Diagram Unusual Book Award is awarded for the most ridiculous title of the work.
Diagram Prize is awarded every year since 1978 (ceremony not held only twice - in 1987 and 1991).Author of the book with the ironic title relies attention from fans of strange books and prize Diagram, and a bottle of champagne.According to members of the jury, the books themselves, they usually do not read to be an unbiased opinion on their name.Although it is difficult to believe that someone could keep from reading the works called "The Big Book of Lesbian horse stories", "Reuse of graves" and "Weeds in a Changing World."
offer you to get acquainted with the finalists and winners of this year's last years ...
1. Cooking with poop (Cooking with Poo).In fact, Poo - common Thai name, it was the name of the cook, the recipes of which are presented in the book.The editors did not consider that it is written and it sounds just like the English word "turd".Thais are not seldom admit such a mistake, having the name Poo on English language signs.For example, in Phuket has a restaurant called Poo Coast See, which literally translates as "Obgazhennoe Coast";
2. Century peskocherpaniya in Bristol Bay.Volume Two (A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two);
3. Estonian patterns on his socks all over the world (Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World);
4. Great penile panic in Singapore and the future of American mass hysteria (The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of American Mass Hysteria);
5. Pennine blog Mr. Ando: memories chicken sexologist from Japan visited Hebden Bridge in 1935 (Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge);
6. Taxonomy of office chairs (A Taxonomy of Office Chairs);
7. Mushroom in Christian art (The Mushroom in Christian Art).
winners of previous years
2010: Managed Dental Clinic: A method of Genghis Khan (Managing a Dental Practice: the Genghis Khan Way)
2009: Knitting adventures with the hyperbolic planes (Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes)
2008: The Outlook 60-milligrammovyh packaging for cottage cheese for 2009-2014 (The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais)
2007: If you want to get close, start with the feet (If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs)
2006: The Lost Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to the identification in the field (The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification)
2005: People who do not know that they died: theyattached to those who suspects nothing, and what to do (People Who Do not Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It) - a book about the souls of the dead dwell in living people.
2004: Make your horse bomboustoychivoy (Bombproof Your Horse) - the author tells how to train horses so that they at all times remained docile and obedient.
2003: The Big Book of Lesbian horse stories (The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories) - a collection of romantic novels.
2002: The Life of a crazy buttocks (Living With Crazy Buttocks) - a collection of essays about how women perceive their own body.
2001: Service manslaughter Butterworth (Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service) - the book is devoted to corporate responsibility for fatal accidents.
2000 High performance rigid structures (High Performance Stiffened Structures) - dedicated to the work of rigidity in design engineering.
1999: Weeds in a Changing World (Weeds in a Changing World)
1998: Improvements in breeding cows: new possibilities of using straw (Development in Dairy Cow Breeding and Management: and New Opportunities to Widen the Uses of Stra)
1997: The Joy of Sex: pocket version (The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition)
1996: The Greek rural postmen and number of stamps (Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers)
1995: Reuse of graves (Reusing Old Graves)
1994: significant moment in the history of concrete (Highlights in the History of Concrete)
1993: The Archaeology of American backsides (American Bottom Archaeology) - Report on archaeological research in the area of the Mississippi River.
1992: How to shy away from large vessels (How to Avoid Huge Ships) - aid for the captains of yachts safety on shipping lines.
1991: The award is not presented.
1990: Guidelines for Safe lesbian sadomasochism (Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual)
1989: How to take a crap in the woods: the forgotten art from an environmental perspective (How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art) - a book aboutthe importance of disposing of human waste.
1988 Versailles: The View from Sweden (Versailles: The View From Sweden) - investigation of the influence of the French Baroque with a modern Swedish design.
1987: The award is not presented.
1986 Oral sadism and vegetarian (Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality)
1985, the natural increase of the bust to a maximum of: increase the level of intelligence by 90%, to increase the breast (Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the Other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts) - a book about how to start to think positively to increased breast itself.
1984: The Book of marmalade: origin, history and role in the modern world (The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History and Its Role in the World Today)
1983 Theory of longitudinal rolling (The Theory of Lengthwise Rolling) -monograph on the rolling technique of metalworking.
1982 population and other problems (Population and Other Problems) - the study of the demographic situation in China.
1981: Last chance for love: romantic suicide (Last Chance at Love: Terminal Romances) - a book on how to build relationships, while in hospice.
1980 Chicken Joy (The Joy of Chickens) - the book is devoted to describing breeds of chickens.
1979 Mom as an entrepreneur: career management in a brothel (The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution) - a book about how to build a career as a prostitute.
1978: Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude (Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice) - Research to conduct tests on hairless laboratory mice.
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