6 Books Top Odd Title List

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2009 6:01 PM CST
The winner for 2006, "The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification," by Julian Montague and published by Harry N. Abrams.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Every year since 1978, Britain's Bookseller magazine has awarded the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year, the Telegraph reports. The mag's six-title shortlist just came out:

  • Baboon Metaphysics
  • Curbside Consultation of the Colon

  • The Large Sieve and its Applications
  • Strip and Knit with Style
  • Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring
  • The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais
Unfortunately, Monumental Beginnings: Archaeology of the N4 Sligo Inner Relief Road and Sketches of Hull Authors, published before 2008, just missed the cut-off date.
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