Boogers and Book Bucks Giveaway!

Dont Eat That Booger!

Don't Eat That Booger!

Do bugs live in your eyelashes?

What does human flesh taste like?

Can you really catch a cold by standing in the rain?

How do astronauts POO in space?

What foods can cure a hangover?

Why is yawning contagious?

Is eating BOOGERS bad for you?

These and many other questions are answered in this 228 page book of useless and GROSS information about your body. Did you know the human skin of an executed criminal was used to bind the book that contained the facts of his crimes, trial and execution? Or, and this one is Maggie’s personal favorite, that 80% of household dust is made of the dead skin cells we shed continually?

Shock your friends with bodily facts. Be the life of the party when you tell of furniture made from human body parts. Surprise your doctor at your next physical with knowledge even he doesn’t know!

Now you can win your very own copy of Why You Shouldn’t Eat Your Boogers and Other Gross or Useless Information About Your Body by Frances Gould.

But WAIT! That’s not all! Not only will you win this fascinating book, but you’ll also get a $10 gift card for Borders! That’s a $13 book and a $10 card, for a total of a prize value of $23!

To enter:

1. Leave a comment here for your official entry. If your name ain’t here, you ain’t in it! (I save the entries here for contact info)

2. Blog it for an extra 5 entries.

3. Each day I will be posting an interesting factoid from the book. Leave a comment on those post for an additional entry.

Contest ends at 11:59 pm on Saturday, August 23rd and the winner will be announced in my Sunday Salon post. 😀 (Winner will be picked using Research Randomizer)



43 Responses

  1. This book sounds disgusting and delightful. I now have some burning questions that need answers. Sign me up for the giveaway!

  2. Oh, sign me up for this one for sure! I would surely impress my 21 year old son and his friends with facts from this book.

  3. oh wow! I grew up with only one brother, and now I live in what I call a “man house”, since I have two sons (no daughters) and a husband. I NEED this book!! hahah. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

  4. What an interesting book. I am sure my teenage nephew and his friends would enjoy it.

  5. This sounds rather interesting, probably won’t read it while eating though!

  6. Gosh, how can I pass this one up! 🙂 Put me in the hat!

  7. Oh, enter me too, please!

    I actually did know the skin cells/dust thing, and I heard somewhere else that the other main component of dust is tiny bits of burned-up asteroids. I have absolutely no idea whether that’s true or not, but I like the idea that when my house gets dirty, it’s actually full of shooting stars.

  8. I also knew about the skin/dust thing, which is just so crazy to me. This definitely sounds like one interesting book! Sign me up!!!

  9. Please enter me, this book sounds extremely entertaining. I also knew that 80% of dust was dead skin – one of my high school friends enlightened me a few years ago, LOL. I could always use more useless information.

    I’ve also posted about the giveaway in my latest giveaway post!

  10. I wanna win this please!! Sweet 🙂

  11. OH man, my kids would LOVE this book!! Sign me up!

  12. I’m all for the gross. Please count me in. (Also, this will be included in my free book contests roundup that should appear in a couple of hours.)

  13. Sounds like fun, count me in! I also put it on my blog:)

  14. What fun this book would be! I have a know-it-all son-in-law I’d like to spring some info on! 😉 Thanks for the chance!

  15. mmm book…
    i sure do love books. and books with factoids…

    love the site.
    thanks for posting.

  16. Who can resist gross factoids? Count me in!

  17. My kids and I would love this one! LOL Thanks for a great giveaway!

  18. This sounds so gross! My nephew would love it! Thanks for the chance!

  19. Enter me, please! That book sounds VERY interesting. lol

  20. Please enter me too! I love to read about weird, gross and strange Thank you!

  21. Enter me, please! This book is so on my TBR list, I can’t wait to read it. 😀

  22. I would love to read this book!

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  23. I blogged your giveaway.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. Please enter me in your giveaway, I’ve blogged about it here

  25. This is definatly a unique book! I would love to be in the drawing and to win some book money!! photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  26. I have a 7 year old. This is a must read!

  27. I really hate to say this, but it’s my husband that would be fascinated by this book, rather than the kids! lol

  28. Count me in, too! Gotta love a book about gross body facts. My nephews will love me. LOL!!

    Thanks! :0)

  29. wow! this books seems really …well handy : ) would definitely like to find out all the information it contains

  30. 🙂 sounds very interesting. Fun.

  31. I posted about your contest HERE. Please enter me in your contest 🙂

  32. I hope I’m picked (in keeping with the whole booger theme), just please don’t roll me up into a little ball and wipe me under the sofa.

  33. Yes – interesting book. Good for the kids (they like gross things!). thank you

  34. Please enter me into this er interesting book contest!

  35. That sounds like a great addition to my bookshelf, just can’t have too many books about boogers. I’ll link up to this on my live journal,

  36. I’d love to win this book and the gift card, too!

  37. What a cool book! My kids would love this one!

  38. This book could prove interesting. Something I’d like to check out. Please enter me, and thanks.

  39. My boys would love this book. Please throw my name in the hat!

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

  40. Better almost too late than never!

  41. Sounds like an interesting book! I don’t read a lot of non-fic, but this one will go on my wishlist. I think my son will get a kick out of it too!!

    Smiles 🙂

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