Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

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Compiled by Henry Beard, Compiled by Christopher Cerf

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 383 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 28mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 19 November 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1439199566
  • ISBN 13: 9781439199565
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 502,886

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DID YOU KNOW THAT CARROTS CAUSE BLINDNESS AND BANANAS ARE RADIOACTIVE? That too many candlelight dinners can cause cancer? And not only is bottled water a veri-table petri dish of biohazards (so is tap water, by the way) but riding a bicycle might destroy your sex life? In "Encyclopedia Paranoiaca," master satirists Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf have assembled an authoritative, disturbingly comprehensive, and utterly debilitating inventory of things poised to harm, maim, or kill you--all of them based on actual research about the perils of everyday life. Thoroughly sourced and conveniently alphabetized for easy reference, this book just might save your life. (But it probably won't.)

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"A humorous look at all of the ways, obvious and not, that humans have of doing harm to themselves. . . . The writing is witty and verbose, almost Monty Python-ish, but the science is good enough that hypochondriacs should be shielded from this book at all costs."