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MrPin

Smallest books in the world

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OK, I know it's not really serious, but here are some I would like in my limited space library!

1) The Bumper book of German Jokes

2) French military victories

3) 100 Famous Belgians

4) Compendium of Chinese original ideas

5) More than 2 English seduction techniques

6) American gourmet meals

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4 hours ago, eight said:

When I was little we had a tiny bible that could only be read through a built in magnifying lens.

Life was dull in the 80's.

I used to have some of those Bibles. I tried to read them with my magnifying glass in the garden in Summer.

They kept bursting into flames for some reason. A Divine sign, I think.

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Littlewood once asked whether someone could write a good mathematics doctoral thesis in one line? His answer was "yes", and he gave an example.

14 hours ago, MrPin said:

6) American gourmet meals

Robert Robinson used to say that "the national dish of America is the menu" - i.e. they're great at describing really disappointing food.

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24 minutes ago, spunko2010 said:

7. The Cultural Guide to Australia

8. Policing and the law (South Africa edition)

9. Why Do The Greeks Work So Hard? An analysis. 

 

Have I got the hang of this? :S

I think you have. It was a sort of basic racial stereotyping, which seems to be guaranteed to be true, but not actually aimed at a particular person. I like the thought that Australians have no culture whatsoever, despite having a famous opera house, and the only singers they ever got was Dame Nelly Melba and Kiri Takanawa, who is from New Zealand where there is only sheep and Rugby. Also my Greek mate "Tony the Bubble" is a great roofer, and builder, and he seems to work hard in Sussex, unlike other Greeks who had far too much time for philosophy and boys' bottoms, which I believe is also renowned as a passtime of the English.

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6 hours ago, unregistered_guest said:

Courage - by Gordon 'bottler' Brown

Oops - sorry. He did actually write a book called "Courage".

It includes a biography of Aung San Suu Kyi.

I was amazed when somebody bought me that Gordon Brown book as a birthday present because they actually thought that I would like it.

After a respectable time in the bookcase as they might have come round and asked if I'd read it yet it went into the bin unopened.

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