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Kid’s Book Giveaway—May 2013

May 7, 2013

UPDATE: We have our 3 winners! Amy S., Rbecca S., and Eric S. have been contacted via email.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

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Pop Quiz time!

Do you have horrid memories of pop quizzes from your school days? We’re looking to change that, by awarding prizes just for answering. No ditching class necessary.

So here’s the question (comment below):

Name one thing you’ve learned from an Uncle John’s book.

Tell us something fun. Like that yak milk is pink. Or that the world’s most stolen food is cheese.

You’ll all get an automatic “A” but three random winners will get an “A+” and win our two new kids books: Uncle John’s Infomania Bathroom Reader For Kids Only! and Uncle John’s Smell-O-Scopic Bathroom Reader For Kids Only!.

Must enter by May 10, 2013, midnight PST. Winners will be announced on May 13, 2013. Open to US residents only. Entrants must be 18 years or older.

READY, GO!

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Rebecca Swerock
Rebecca Swerock
May 7, 2013 9:35 am

In public restrooms, the first stall is usually the cleanest! (And, it is true! I’ve paid attention)

Amy Canna
Amy Canna
May 7, 2013 9:38 am

LA has a 24hr. vending machine for marijuana.

Corey Tremere
Corey Tremere
May 7, 2013 9:41 am

The narrowest street in Canada is in BC. Victoria’s Fan Tan Alley. I found out after vacation in Victoria, or would have visited

Steven Trinidad
Steven Trinidad
May 7, 2013 9:44 am

Some of the Horrible mistakes made in Hollywood Movies about History.
The Date on Pearl Harbor
The Legions Breaking Formation in Gladiator
The Terminator getting the type of Car Wrong.

Joi Cardinal
Joi Cardinal
May 7, 2013 9:44 am

“Tymbals” are the membranes on cicadas that make the annoying noise.

amanda jones
amanda jones
May 7, 2013 9:45 am

That cows with names produce more milk than those that aren’t named. Currently reading The World’s Gone Crazy. 🙂

Ryan Castro
Ryan Castro
May 7, 2013 9:48 am

How Kodak film came about, the first woman to institute school lunches in NYC and teach young women how to feed their children. The lady who’s DNA changed how we use medicine, yet she died destitute and alone. How the Presidential debate system works… so many gems!

Michael Passacantando
Michael Passacantando
May 7, 2013 9:53 am

I learned that I can’t use the John with Uncle John being there!! Seriously, I learned that an old Atlanta, Georgia law actually forbids smelly people from riding on public streetcars. I wonder if they inforce that law on modern buses as well??

Michelle Bradway
Michelle Bradway
May 7, 2013 9:57 am

There is no U.S. federal law against owning a flamethrower (but it’s a misdemeanor in California).

Emily Kattawar
Emily Kattawar
May 7, 2013 9:58 am

There is no prune juice in Dr. Pepper! (I almost still can’t believe that it’s true, but if it’s in UJBR, then it must be!) 🙂

Eric Squindo
Eric Squindo
May 7, 2013 10:12 am

Annie Edson Taylor was the first person to survive Niagara Falls in a barrel (I even wrote a song about her after reading the story! Look for it on youtube!)

Seth Meyer
Seth Meyer
May 7, 2013 10:16 am

I learned about female Pirates. Who knew there were so many?

sara
sara
May 7, 2013 10:19 am

Q: What’s a piddlin? A: A baby beluga whale.

Ken
Ken
May 7, 2013 10:42 am

Upper case and lower case letters got their name because the capital letters were larger and heavier and used less on the printing press, they were kept in the “upper case”.
BAM!

BooHag
BooHag
May 7, 2013 10:56 am

Polar Bears are left handed!

Pablo Pereyra
Pablo Pereyra
May 7, 2013 11:48 am

History of Football
History of Chocolate
History of the Miss USA pageant
Meaning of words: (i.e boulevard)
Meaning of vernacular sayings: caught red-handed, bet your bottom dollar
The metric time system post-french revolution
and that the one-millionth US patent was Sweet-n-low.

Pablo Pereyra
Pablo Pereyra
May 7, 2013 11:51 am
Reply to  Pablo Pereyra

I almost forgot!… PALINDROMES. Never Odd Or Even

Eileen
Eileen
May 7, 2013 12:05 pm

Lou Gehrig’s nickname during the 1920’s: “Biscuit Pants.”

Hi Mom!

lendell hilt
lendell hilt
May 7, 2013 12:17 pm

Flu viruses can live up to 48 hours on stainless steel

Kim Gibson
Kim Gibson
May 7, 2013 12:21 pm

Hard hats weren’t invented until 1933!

Amy Sonnichsen
Amy Sonnichsen
May 7, 2013 1:29 pm

There once really was a diet pill that contained live tapeworms!

Jeremy Stephenson
Jeremy Stephenson
May 7, 2013 2:06 pm

anything and everything about the “The Glimi Glider”

Megan
Megan
May 7, 2013 4:55 pm

According to Johns Hopkins university astronomers, the color of the Universe is beige.

Jen
Jen
May 7, 2013 5:03 pm

It takes an hour and a half to cremate an average adult.

Michael C. Falk
May 7, 2013 6:52 pm

A woodpecker’s tongue can be as long as it’s body. 🙂

Debra Mayhew
May 7, 2013 7:14 pm

There was once this guy, Joseph Figlock, walking down the street. He was walking past an apartment building. Then he was knocked unconscious. Turns out, a kid had fallen 14 stories and landed on top of him. Both survived! The next year, he was walking past the same block and he was knocked unconscious AGAIN by another falling kid.

Lorri
Lorri
May 7, 2013 9:33 pm

I have learned (to the dismay of my husband) that there is a whole world of people out there who read in the bathroom.

Kim
Kim
May 8, 2013 8:48 am

I learned that Le Petomane is an act I would pay good money to see today. My son learned some awesome insult jokes that we continue to laugh at months later. 🙂

David
David
May 8, 2013 1:49 pm

I learned that Mark Spitz influenced the Russian men’s swim team to grow mustaches by saying it kept his butt lifted to help him swim faster.

Deb
Deb
May 8, 2013 4:30 pm

That ponies did not deliver letters on the pony express. And that a typical ad preferred orphans as employees.

Teresa Espinoza
Teresa Espinoza
May 8, 2013 11:14 pm

Women are actually pregnant for 10 months not 9.

Kevin English
Kevin English
May 9, 2013 3:51 am

I learned that you can get your parents to pay for a “math degree” and end up making a living by picking up dog poo

Carrie Courter
Carrie Courter
May 9, 2013 4:21 pm

America’s first public park was in Boston and was established in the mid 1600s.

Nat Jen
Nat Jen
May 9, 2013 8:15 pm

the history of the hulahoop

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