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  1. Encyclopedia Paranoiaca
    Encyclopedia Paranoiaca
    Encyclopedia Paranoiaca
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  2. Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

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    Price R314.00

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“An amusing and cruelly accurate cultural critique” (The Wall Street Journal), this informative and utterly debilitating compendium explores the many surprising ways you might die a horrible death.

DID YOU KNOW THAT CARROTS CAUSE BLINDNESS AND BANANAS ARE RADIOACTIVE? That too many candlelight dinners can cause cancer? And not only is bottled water a veri­table petri dish of biohazards (so is tap water, by the way) but riding a bicycle might destroy your sex life? In Encyclopedia Paranoiaca, master satirists Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf have assembled an authoritative, disturbingly comprehensive, and utterly debilitating inventory of things poised to harm, maim, or kill you—all of them based on actual research about the perils of everyday life. Thoroughly sourced and conveniently alphabetized for easy reference, this book just might save your life. (But it probably won’t.)

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Encyclopedia Paranoiaca's brilliant cross referencing led me easily from the dangers of aspartame to the dangers of sugar which led to the dangers of exercise which referenced directly to the dangers of air purifiers then warned me of the dangers of air fresheners which in turn told me of the dangers of laser printers. In this world filled with danger Encyclopedia Paranoiaca is indispensable.
In my home state of Maine, if the tourists do not come every summer we know that our economy will collapse and we will starve. We also know that if the toursits do come, we will be miserable because our iconoclastic way of life will destroyed by these strangers who trample our shores.

The only way to reconcile ourselves to this conundrum - and to so many more - is to curl up in front of a wood stove (that is undoubtedly polluting my farmhouse air) on a too warm (global warming induced)December day and read this marvelous compendium of brilliantly cross referenced truths.

Reading the Encyclopedia Parandiaca is also a great way for me to recall my sweet mother who would have believed every single word had she lived. Of course, she didn't, and you might not either unless you memorize this book.
Reading the warning about poisonous arsenic in my brown rice is only one of the ways that THIS BOOK SAVED MY LIFE!!!
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