Dr. Bizarro's Eclectic Collection of Strange and Obscure Facts

Dr. Bizarro's Eclectic Collection of Strange and Obscure Facts

by Stephen Spignesi

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Overview

From the odd to the outrageous, Dr. Bizarro’s newly-discovered and recently completed collection of arcana includes secrets and hidden info about everything from fringe myths and plagued places to rejected literary classics and even horrific ways to die on a farm.

Weirdness abounds in this unprecedented compilation of peculiar facts, including forms of divination, bizarre tortures, invasive medical tests, celebrity UFO sightings, crucified saviors other than Jesus, banned books, elements of a near death experience, curious tourist attractions, ridiculous sex laws, and much more.

Dr. Bizarro’s Eclectic Collection of Strange and Obscure Facts is a fascinating and irresistible compendium of bizarre info and trivia that will engage and surprise every reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682615164
Publisher: Permuted Press
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Stephen Spignesi is considered a world authority on Stephen King, The Beatles, Robin Williams, the Titanic, and other historical and pop culture subjects. His first novel Dialogues was hailed as a “reinvention of the psychological thriller.”

Table of Contents

Introduction The Unlikely Story of Dr. Thales Bizarro 11

Chapter 1 Astonishing Abilities Manifested by Savants 15

Chapter 2 22 "Bad Luck" Playing Cards 30

Chapter 3 51 Banned Books & Authors (Including 1 Cartoon Character) 35

Chapter 4 The 5 Biggest Garbage-Producing Countries on the Planet 50

Chapter 5 4 Bizarro American Cults of Death 51

Chapter 6 4 Bizarro Laws Pertaining to Women's Feet 55

Chapter 7 11 Body Parts People Pierce 57

Chapter 8 The Church of Satan's 9 Satanic Statements 60

Chapter 9 68 Euphemisms for the Devil 62

Chapter 10 16 Creationist Claims and Why Both the Creationists Themselves and Their Spurious Pseudoscientific Claims Are Unequivocally Wrong 64

Chapter 11 16 Crucified Saviors Other Than Jesus Christ 76

Chapter 12 12 Items of Information Noted on a Death Certificate 88

Chapter 13 Death Wishes: 7 Suicidal Sports 91

Chapter 14 68 Euphemisms for Dying 94

Chapter 15 12 Devices, Tools & Practices Used for Sexual Enhancement & Diversity 97

Chapter 16 Dr. Ese's 11 Signs of Demonic Possession 103

Chapter 17 63 Bizarro Forms of Divination 105

Chapter 18 6 Forms of Penis Modification 112

Chapter 19 7 Bizarro Physical Things That Can Go Wrong With the Human Body 116

Chapter 20 The 35 Highest-Cholesterol Foods Known to Man 124

Chapter 21 25 Horrific Tortures and Punishments Through the Ages 127

Chapter 22 48 Religious Phenomena, Including Weeping & Bleeding Statues and Sightings of the Virgin Mary 139

Chapter 23 Esoterica & Arcana About Victorian Asylums and Workhouses 148

Chapter 24 7 Invasive Medical Tests, All of Which Involve Inserting Something Into One Bodily Orifice or Another 159

Chapter 25 19 Last Meals 169

Chapter 26 2 Types of IQ Evaluation in the Pre-and Post-PC Era 176

Chapter 27 14 Methods Of Execution Through the Ages 177

Chapter 28 47 Botched Executions from 1982-2016 189

Chapter 29 10 Common Elements of a Near-Death Experience 210

Chapter 30 8 Plagued Places 215

Chapter 31 73 Renowned Literary Classics Initially Rejected as Unpublishable by a Publisher from 1818-1990 228

Chapter 32 13 Stigmatics 233

Chapter 33 7 Sexual Bondage Practices 241

Chapter 34 11 Celebrity UFO Sightings 243

Chapter 35 9 Fringe Myths & Beliefs 247

Chapter 36 9 Types of Angels 257

Chapter 37 The 6 Types of Devils 259

Chapter 38 6 Ways of Dying Accidentally on a Farm 262

Chapter 39 34 Bizarro Things People Eat, Including Dishes That Use Insects, Sperm, Rats, Shark Fins, Testicles, Faces, & Blood as Their Main Ingredients 264

Chapter 40 The Ultimate Collection of "Paul is Dead" Clues 269

Chapter 41 38 Bizarro Tourist Attractions 286

Chapter 42 The Numerological Meaning of the Numbers 1 Through 9 293

Chapter 43 12 Bizarro Psychiatric Disorders 297

Chapter 44 7 Tampered-With Products & The Poisons Used to Tamper Them 299

Chapter 45 329 Bizarro Real Names 303

Chapter 46 93 Unique "Girl Name" Songs 315

Chapter 47 7 Bizarro Sexual Phobias 320

Chapter 48 62 Euphemisms for Alcohol 324

Chapter 49 25 Prostitution Services Offered on a Typical "Menu" at Legal Bordellos 326

Chapter 50 The Personality Characteristics of the 12 Astrological Signs 330

Chapter 51 The Ultimate Lincoln/Kennedy Coincidences List 333

Chapter 52 22 Things Invented By Leonardo Da Vinci Hundreds of Years Before They Were Invented 341

Chapter 53 14 Bizarro U.S. Sex Laws 343

Chapter 54 The 22 Steps of a Medical-Legal Autopsy 345

Chapter 55 The 11 Steps of Embalming a Body & Preparing It for Open-Casket Viewing 350

Chapter 56 The 7 Stages of the Soul's Ascent to God 353

Chapter 57 The 26 Stages of Deterioration a Corpse Goes Through from the Moment of Death On 355

Chapter 58 10 "Day in the Life" Quotes by Mozart 358

Chapter 59 17 Superheroes & Their Superpowers 365

Chapter 60 40 Repugnant Band Names 372

Chapter 61 176 Forms of Sexual Arousal 375

Chapter 62 8 Novels of a Million Words or More 383

Chapter 63 30 Interesting Facts About Titanic 385

Chapter 64 1 Bizarro Fact About Each of Americas Presidents 391

Chapter 65 The Top 20 Causes of Death in America from 1999-2015 407

Chapter 66 5 Catholic Martyrs Who Died Terrible Deaths 409

Acknowledgments 410

Works Consulted 411

About the Author 425

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