Big Secrets, The Uncensored Truth About All Sorts of Stuff by William Poundstone (1983, Paperback)

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Big Secrets
The Uncensored Truth About All Sorts of Stuff You Are Never Supposed to Know
by William Poundstone
Publisher: Quill
Copyright 1983

The Book That Gives the Inside Story on Hundreds of Secrets of American Life --

Are there really secret backward messages in rock music, or is somebody nuts?  We tested suspect albums at a recording studio to find out.  Awesome Revelations, page 200.

What goes on at Freemason initiations?  Here's the whole story, including -- yes! -- the electric carpet.  Unspeakable rites spelled out, page 133.

Colonel Sanders boasted that Kentucky Fried Chicken's eleven herbs and spices "stand on everybody's shelf."  We got a sample of the seasoning mix and sent it to a food chemist for analysis.  Lab results, page 13.

Feverish rumor has it that Walt Disney's body was frozen and now lies in a secret cryonic vault somewhere beneath the Pirates of the Caribbean exhibit at Disneyland.  Certified stranger-than-fiction truth, page 219.

You are not supposed to know about the secret word on a VISA card.  We slashed and mutilated perfectly good credit cards to uncover their secrets.  Confidential findings, page 69.

What bizarre secret ingredients go into Chanel No. 5, Bal a Versailles, and Joy perfumes?  We tracked down some rogue perfumers willing to talk.  Priceless trade secrets, page 87.

Can Rorschach inkblot VII reveal how you really feel about your mother?  The public is not supposed to know what the Rorschach blots look like, but we sneaked a peek.  How to fake a veneer of normalcy, page 118.

Don't bother trying to figure out how Doug Henning, David Copperfield, and Harry Blackstone, Jr., perform their illusions.  Complete explanations and diagrams, nothing left to the imagination, page 143.

Condition: Used. Paperback. No dust cover. Creases on the cover and edge wear.  Pages may be tanning from age.


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