The Book of Lists, The Canadian Edition

Paperback $22.00

Knopf Canada | Nov 08, 2005 | 528 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780676977202

  • Paperback$22.00

    Knopf Canada | Nov 08, 2005 | 528 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780676977202

Table Of Contents

PEOPLE
Ages of 30 People Had They Lived to 2006
11 Men Who Cried in Public
If 36 Famous Men Were Known by Their Mothers’ Maiden Names
9 People with Extra Limbs and Digits
10 Famous Noses
10 Meetings Between Famous People and People Not Yet Famous
Charlotte Gray’s 10 Women Who Liven Up Canadian History
10 Disparaging Sobriquets
12 Famous People Who Were Expelled from School
10 People with the Most Square Miles of the Earth’s Surface Named after Them
8 Unnamed Women of the Bible
8 Fake “De”s
Jan Wong’s 10 Favourite Dinner Guests of All Time
6 People Whose Names Were Changed by Accident
6 Almost Indestructible People
6 People Who Came Second in History
Vicki Gabereau’s 10 Favourite People to Interview
10 Things Douglas Coupland Figured Out about Terry Fox While Doing a Book about Him

MOVIES AND TELEVISION
15 Actors and Actresses Who Turned Down Great Roles
Norman Jewison’s 10 Most Important Films
15 Film Scenes Left on the Cutting-Room Floor
17 Canadian Musicians and the Movies They’ve Been In
Stephen King’s 6 Scariest Scenes Ever Captured on Film
8 Memorable Lines Erroneously Attributed to Film Stars
12 Movie Stars (and 1 News Anchor) and How They Were Discovered
Chris Turner’s 10 Best Canadian References on The Simpsons
Anthony Bourdain’s 10 Grittiest, Most Uncompromising Crime Films
15 Hollywood Movies about the Mounties
Ron Mann’s 10 Favourite Documentaries
11 Movies That Were Part of History

THE ARTS
15 Art Riots
4 Days in the Life of John Lennon
8 Rare Abilities of Glenn Gould
10 Composers Who Died in Unusual Circumstances
Stirring Opening Lines of 11 National Anthems
Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs
Where 14 Canadian Bands Got Their Names
11 People Who Hated Portraits of Themselves
8 Valuable Art Works Found Unexpectedly (and 1 Canadian Controversy)
Dizzy Gillespie’s 10 Greatest Jazz Musicians
Top 10 Prices Paid for Canadian Paintings at Auction in 2004
Johnny Cash’s 10 Greatest Country Songs of All Time
6 Canadian Concerts Where the Fans Went Wild
23 Early Names of Famous Bands
Dr. Demento’s 8 Worst Song Titles of All Time
6 Canadian Music Producers of Note

FOOD AND HEALTH
5 Body Parts Named after Italians
10 Mammoth Cheeses
12 Hair Tips for Men from National Home Monthly, 1938
9 Foods Invented by Canadians
12 Famous Insomniacs
Julia Child’s 10 Favourite Cookbooks (Besides Her Own)
10 Notable Events That Happened under the Influence of Alcohol
10 Tasty Dishes Featured in the Pages of Maclean’s Magazine, 1940
8 Great Sausage Events
5 Really Unusual Medical Conditions
5-Year Survival Rates for 25 Types of Cancer
10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints
9 Body Parts You Didn’t Know Had Names

ANIMALS
The Cat Came Back: 9 Cats Who Travelled Long Distances to Return Home
10 Animals That Have Eaten Humans
13 Fascinating Facts about Beavers
11 Examples of Unusual Animal Mating Habits
15 Children Who May Have Lived with Wild Animals
The Day of Extinction for 8 Birds
7 Animal Species Extinct in Canada
Maximum Recorded Lifespan of 58 Animals
8 Extinct Animals That Are No Longer Extinct
8 “Vice-Regal” Pets Buried on the Grounds of Rideau Hall
12 Large Animals Discovered by Western Science since 1900
4 of the Most Oft-Sighted Lake and Sea Monsters in Canada
10 Most Intelligent Breeds of Dog
10 Least Intelligent Breeds of Dog
Misty MacDuffee’s Top 5 Dos and Don’ts When Encountering a Bear in the Wild
Average Erect Penis Lengths for 10 Species

WORK AND MONEY
9 Unusual Canadian Industrial Disputes
17 Names of Early Canadian Trade Unions
5 Bitter Canadian Family Feuds
12 Librarians Who Became Famous in Other Fields
25 Jobs for Coal Miners and What They Were Paid, 1920
15 Famous People Who Worked in Bed
13 Famous People Who Went Bankrupt
5 Canadians Who Lost a Fortune
The Clockwatcher’s 8 Reasons to Raid the Office Supply Closet
6 Strikes and Lockouts That Lasted a Really Long Time
7 Big CBC Management Blunders

SEX, LOVE AND MARRIAGE
16 Memorable Kisses
4 Canadian Politicians Who Rushed to the Altar
8 Celebrity Couples Married Three Weeks or Less
First Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent Canadians
6 Positions for Sexual Intercourse—in Order of Popularity
Romantic Musings of 4 Canadian Prime Ministers
8 Unlikely Couples
6 Incestuous Couples of the Bible
How 14 Famous People Met Their Mates
Members of Society: Preserved Sex Organs of 4 Famous Men

CRIME
10 American Underworld Nicknames
5 Canadian Mob Hits (and 1 Message Sent)
Stephen Reid’s 10 Toughest Prisons in North America
4 Notorious Canadian “Kidnappings”
11 Cases of Animals and Insects Brought before the Law
8 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots
Witticisms of 9 Condemned Criminals
11 Unusual Lawsuits
11 Low Points in Canadian Law
10 Unusual Stolen Objects
10 Stupid Thieves and 2 Dishonourable Mentions

POLITICS AND WORLD AFFAIRS
11 Canadian Flag Flaps (Plus One Non-Event)
14 Deposed Dictators . . . after the Fall
5 Canadian Governments That Fell from Grace (Big Time)
What 11 U.S. Presidents Said about Canada
11 Commanders Killed by Their Own Troops
“Is It Something I Said?” John Duffy’s 10 Election-Losing Zingers
7 Highs and Lows in Canadian Federal Election History
The 10 Men Who Conquered the Most Area
Aislin’s 10 Favourite Faces for Political Cartoons
9 Ordinary Men Who Played King
11 Possible Alternative Gunmen in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
What 13 Assassination Victims Had Planned for the Rest of the Day
10 Little-Known Facts about R.B. Bennett
10 Secret Armies of the CIA
Margaret MacMillan’s 12 Favourite 20th-Century Diplomatic Incidents

PLACES
Dave Phillips’s 14 Most Unbelievable Canadian Weather Events of All Time
10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with the Letter “B”
Yann Martel’s 15 Shipwreck Survival Tips
28 Failed Names for Canada
5 Expeditions in the Canadian North That Ended Badly
The 15 Least Populous Independent Nations
8 Secret or Abandoned Tunnels in Canada
8 Canadian Castles
11 Vancouver Street Names Derived from the Works of Sir Walter Scott
13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden
Becky Mason’s 12 Favourite Rivers to Canoe
“Rosie” Rowbotham’s 8 Favourite Sources for Hashish
7 Controversial Canadian Place Names
The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Will Ferguson’s 15 Favourite Canadian Roadside Attractions
14 Streets in Saskatoon Named after Governors General
Mike Myers’s 10 Best Things to Do in Toronto
19 Possible Explorers of America before Columbus
12 Museums of Limited Appeal
15 Things Miriam Toews Likes Just Fine about Winnipeg

LITERATURE
17 Beginnings to Canadian Novels
Ann-Marie MacDonald’s 5 Formative Fictional Characters
12 Poets and How They Earned a Living
Margaret Atwood’s 10 Annoying Things to Say to Writers
8 Unlikely How-To Books
30 Curious Histories and Esoteric Studies from the Library of The People’s Almanac
David Young’s 5 Essential Cold-Lit Classics
The Original Titles of 20 Famous Books
Michael Ondaatje’s 12 20th-Century Classics in Translation
Michael Ondaatje’s 12 20th-Century Classics in English
12 Recent Cases of Attempted Book Banning in Canada
Michele Landsberg’s 14 Favourite Children’s Books
12 Bad Reviews of Famous Works
Elmore Leonard’s 11 Favourite Novels
14 Memorable Sex Scenes in Canadian Literature
10 Last Lines of Canadian Novels

WORDS
33 Names of Things You Never Knew Had Names
35 Inuktitut Words for Snow
17 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong People
13 Sayings of Woody Allen
17 Pairs of Contradictory Proverbs
Katherine Barber’s 11 Favourite Regionalisms within Canada
So to Speak — The Truth about 16 Common Sayings
28 Words Rarely Used in Their Positive Form
Russ Germain’s 10 Controversies in Spoken Canadian English
13 Untranslatable Words
Jane Farrow’s 14 Favourite Wanted Words
7 Adjectives in Which All the Vowels Appear in Alphabetical Order
5 Remarkable Messages in Bottles
21 Aboriginal Languages Spoken by 50 or Fewer People

SPORTS
11 Olympic Controversies
4 Canadian Sports Riots
Al Strachan’s 8 Goals That Changed Hockey
10 Feats of Strength by Louis Cyr
11 Great Names in Canadian Football
Kurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History
8 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams
25 Theses about Winter Sports
Stephen Brunt’s Top 10 Canadian Boxers of All Time
7 Non-Boxers Who Took On the Champions
20 Old-Time Hockey Nicknames
12 Canadian Sports Heroes Who Became Politicians

DEATH
16 Cases of People Killed by God
10 Strange Deaths
5 Daredevils Who Died Going Over Niagara Falls, and 1 Strange Twist of Fate
9 People Who Died Laughing
13 Timely Deaths
Preserving Our Heritage — 10 Stuffed or Embalmed People
Remains to Be Seen — 12 Preserved Body Parts
13 Bad Endings in Canadian Business, Politics and Sports
10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own Obituaries
Last Words of 12 Famous Canadians

MISCELLANEOUS
14 Prodigious Savants
12 of the Strangest Things Found in the Toronto Transit Commission’s Lost and Found Office
9 Disturbing Trends in the Canadian Environment
9 Amazing Attic Events
15 “Remarkable Occurrences” of 1885
15 Things That Fell from the Sky
9 Unusual Disasters
8 Real Barenaked Ladies in Canadian History
Philip Pullman’s 10 Best Tools, Plus 1 More
13 Bad Predictions
12 Venerable Trees of Canada
10 Funguses That Changed History
13 Famous Events That Happened in the Bathtub
Dave Eggers’s 4 Best Places to Put Things Into
12 Last Facts

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