never before have so many truly frightful facts been gathered together in one place.
Teeming with the strange, the shocking, and the downright fantastic, The Book of the Bizarre's thirteen chapters include: Something Wicked: Mysterious Objects & Haunted Homes, Tender Murderers and Malevolent Males: Killingly Good Tales of Terror, and Morbid Writers and Tortured Artists: From Edgar Allan Poe to Vincent Van Gogh. Terrifying topics range from Corpses on Campus to Strange Rock and Roll Stories to Medical Maladies, Conspiracy Theories, Superstitions, Hexes, and even UFO's.
The Book of the Bizarre is designed for the depraved, outlandish enough for the eccentric, and freaky enough for even the hardest trivia nut.
A Trivial Trivia Book
By Author Bill Peschel "Writers Gone Wild"
- April 6, 2009
"The Book of the Bizarre" is a collection of facts, half-facts, speculations, fiction and outright falsehoods that was not so much written or compiled but excreted.
It reminded me of Jamie Lee Curtis' rant to her dumb boyfriend in "A Fish Called Wanda": "Now, let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not `Every man for himself.' And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up."
In the case of "Bizarre," I want to tell Varla Ventura that Led Zepplin did not sell their souls to the devil for a recording contract; that cannibal Alfred Packer's first name is not "Alferd"; that Mary Shelley did not snatch her husband's heart from his funeral pyre -- she wasn't even there; that the Locusta who may have poisoned the Emperor Claudius was not Nero's mother, that was Agrippina; and that Michelangelo most emphatically did not carve David "while waiting... read more
ANOTHER LAZY AUTHOR!!!
By J. Velasquez
- March 2, 2011
I love reading books about trivia and weird facts but i HATE when authors don't do their homework and produce half-truths because of lazyness. I too found many errors and incorrect information with this book. Thank goodness I borrowed it from a friend as I do not like to support authors financially like Varla Ventura who should be ashamed as an author when so many out there can't find a publisher who's work deserves more merit than hers. She should really be banned from writing books indefinitely. I should have known when she appeared on an airing of "Coast to Coast AM w/ George Noory" she practically begged listeners to contact her with bizarre stories so she could take them and turn them into a book. She couldn't even speak intelligently and from what I could tell has a less than stellar IQ score. Geez the nerve of some people!!!!!
Book of the bizarre
By S. BROOKINS
- January 6, 2013
I found it to be very interesting ! Great way to pass time in the john !! Hope you enjoy it !
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