Sneak Peek at Strange USA

April 18, 2023

If you’re a fan of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, you’ll find all sorts of interesting facts in the Strange series that’ll keep your trip to the john just as exciting. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this sneak peek of Strange USA below.


God bless the strange USA! The editors of Portable Press sat down with Uncle Sam to collect the most interesting, odd, curious, and compelling facts about the people and places (and food) in this country we call home.

The knowledge you’ll gain here won’t help you on a citizenship test, but you will find answers to the burning questions every patriotic American has surely asked—like who invented the corn dog, which Founding Father was the first to have indoor toilets, and just where Uncle Sam came from, anyway. Of course, not every story is about a famous figure or a well-known spot on the map. There are also plenty of tidbits about the odd, awesome, everyday folks who make up our fellow Americans.

From history to hauntings, from politics to pop culture, and from sea to shining sea, this isn’t like any history book you encountered in school. After reading Strange USA, you’ll have a new appreciation for America the beautiful—and bizarre!

Star-Spangled Groaners

Q. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

A. Pilgrims.

Q. What was the American colonists’ favorite drink?

A. Liber-tea.

Q. What did King George think of the American colonists?

A. He found them revolting.

Q. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

A. At the bottom.

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