Add these to your reading list

These are some of the odd books unearthed for the Diagram Prize which is awarded each year to the book with the strangest title.

Yes, these books are real.

All Dogs Have ADHD

Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind

Beyond Leaf Raking: Learning to Serve/Serving to Learn (Essentials for Christian Youth)

Bombproof Your Horse

Curbside Consultation of the Colon

Excrement in the Late Middle Ages: Sacred Filth and Chaucer’s Fecopoetics

Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself

The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais

How Green Were the Nazis?

How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

Insects Are Just Like You and Me Except Some of Them Have Wings

The Big Book Of Lesbian Horse Stories

Living With Crazy Buttocks

Malformed Frogs

Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality

People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It

The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers: No Ink, No Paint, Just a Hammer

I Was Tortured By The Pygmy Love Queen

Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes

Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium

Squid Recruitment Dynamics

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoonboxes of Daghestan: Magic Medicine Symbols in Silk, Stone, Wood and Flesh


7 responses to “Add these to your reading list

  1. I thought I’d seen everything.

    I was so wrong.

  2. I had to check out the “customer images” for the shopping cart one :)

  3. Hah! The customer images were pretty good. “This is where your knowledge begins.”

  4. I saw an abandoned shopping cart today while yardsaling! On a roadside curb, NOWHERE NEAR any store.

  5. Its migratory patterns continue to confound scientists to this day.

  6. Don’t forget the ultimate Diagram prize, given for the oddest book title of the previous 30 years: Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers.

  7. Baboon Metaphysics. He-he, must be interesting. Though baboon are rather primitive they are smart enough to vigourously defend their rights. Watch this video about baboon vs lion fight:

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