The Gruesome, Disgusting, and Absolutely Vile Gross-O-Pedia
A Startling Collection of Repulsive Trivia You Won't Want to Know!
- 256 Pages
- October 23, 2012
- ISBN: 9781620871843
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 6in x 7.5in x 6in
Many of us love everything gross, and with its slimy, yucky, and disgusting facts and stories, Gross-O-Pedia will definitely satisfy our need to be disgusted. Organized into categories like animals, the environment, the human body, history, and medicine, this collection of icky facts is vile enough to make anyone cringe!
Did you know that what people in China call “yellow rain” comes from thousands of bees swarming in the air together and urinating? Or that a famous Korean dish consists of a live octopus dipped in sesame oil? Or that the annual Bug Bowl includes cockroach races, an insect petting zoo, and a cricket spitting competition?
Learn facts about various bugs and slugs, read about questionable traditions and customs around the world, and discover disgusting remedies for illnesses. Find out how scabs form, what causes a sneeze, and creative ways to say the word “fart.” Filled with hilarious illustrations and loaded with more than 500 facts, The Gruesome, Disgusting, and Absolutely Vile Gross-O-Pedia is 100 percent true and 150 percent nasty!