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Ripley's is back with another compendium of mind-boggling facts that will delight anyone drawn to the weirder side of life on Earth. Read about the scariest, grossest and funniest stories from around the world, including: EEK! The huge spider that spins webs that are stronger than steel. WOW! The woman who can smash 920 roof tiles every minute - with her bare hands. YUCK! The Japanese crab that grows as much as six metres long. . . . and much, much more. Crammed with incredible photos and fascinating stories, and complete with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 is the perfect Christmas gift for kids who are fascinated by the disgusting, the scary and the peculiar.
The book behind the viral internet sensation of "The ScottishGranny" reading this story to her grandchild. A young boy suddenly notices a big problem - his bum has a huge crack! So he sets off to find a new one. Will he choose an armor-plated bum? A rocket bum? A robot bum? Find out in this silly, quirky tale with hilarious illustrations. Children and parents will love this book - no ifs, ands, orbutts about it! "I can assure you right now that your kids will love this book. They will giggle, they will laugh, and they will want this book to be read over and over again because it is just plain silly and funny ... the perfect kid-combo." Storywraps
Every time a browser autocompletes our search query, it's showing us what millions of other people all over the world are searching for. This curious collection showcases the very best of the often strange yet 100% real autocomplete suggestions offered up by popular search engines, compiling them into one hilarious, fascinating, and mildly disturbing volume. Each page contains one search and its 10 best autocomplete suggestions, including the most and least common, from "Why is Ryan Gosling...eating cereal?" to "If the Earth is round...why are shoes flat?" With easy- to-read spreads and playful black-and-white line art throughout, Autocomplete provides a nearly unfiltered look at what people actually search for when they think no one's watching.
Most of the time, the maths in our everyday lives works quietly behind the scenes. Until someone forgets to carry a '1' and a bridge collapses, a plane drops out of the sky or a building rocks when its resonant frequency matches a gym class leaping to Snap's 1990 hit I've Got The Power. This book is all about what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world. Exploring and explaining a litany of near-misses and mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries and the Roman empire, Matt Parker shows us the bizarre ways maths trips us all up, and what this reveals about its essential place in our world. Mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills', but we would all be better off, he argues, if we saw it as a practical ally. By making maths our friend, we can use it to our advantage and learn from its pitfalls.
You're kind and very funny And you make me laugh a lot You're pretty much just perfect And you're also super-hot! Show your one true love how much they mean to you with the help of Purple Ronnie! Cute cartoons combine with silly and sometimes irreverent poems along with funny one-liners to help you tell that special someone just how awesome they are.
Journey from A-Z, playing 26 rounds of Pointless with family and friends and enjoy facts, banter and musings from Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Inside you'll find hundreds of questions for all the family from TV's most popular quiz show, Pointless. (You will also find thousands of answers, which is very handy.) Taking you on a journey from A to Z you will learn amazing facts, from Agincourt and Andy Warhol to Zinedine Zidane and Zimbabwe, and everything in between. As an added bonus Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, also reveal their exclusive A to Z of behind the scenes gossip and Pointless secrets, all written with their trademark wit, alongside exclusive drawings by Moose Allain. Everyone you know will love this book. Except maybe for that couple you met on holiday, and, be honest, you didn't really like them anyway. I mean, she was alright, but what was up with him?
Every few weeks a politician, pundit or soap star causes a media storm by making a gaffe or tweeting a joke that some people do not find funny. Comedy is very hard to get right and yet we think it's important to have a sense of humour and not take yourself too seriously. On the other hand, a sense of humour failure can lead to losing your friends, your twitter account, your job, your career and, in some cases, your life. James Cary knows about this. He is a sitcom writer who's written jokes about bomb disposal in Afghanistan (Bluestone 42), defended comments about Islam by Ben Elton on Newsnight, been on a panel with radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary, sits on the General Synod of the Church of England and somehow managed to co-write episodes of Miranda. An odd mix, but one that makes him very readable. This entertaining, breezy book, explains how comedy works (with jokes and quotes) and gives much-needed insights into the controversy surrounding humour.
The goddess Lista summons a hero who excels in every area to assist her. He's everything she expected him to be except for one, tiny thing: this anxious hero can't do anything unless he's absolutely sure nothing can go wrong!
What do Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, H. L. Mencken, Oscar Wilde, Robert Benchley, George Bernard Shaw, Jules Feiffer, Bill Hicks, Bill Maher, Phyllis Diller, Edith Piaf, W. C. Fields, Mark Twain, Voltaire, Charles Bukowski, and countless others have in common? Not a thing, other than each was a brilliantly snarky wit and all are included in this compendium of the original snark handbooks. Hear wit, sarcasm, and offhanded comments from: The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition The Snark Handbook: Sex Edition Snark! The Herald Angels Sing The Snark Handbook: Politics and Government Edition The Snark Handbook: Cliches Edition The Snark Handbook: Parenting Edition Isn't that enough!?!? A minor literary success (beloved by both minors and miners), the snark handbooks have cemented their position in the literary world, high atop toilet seats everywhere. Now in one great big edition, this lofty tome promises to fulfill the need to chuckle, guffaw, titter, groan, and belly laugh as readers dip in and out of the great minds in literature, comedy, movies, music, and more. Proceed with caution.
THE PERFECT GIFT for people who value friendship, uncompromising love, dribble, chewed up furniture and miles and miles of walking to go to the toilet. __________________________________ 'The dog is often called a man's best friend. Dogs are reliable, loyal and loving, like all best friends. They also smell like a bobble hat full of corned beef that has been left on a parcel shelf of a locked car for a fortnight during a hot spell. But there are some things you don't mention to a best friend.' __________________________________ 'Once a week, Patsy vacuums up all the dog hair in her house. When she has finished the sofa she will do the carpets, inside the oven, in the powder tray of the washing machine, between the pages of the book she is reading, and behind the wallpaper. 'How did it get there?' laughs Patsy while coughing up a hair-ball.' __________________________________ This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. 'Hilarious' Stylist Other new titles for Autumn 2017: How it Works: The Brother How it Works: The Sister The Ladybird Book of the Ex The Ladybird Book of the Nerd The Ladybird Book of the New You The Ladybird Book of Balls The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In People at Work: The Rock Star Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum How it Works: The Dad The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster How it Works: The Student How it Works: The Cat How it Works: The Dog How it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of Red Tape The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door The Ladybird Book of the Sickie The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder
Anne Taintor's signature vintage ladies are back for another year, bringing sass and hilarity to every week.
Waking in the middle of the night whilst on holiday, Tony Hawks declares an epiphany to his barely conscious partner Fran. Fed up of living in a city where the only contact with his neighbours in three years was a dispute over a boundary fence, his mind has been made up and it's time for a change... of postcode. At the age of 53, Tony is finally ready to renounce his London lifestyle and head for the countryside, and to his enormous surprise, Fran agrees. Once Upon a Time in the West... Country tells the story of how a series of events lead Tony and Fran to uproot their city lives for a rural alternative in deepest Devon. Full of Tony's trademark mixture of humour, hope, adventure and absurdity, this book will chart their journey as they adapt from the relative ease of city life to the vagaries of a village community. But between organic gardening courses, attending village meetings and the impending birth of his first child, Tony still has time for one last adventure, cycling coast to coast with a mini pig called Titch. Full of eclectic characters - including the best neighbour in the world - Once Upon a Time in the West... Country is the heartwarming and hilarious tale of Tony Hawks' new life in the country.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about WICKED WORDS, including how to be very rude ... without anybody knowing, some murky Medieval jokes and what to say if someone calls you mundungus, hackum or Jabbernowl. With a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
It's amazing how many people go to considerable lengths to tell other people wacky things on boards - and often get the message so delightfully wrong doing it. Hundreds of these memorable signs have been spotted, photographed, and sent in by Getaway readers as they journey through these hilarious, poignant, silly, ridiculous and often bewildering signs. Getaway magazine looks back over the twenty-odd years of publishing to bring you this Best of Getaway Funny Signs collection. That isn't to say these funny signs have all been seen before. In recent years travel has become easier and more and more Getaway readers have explored an ever-increasing footprint across the planet, meaning the repertoire of funny signs pictures have grown to include some neverseen- before corkers. What makes a classic funny sign picture? Well, an exotic blend of innovative English grammar, plain and simple innocence and a dash of classic irony. Do the creators of these signs do it on purpose? Well, sometimes they probably do.
A pocket-sized barrel of laughs from the greatest magazine in the world! FHM's jokes - as supplied by readers of the magazine - are seriously funny, and here's a whole little book of them. Let's face it - you can't remember any jokes when you really want to so this book is a perfect, portable, pocketful of fun. FHM Presents...The Little Book of Jokes 2 contains more than a hundred of the best jokes supplied by readers of the best-selling men's magazine in England, FHM. And not just any old tat jokes either, these are the creme de la creme, edited down from the thousands that have been featured in the mag and sent in over the years. This book is the ideal gift, self-purchase or stocking filler for the man who likes jokes - and that's a lot of men!
NEE-NAR, NEE-NAR! Action stations! It's all in a day's work for a dippy Diplodocus who joins theDinoville firefighters - with comic results! Join in with the Dinoville firefighters as they slide down poles, race to the rescue and untangle a Tyrannosaurus rex. Can our determined Diplodocus go from zero to hero? Following on from DINOSAUR POLICE, this is a fabulously funny new picture book by the terrifically talented, bestsellingauthor-illustrator Sarah McIntyre!
101 chance meetings, juxtaposing the famous and the infamous, the artistic and the philistine, the pompous and the comical, the snobbish and the vulgar, told by Britain's funniest writer. Life is made up of humans meeting one another. They speak, or don't speak. They get on, or fall out. They laugh, they cry, are excited, are indifferent. One on One is a chain of 101 extraordinary but true encounters, from Tolstoy rumbling Tchaikovsky in 1876 to George Galloway baiting Michael Barrymore in 2006. The Royal Family giggle at T.S. Eliot, Walter Sickert draws the curtains on the carol-singing Edward Heath, Youssoupoff assassinates Rasputin, Marilyn Monroe commissions Frank Lloyd Wright. Circular in its construction, panoramic in its breadth, One on One is a book like no other. `Brown's glorious book is an original and a complete delight' Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times, Books of the Year
You mustn't go into the Darkwood, children. Not even to get your ball. Leave it. That ball belongs to the Witches and the Beasties, now. Those wicked Witches. Stealing your ball. Magic is forbidden in Myrsina, along with various other abominations, such as girls doing maths. This is bad news for Gretel Mudd, who doesn't perform magic, but does know a lot of maths. When her clever inventions prompt the sinister masked Huntsmen who run the country to accuse her of Witchcraft, she is forced to flee into the neighbouring Darkwood, where all the Witches and Monsters dwell. There, she happens upon Buttercup, a Witch who can't help turning things into gingerbread, Jack Trott, who can make plants grow at will, the White Knight with her band of Dwarves and a talking spider called Trevor. These aren't the terrifying villains she's been warned about all her life. They're actually quite nice. Well... most of them. With the Huntsmen on the warpath, Gretel must act fast to help the Witches save both the Darkwood and her home village, while unravelling the rhetoric and lies that have demonised magical beings for far too long.
Who's afraid of the BIG BAD BOGEY? Every one of you! The Big Bad Bogey is a BADDIE. He's BIG, NASTY and GREEN and doesn't care whose story he ruins. He crashes through Little Red Riding Hood's house, into Goldilock's porridge and even smashes Cinderella's carriage! Can ANYONE stop him? A riotous tale with a hilarious twist by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, with gloriously zingy illustrations by Tom Knight.
There are many areas of life in which you are a master - brilliant, confident, assured. But when it comes to dressing well and comporting yourself with style, what you don't know could fill a book. This is the book. It is an amusing and pleasureable book. It might even yield a quote or two for cocktail parties. It is arranged as simple nuggets of truth, lore, exhortation and caution which respond, talk to and feed off each other. The book does not pretend to comprise the be-all and end-all in matter of sartorial. Rather it offers basic guidelines, rules of the road; some of which may even been broken, so long as you know what your doing. Which you don't. Though you will. The perfect gift for the sartorially- challenged man in your life, even if that man is yourself.
For every cat that hisses and stares at you, there is a happy cat somewhere in the world that would love to receive your attention. A celebration of joyful and jubilant felines, this book is especially crafted for all the cat lovers out there who are desperate to have a puss that loves them back.
Hierdie boek is vir Suid-Afrikaners om weer te lag in hierdie depressiewe tye.
Hierdie stories van die alledaagse lewe het 'n snaakse draai. Dit is meestal gebeure wat self et die skrywer of op of af van die verhoog gebeur het.
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