Monday, 18 October 2010

Book ~ "Why Fish Fart and Other Useless Or Gross Information About the World" (2009) Francesca Gould

From Amazon ~ In Why Fish Fart and Other Useless (or Gross) Information About the World, Francesca Gould sifts through the world's most unpleasant creatures, diseases, physical deformities, culinary delicacies, ritual practices, and hideous torture tactics to uncover every horrifying and stomach-turning fact under the sun. This book is full of questions you never thought to ask - and perhaps will wish you'd never had answered - including:

- What exactly is maggot cheese?
- How did anal hair help to lead to the conviction of the Great Train Robbers?
- What is the job of a "fart catcher"?
- How exactly do "crabs" cause such intense itching around one's private parts?
- The real story behind why the toilet is often referred to as "the john."
- Why you might want to steer clear of some coffees.

Why Fish Fart and Other Useless (or Gross) Information About the World is sure to delight any and all hard-core fans of the obscure, esoteric, and-last but not least-grotesque.

It is indeed an interesting book about useless and gross information, most of which I found interesting.

Don't make the same mistake I did, though, by reading it while I was eating ... the first chapter is about "obscene cuisine". I had to skip to the next chapter, "weird creatures", and go back to the first chapter when I wasn't consuming my lunch.

BTW, it is the herring who farts ... to let the other herring know where he is.

1 comment:

Tatiana said...

A book after my own heart :) I'd be thoroughly entertained.