And the Oddest Book Title of the Year Is ...
Other contenders included books about chicken sexing, office chairs
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2012 10:21 AM CDT
"Cooking with Poo" has won this year's Diagram prize for oddest book title.   (Facebook page for "Cooking with Poo.")

(Newser) – There were plenty of odd book titles last year, such as Estonian Sock Patterns All Over the World and A Taxonomy of Office Chairs. But the winner of the Diagram prize for strangest book title of the year is Cooking with Poo, reports the Guardian. Actually, Cooking with Poo is not as bizarre as it sounds—the "poo" in this case is Thai for crab, and happens to be the nickname of author Saiyuud Diwong, who runs a very popular Thai cooking program in Bangkok.

Other "best" bad titles included The Great Singapore Penis Panic and Mr. Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge. "Given that this year the three most voted-for works contain the words 'poo,' 'sexer,' and 'penis' in the title, it appears that this year's prize will go down in history as a blue year," said Horace Bent, the keeper of the 34-year-old award.

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Non-deep-thinker
Mar 31, 2012 8:51 AM CDT
Sorry. Not even close. "Care To Make Love In That Gross Little Space Between Cars?" --released by Random House
InferiorToYou
Mar 31, 2012 7:57 AM CDT
1. The Yellow River by I.P. Daily 2. The Numbers Game by Cal Q. Later 3. Under the Bleachers by Seymour Butts 4. Rusty Bed Springs by I.P. Freeley 5. Twenty Yards to the Outhouse by Willie Makit and illustrated by Betty Wont 6. Spots on the Wall by Hugh Flung Poo 7. Falling Off a Cliff by Eileen Dover 8. The Complete Proctologist's Handbook by Ben Dover 9. The Joys of Drinking by Al Coholic 10. My Life with Igor by Frank N. Stein 11. Supporting Athletes by Jacques Strappe 12. Things That Itch by Mike Rotch 13. I Was Prepared by Justin Case 14. Green Spots on the Wall by Picken and Flicken 15. Small Treasures in the Toilet Bowl by I.P. Nickels 16. What Makes a Good Thief by Ian Yerhous 17. Waiting in Line for the Bathroom by Ivana Tinkle 18. Practical proctology by Bea Hind 19. The future of robotics by Cy Borg and Anne Droid 20. What to do if you're in a car accident by Rhea Ender 21. How Things Work by Wyatt Dunne 22. Breathing Lessons by Hal E. Tosis 23. Why Should I Walk? by Iona Carr 24. Deep in Debt by Owen A. Lott 25. The Most and the Least by Maxi & Minnie Mum 26. Taking a Test by B.A. Wiseman 27. The Sun by Sol Ar 28. Pie by Don Cherry 29. Blazing! by Lotta Heat 30. Computer Memory by Meg A. Byte 31. Gotta Go by C. U. Later 32. How to Serve Your Fellow Man by The Cannibals 33. Can't Go There by Hans Off 34. Card Suits by Di A. Mond 35. Checking Your Homework by R.U. Wright 36. The Membership List by Ross Terr 37. Manwich by "Slop" E. Joe 38. The Giant Clock Tower by "Big" Ben 39. All About Flowers by Chris Anthymum 40. Short Shorts by Daisy Duke
Riffran
Mar 31, 2012 2:39 AM CDT
sounds like a "dirty jobs " episode with Mike Roe