Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is a quirky, compulsively readable, and just-plain-fun compendium for the 68 % of Americans who read in the john—and anyone with a wacky sense of humor. Offbeat trivia, riddles, weird-but-true stories. Clueless criminals, like the guy who robbed two gas stations while wearing a court-ordered monitoring device. Strange inventions: electronic underwear that measures your vital signs, calls emergency services if necessary, and is machine-washable! Plus The Bare Facts, Spaced-Out Sports, and gross 18 th-century beverages, such as Cock Ale, a mixture of beer and chicken soup.