From the author of the mega-selling Big Secrets comes an even bolder and more entertaining foray into a host of things that many people don't want anyone else to know. Poundstone has discovered Zsa Zsa Gabor's real age, Saddam Hussein's plan to have himself cloned, the secret rituals of the Boy Scouts, Sylvester Stallone's pornographic movie, the ...
From the author of the mega-selling Big Secrets comes an even bolder and more entertaining foray into a host of things that many people don't want anyone else to know. Poundstone has discovered Zsa Zsa Gabor's real age, Saddam Hussein's plan to have himself cloned, the secret rituals of the Boy Scouts, Sylvester Stallone's pornographic movie, the secret stuff the government puts on $100 bills, and more. 10 illustrations.
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Near-Fine in Near-Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Near-fine condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $20.00. Dustcover shows slight wear (NO tear). NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, bright pages. 272 pages. Synopsis From the author of the mega-selling Big Secrets comes the equally entertaining sequel which unveils the truth about all sorts of things you are never supposed to know. The recipe for Mrs. Fields Cookies...What backward messages on records are really trying to tell you...Frank Sinatra's real age...Why you can't counterfeit a lottery ticket...Barbra Streisand's blue movie...The other Boy Scout rituals...Ingmar Bergman's soap commercials...The formula for Play-Doh...and more. Annotation From the author of the bestselling Big Secrets, hereare even more hidden secrets revealed for the first time. From JFK's secret home movies ofhis own death--filmed months before his assassination--and Saddam Hussein's plans to have himself cloned to secret rituals of the Boy Scouts, this is a riotous trove of often startling information that is impossible to put down.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-03-15 Insatiable curiosity--his own and his readers'--powers Poundstone's ( Big Secrets ) pursuit of such carefully concealed data as the ages of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Estee Lauder, queen of the youth preservation business. Equally intriguing are revelations about why magicians use rabbits for hat tricks, and about the contrasts between the classic ``cheap gimmicks'' employed by Houdini and the $25 million spent in 1990 in Las Vegas by the magician team of Siegfried and Roy to make an elephant disappear by means of special effects. Poundstone further unveils secret signs and numbers used to defeat counterfeiters of Treasury bills and lottery tickets, and codes aired by hospitals and airlines to signal doctors, emergencies and flight delays. Illustrations not seen by PW. (May)
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