Is Superman Circumcised? favourite to win Oddest book title of the year

This year’s Diagram prize also pits Curves for the Mathematically Curious against The Life Cycle of Russian Things and Hats: A Very Unnatural HistoryAn examination of the Jewish origins of the Man of Steel, Is Superman Circumcised?, is vying with an up-to-date look at camel milk and related camel goods, Handbook of Research on Health and Environmental Benefits of Camel Products, for the dubious honour of the oddest book title of the year.The prize was dreamed up in 1978 by the co-founders of The Diagram Group, to pass the time at the annual Frankfurt book fair. The inaugural award went to Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice, with winners in subsequent years ranging from Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers, to How to Avoid Huge Ships. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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And the Oddest Book Title of the Year goes to . . .

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