Hippo Eats Dwarf

Hippo Eats Dwarf

The following news story apparently first appeared in the Las Vegas Sun: 'A circus dwarf, nicknamed Od, died recently when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus waiting to appear in the next act.

Author: Alex Boese

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330521307

Category: True Crime

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The following news story apparently first appeared in the Las Vegas Sun: 'A circus dwarf, nicknamed Od, died recently when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus waiting to appear in the next act. More than 1,000 spectators continued to applaud wildly until they realized the tragic mistake.' And yet, of course, Od never existed; which doesn't stop the story appearing every few years as a news item, set in fictional circuses from Manchester to Thailand and Sydney. The hippo-eats-dwarf story is a) bizarre, b) almost certainly fake and c) masquerading as real, which describes a disturbing amount of what we hear and read about in magazines and on the web. Scientific investigator Alex Boese, who has for ten years run the web's biggest myth-busting website www.museumofhoaxes.com, has collected together a wonderfully entertaining anthology of the best urban myths of recent years, from bonsai kittens reared in jars to keep them small to male lactation, and confirms or de-bunks them once and for all. So did Burger King really release a left-handed Whopper, with all of the condiments rotated through 180 degrees? Is dehydrated water available to buy online? Or are they just hippo-eats-dwarf urban myths?
Categories: True Crime

Hippo Eats Dwarf

Hippo Eats Dwarf

Haunted kitchen appliances auctioned on eBay! Cell phones implanted in teeth! Human-flavored tofu makes a tasty snack! Or is this all just b.s.' These stories and many more have actually circulated through our culture in recent times.

Author: Alex Boese

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ISBN: 1437979416

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Huge mutant cats roam the land! Haunted kitchen appliances auctioned on eBay! Cell phones implanted in teeth! Human-flavored tofu makes a tasty snack! Or is this all just b.s.? These stories and many more have actually circulated through our culture in recent times. Don't be a victim of today's Misinformation Age! Read this amusing and essential "field guide to navigating modern (un)reality -- from birth to death to eBay and beyond. Author Alex Boese holds a master's degree in the history of science and is recognized as a hoaxpert by CNN and the New York Times, among others. He is the creator and curator of www.museumofhoaxes.com. Illustrations.
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Elephants on Acid

Elephants on Acid

Offers an odyssey into the world of bizarre, outrageous, and provocative scientific experiments that seek to determine what happens to an elephant that is given a dose of LSD, would the average dog summon help in an emergency, and can life ...

Author: Alex Boese

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435285697

Category: Reference

Page: 290

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Offers an odyssey into the world of bizarre, outrageous, and provocative scientific experiments that seek to determine what happens to an elephant that is given a dose of LSD, would the average dog summon help in an emergency, and can life really be resto
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Electrified Sheep

Electrified Sheep

Watch as scientists attempt to blow up the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy - and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.

Author: Alex Boese

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780752227962

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment and founding father of the USA. But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use artificial respiration to revive an electric shock victim. Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked. Welcome to some of the most weird and wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of science. Packed full of eccentric characters, irrational obsessions and extreme experiments, Electrified Sheep is the follow-up to the bestselling Elephants on Acid. Watch as scientists attempt to blow up the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy - and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.
Categories: Science

Psychedelic Apes

Psychedelic Apes

What if the dinosaurs died in a nuclear war? What if Jesus Christ was actually a mushroom? In Psychedelic Apes, bestselling author Alex Boese delves into the curious scientific subculture of weird theories.

Author: Alex Boese

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509860500

Category: Science

Page: 320

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Elephant's on Acid comes a collection of the wackiest theories from science and history. What if we’re living inside a black hole? What if we’ve already found extraterrestrial life? What if the dinosaurs died in a nuclear war? What if Jesus Christ was actually a mushroom? In Psychedelic Apes, bestselling author Alex Boese will delve into the curious scientific subculture of weird theories. Thoroughly bizarre and contrary to the established norm, these ideas are often vehemently rejected by the intellectual community. From the creation of the universe to the evolution of humans, the birth of civilization right through to our more recent past, Psychedelic Apes explores some of the craziest ideas from science and history and shows that, sometimes, even the weirdest theories may be proved true . . .
Categories: Science

Elephants on Acid

Elephants on Acid

"Boese's kooky look at history's most outlandish, provocative and downright ridiculous scientific endeavours (zombie kittens anyone?) will keep you smiling.

Author: Alex Boese

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 9781743291870

Category: Science

Page: 304

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"Boese's kooky look at history's most outlandish, provocative and downright ridiculous scientific endeavours (zombie kittens anyone?) will keep you smiling." Sunday Herald "Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology" Simon Singh Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help, if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere has conducted a scientific experiment to find out... If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? Discover the secret of how to sleep on planes Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi?
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Electrified Sheep

Electrified Sheep

Chronicles eccentric scientific experiments that have been performed throughout history, including an attempt to set off nuclear explosions on the Moon and Benjamin Franklin's mouth-to-beak resuscitation on an electric-shocked chicken.

Author: Alex Boese

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250007534

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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Chronicles eccentric scientific experiments that have been performed throughout history, including an attempt to set off nuclear explosions on the Moon and Benjamin Franklin's mouth-to-beak resuscitation on an electric-shocked chicken.
Categories: Humor

Media and Criminal Justice

Media and Criminal Justice

Postgame police projectile kills an Emerson student: O'Toole accepts ... Hippo eats dwarf: A field guide to hoaxes and other B.S. New York: Basic Books.

Author: Dennis J. Stevens

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763755311

Category: Law

Page: 380

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Media and Criminal Justice: The CSI Effect illustrates how media coverage and television programs inform the public’s perception of criminal justice. The CSI Effect can be characterized as the phenomenon whereby fiction is mistaken for reality and the assumption that all criminal cases can be solved through the employment of hi-tech forensic science such as crime scene investigation and DNA testing as depcited on television crime shows. This text provides broad, balanced, and comprehensive coverage of timely events in CSI, prosecutors, and wrongful convictions. The author explores some common misconceptions and helps readers towards a critical analysis of the information they see in the media and entertainment.
Categories: Law

Encyclopedia of Media and Communication

Encyclopedia of Media and Communication

Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S. New York: Harcourt, 2006. Carpenter, William B. Principles of Mental Physiology.

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442695535

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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The first comprehensive encyclopedia for the growing fields of media and communication studies, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication is an essential resource for beginners and seasoned academics alike. Contributions from over fifty experts and practitioners provide an accessible introduction to these disciplines' most important concepts, figures, and schools of thought – from Jean Baudrillard to Tim Berners Lee, and podcasting to Peircean semiotics. Detailed and up-to-date, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication synthesizes a wide array of works and perspectives on the making of meaning. The appendix includes timelines covering the whole historical record for each medium, from either antiquity or their inception to the present day. Each entry also features a bibliography linking readers to relevant resources for further reading. The most coherent treatment yet of these fields, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication promises to be the standard reference text for the next generation of media and communication students and scholars.
Categories: Social Science

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens

Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S. Buckley, James, Jr. Scholastic Book of Firsts: More Than 1000 of the Coolest, Biggest, ...

Author: Pam Spencer Holley

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838935774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Collects ten years of the "Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults" and "Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers" lists, organized by both author and theme.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Kings of Stings

Kings of Stings

Boese, A, Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and other B.S., Harcourt, Orlando, FL, 2006. Booth, JB, 'Master'and Men, Pink 'un Yesterdays, ...

Author: James Morton

Publisher: Victory Books

ISBN: 9780522858594

Category: True Crime

Page: 408

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Do you want to...Help distribute money to the poor and be given a fee to do so? Share in Al Qaeda's hidden gold? Help a young girl orphaned in the tsunami? In their highly entertaining and often shocking new book James Morton and Susanna Lobez follow up their bestselling Gangland Australia by delving into the world of Australian con artists such as Mario Condello, Helen Demidenko, Christopher Skase, Brenton Jarrett, Peter Foster, Lola Montez and Fairlie Arrow. Here are highly talented men and women and their tricks: changing paper into banknotes, selling other people's property, faking deaths, and forging paintings; promising miracle cures and impersonating aristocracy, preachers, military gents, lawyers and doctors. In fact, whatever it takes to separate the unwary from their money. Read about the scams and think twice about that offer that seems almost too good to be true.
Categories: True Crime

A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication

A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication

Hippo eats dwarf: A field guide to hoaxes and other B.S. Orlando: Harcourt. Bogart, L. (1980a). Television news as entertainment. In P. H. Tannenbaum (Ed.), ...

Author: Richard Jackson Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135850388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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In this fifth edition of A Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication, author Richard Jackson Harris continues his examination of how our experiences with media affect the way we acquire knowledge about the world, and how this knowledge influences our attitudes and behavior. Presenting theories from psychology and communication along with reviews of the corresponding research, this text covers a wide variety of media and media issues, ranging from the commonly discussed topics – sex, violence, advertising – to lesser-studied topics, such as values, sports, and entertainment education. The fifth and fully updated edition offers: highly accessible and engaging writing contemporary references to all types of media familiar to students substantial discussion of theories and research, including interpretations of original research studies a balanced approach to covering the breadth and depth of the subject discussion of work from both psychology and media disciplines. The text is appropriate for Media Effects, Media & Society, and Psychology of Mass Media coursework, as it examines the effects of mass media on human cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors through empirical social science research; teaches students how to examine and evaluate mediated messages; and includes mass communication research, theory and analysis.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rock n Roll Myths

Rock  n  Roll Myths

Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and other BS. New York: Mariner Books, 2006. Bowie, Angela, with Patrick Carr. Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild ...

Author: Gary Graff

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760342305

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Explores over sixty years of myths and legends surrounding rock music's top artists, revealing whether "The Wall" syncs up with "The Wizard of Oz" and if Brian Jones' death was really an accident, among other rock lore.
Categories: Music

Elephants on Acid

Elephants on Acid

Also by Alex Boese THE MUSEUM OF HOAXES HIPPO EATS DWARF A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S. First published in Great Britain 2008 by Boxtree First ...

Author: Alex Boese

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780752226866

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help, if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere has conducted a scientific experiment to find out... 'Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology' Simon Singh If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? Discover the secret of how to sleep on planes Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi?
Categories: Science

Dennis Littrell s Funniest Most Satirical and Just Plain Meanest Reviews

Dennis Littrell s Funniest  Most Satirical  and Just Plain Meanest  Reviews

This is one very funny book, although I can't take much of the credit for that.

Author: Dennis Littrell

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ISBN: 1470142287

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Page: 178

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This is one very funny book, although I can't take much of the credit for that. You see, most of the outrageous, foot-stomping, belly-laugh provoking and just plain very funny one-liners and other flights of hilarity are the comedic work of the authors of the books I review. Here are a few examples:Patrick M.Carlisle as Henry E. Panky recalling his nine weeks at Brown University: "Even utter strangers naturally sense my Ivy League roots." from "Unfair and Unbalanced..."Here's a question from a mock SAT test (from "The BSAT Official Study Guide"):1. The psychotic seven-year-old subjected hispuppy to repeated acts of -----.A) HamletB) braveryC) sadismD) coprolaliaE) Congress"Ken [Barbie's boyfriend] doesn't like to talk about how his long-term relationship with Barbie ended. Some people say Barbie had a number of unresolved 'issues' because Ken isn't anatomically correct." From "Being a Dad"From "Bald as I Wanna Be":Here's Tony visiting his middle aged dad in Florida:"'Dad, what's the purpose of all this string?'He said, 'You never know...''You never know what? When a yo-yo tournament is coming to town?...'"And now a bit of wacky weirdness:David Icke, "who is accused of being anti-Semitic, but is really anti-lizard sincerely believes that the New World Order is controlled by the likes of George W. Bush, the Queen Mother, Al Gore, Kris Kristofferson, etc., who are 12-foot lizards that have cross-bred with humans." From "Them: Adventures with Extremists"From "Esquire Presents":"'What It Feels Like to Have an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.' This guy, 'Craig Strobeck, 24, actor' has to take two and a half hour showers. He runs out of hot water but doesn't stop. He has to clean every inch of his body about a thousand times. Sometimes he has to get back in the shower because one area just doesn't feel clean enough."From "Hippo Eats Dwarf":"The New 'Honor System' Virus." You get an email that reads: 'This virus works on the honor system. Please forward this message to everyone you know, then delete all the files on your hard drive. Thank you for your cooperation.'"Here are the titles of some of the books reviewed, just to give you an idea of how much fun I had reading these books and writing these reviews:"How to Be Invisible: A Step by Step Guide to Protecting Your Assets, Your Identity, and Your Life""Invasion of the Bible Thumpers""Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.""Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor after Your Third Martini"
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

He is similarly cirEat This Book : A Year of cumspect in addressing her intimate
rela Gluttony and Glory on the ... ( Apr. 5 ) fair pie - eating contests , competitive
eating is now a global challenge involving national Hippo Eats Dwarf : pride ...

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Zero Day Rising

Zero Day Rising

Melody, the lead singer and guitarist of Elf Eats Elephant, had prepared by ... Elf Eats Elephant was an actual, albeit tongue-in-cheek, Dwarf Eats Hippo ...

Author: T.C. Weber

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 9781947071407

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In Zero-Day Rising, the third book of the BetterWorld trilogy, Kiyoko is tired of hiding and grieving, and has decided to strike back. In the first volume of the critically acclaimed BetterWorld cyberpunk trilogy, Kiyoko's older sister Waylee and their hacktivist friends exposed a conspiracy between MediaCorp and U.S. President Rand to control the flow of information and run the world on behalf of a cabal of billionaires. In volume two, Waylee faced life imprisonment, while Kiyoko and her friends were hunted by a team of ruthless mercenaries. In Zero-Day Rising, Kiyoko resolves to free her sister and bring down President Rand and MediaCorp. However, MediaCorp unleashes its ultimate plan: direct mind control with cerebral implants. Can Kiyoko and Waylee's team stop them? Can they penetrate MediaCorp's networks and end the company's grip over humanity? All while eluding the biggest manhunt in history, in a country where everyone and everything is under surveillance?
Categories: Fiction

Cowgirls Cockroaches and Celebrity Lingerie

Cowgirls  Cockroaches and Celebrity Lingerie

Hoaxpert ' Alex Boese has authored two books , The Museum of Hoaxes ( Dutton
, 2002 ) and Hippo Eats Dwarf : A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B . S . (
Harcourt , 2006 ) . 116 THE TITANIC MUSEUM 208 Main Street , Indian Orchard
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Author: Michelle Lovric

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ISBN: IND:30000122428976

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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Museums may have a reputation for being boring, dusty and outdated but Michelle Lovric's new books crushes that stereotype and shows the fascinating, fun and sometimes frightening collections that are housed in the museums of today. There are museums devoted to Jell-O, liars, peanuts and the Dakota Dinosaur. From the Salem Witch Museum to Marvin's Marvellous Mechanical Museum, via the House of Terror, take a tour of the worlds most unusual collections.
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Book Review Index

Book Review Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015066121404

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Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.
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Lives of the Saints

Lives of the Saints

What good is intelligence in the face of such declarations as HIPPO EATS
CIRCUS DWARF where there is no possible reply except " Wow ! ' ' ? What
bothers me about Lansberg is his good qualities . In an enterprise like ours ,
sleaziness and ...

Author: David R. Slavitt

Publisher: Atheneum Books

ISBN: UOM:39015015317939

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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The narrator, a down-and-out journalist in Florida, investigates a mass-murder case that paradoxically helps him come to terms with his wife's death
Categories: Fiction