Fascinating…Unbelievable…Gross! These are just a few of the responses readers will hear when they impress their friends with facts from the quirky new book of body trivia, Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers & Other Useless or Gross Information About Your Body by Francesca Gould.
This collection of little-known facts about the human body answers the questions you have always wanted to ask but never dared to, such as:
Can smoking make your teeth fall out?
Is it safe to eat moldy food after the mold’s been cut off?
Do intelligent people have bigger brains?
How do astronauts poo in space?
The book also offers many unbelievable-but-true historical factoids about the body. For example:
Have you ever heard of Dr. Strangelove Syndrome? It’s a rare condition caused by damage to certain parts in the brain, which results in a person’s hand acting independently and taking on a life of its own.
Did you know that there is also a rare condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome, which results in people suddenly developing a foreign accent?
Have you ever wondered if a heart transplant could change your personality? The short answer is, yes!
Did you know that men used hair gel 2000 years ago during the Iron Age?
Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers offers of cornucopia of body trivia that will have readers cringing with delight! You can read it on the subway, in the bathroom, or even in a heavy downpour! For contrary to popular belief, according to this book, you cannot catch cold by standing in the rain!
This sticker set is so much fun, we almost don't want to sell it. Get all 12 organ friends as oversized die-cut stickers (about 3" x 3" each), perfect for decorating your bike, your books or even your body. Each sticker back tells ya what organ it is, plus there's a goofy phrase for punny good fun ("i work in detox!" says the liver; "urine for a treat" says the bladder and "so fresh, so spleen." Ugh, stop already.) Come and get yourself a heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, uterus, brain, gallbladder, stomach, intestine, bladder and spleen. Made and packed in China.
We’ve been putting our brains to work on the best possible way to get rid of errors, and you know what, I think we’ve cracked it. Yes, Brain Erasers. Seven hefty brains ready to say goodbye to your errors.
- Includes 7 erasers in a pack - Fits any pencil and comes in bespoke Jar - 5 trendy assorted colours
A happy, naive family enters the Evil Garden (free admission!) to spend a sunny afternoon in its inviting landscape, lush with exotic trees and flowers. They soon realize their mistake, as harrowing sounds and evidence of foul play emerge. When humongous hairy bugs, famished carnivorous plants, ferocious fruit-guarding bears, and a sinister strangling snake take charge, the family's ominous feelings turn to full-on panic—but where's the exit?
Edward Gorey leads us through this nefarious garden with a light step. His unmistakable drawings paired with engaging couplets produce giggles, not gasps. Perhaps The Evil Garden is a morality tale; perhaps it's simply an enigmatic entertainment. Whatever the interpretation, it's a prime example of the iconic storytelling genius that is Edward Gorey.