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Jun 02 2014

The silly book of side-splitting stuff by Andy Seed

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Bloomsbury, 2014. ISBN 9781408850794.
(Ages 9+) Highly recommended. A must read collection of humorous and interesting facts for all ages including the young at heart! Take a walk through history with Andy Seed as he looks at the funny side of historical facts, wacky and unbelievable inventions, nonsensical poems, silly sports with their blundering commentators, mishaps and glitches, the worst films titles ever, live T.V blunders and shockers, subtitles that went bad, games that bombed, preposterous names, silly careers as well as splendid obsolete or archaic words to name just a few.
Find out what Hollywood has taught us, who's on the list of most annoying people and why, the most disgusting foods from around the world, yucky survival foods you probably won't want to try, hilarious one liners that are still used today, ways to get yourself out of a jam, along with the crazy laws made by the most silliest rulers and the eccentrics of history.
Andy Seed looks at some of history's greatest accomplishments and the things that worked, as well as the things that didn't go so well! There is also something for those who are interested in building their vocabulary! Find out what buildings were built in the most unimaginable places.
If you are the type of person who likes Horrible Histories, you'll love this book and its collection of history's funniest and amazing people, inventions and other crazy stuff. Andy Seed has something for everyone's fancy no matter how young at heart you are!
Christina Sapio

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