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5 People Who Died During Sex: And 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists
 
 
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Karl Shaw.
Publisher Broadway  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9780767920599
Pages/Publication Date 287/2007
Daedalus Item Code 42302
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Prepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted—and of course thoroughly entertained—by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Karl Shaw, who also gave us Royal Babylon: The Alarming History of European Royalty, promises that nothing is too inane, too insane, too bizarre, or too distasteful for this collection of historical facts. Here you will learn that it was hardened boozer Pope Benedict XII who inspired the expression "drunk as a pope" (from 10 Historic Drunks), that the best-dressed gentlemen in medieval England exposed their genitals below a short-fitting tunic (from History's 10 Greatest Fashion Mistakes), that Alfred Hitchcock suffered from ovophobia (a fear of eggs—from 10 Phobias of the Famous), and that one of the five on the titular list is former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.
 
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The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
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