6 Books Top Odd Title List

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2009 6:01 PM CST
6 Books Top Odd Title List
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)

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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