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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Canada, Eh

by (author) Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2010
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
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Here at the Bathroom Readers' Institute, we love all things Canadian, which got us thinking: Why not do an entire book on the greatest country in the world? So we sent our crack research staff to find the answers to some of the quirkiest Canuck questions:

* Did a Canadian newspaper mistakenly identify a prominent politician and his wife as serial killers? (Yes.)

* Does the Hudson's Bay Company still pay Queen Elizabeth with beaver pelts? (No.)

* Was Harriet Beecher Stowe's inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin a Canadian? (Yes.)

* Does the water on the Saint John River actually flow backward? (Sometimes.)

We've also uncovered the story behind Greenpeace, the history of Harlequin romance novels, the government's secret official UFO division, and much more.

From Nunavut to Nova Scotia, British Columbia to Northwest Territories, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Canada, Eh? is packed with cool Canadian tales. So put away the hockey gear, grab a plate of Kraft dinner, and join us for a wild ride!

About the author

Puzzability, based in New York, includes Mike Shenk, who has written puzzles for Games magazine and its offshoots, and provided daily crosswords for a major newspaper syndicate. He is currently the crossword editor of The Wall Street Journal; Amy Goldstein, a trivia buff and wordsmith who has served as associate editor and managing editor for Games magazine and its sister publications; and Robert Leighton, an illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, and creator of unique visual puzzles. 

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