The History of Farting

Dr. Benjamin Bart

“Treat yourself to a good fart!” is the advice from this English booklet of limericks, facts and folklore on ripping wind. “A philosopher once, named Descartes, was explaining himself to a tart. ‘Since I think—I exist,’ he remarked as he pissed, but what does it mean when I fart?”… “A nefarious Nazi named Goebbels, once loaded his anus with poebbels. The slightest suspicion or hint of sedition, found him farting a broadside at roebels!” Includes an A-to-Z of fart types. GR

Publisher: O'Mara
Paperback: 160 pages

Encyclopedia of the Unexplained

Jenny Randles and Peter Hough

Instead of giving us a few lines on all the anomalous subjects in the heavens and on earth (and appropriated by The X-Files), the authors have attempted to “focus on just a handful of true mysteries of modern science.” And they have tried to do this objectively. Subdivided into eight sections, for your supernatural convenience: “The Supernatural Earth”; “Space Invaders”; “Out of Time?”; “Death by Supernatural Causes?”; “Mind Matters”; “The Spiritual Dimension”; “Strange Beings”; and “The Alien Zoo.”
Jenny Randles of Great Britain, reportedly the most successful writer of books on anomalies, seems to specialize in chatty text and personal anecdotes. This may be the key to her success: Without a high content of cold steely science or crackpot theorizing, her work can be easily consumed by those who file books on UFOs and strange powers next to their copies of the National Enquirer and Soap Opera Digest. This is not to say Encyclopedia is superficial; this is a solid introduction for those seeking to delve into the most well-documented mysterious phenomena. SK

Publisher: O'Mara
Hardback: 256 pages