1. List: Colin Steele's quirky titles
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    Colin Steele has written a blog for The Canberra Times since July 2008. He finishes each blog entry with a quirky title. See http://www.canberratimes.com.au/blogs/colin-steele/


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  1. Little-known sisters of well-known men / by Sarah Gertrude Pomeroy
    Pomeroy, Sarah Gertrude, 1882-
    [ Book, Microform : 1912-1976 ]
    Read online at Hathi Trust
    View online
    At 4 libraries
  2. Web page: Misogyny over the week-end
    http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/651681
    Web page
    Note

    2011-01-19 09:29:38.0

    Ronald McNair Scott, 1931

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  3. Truncheons : their romance and reality / by Erland Fenn Clark
    Clark, Erland Fenn
    [ Book : 1935 ]
    At 3 libraries
  4. Enjoy your gerbils / Earl Schneider, editor
    Earl Schneider 1922-
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    Enjoy your gerbils / Earl Schneider, editor
  5. Optical chick sexing : a complete treatise on the new art of sex recognition in baby chicks by the use of an optical instrument / [by James E. Hartley and Ronald Hook]
    Hartley, James E
    [ Book : 1954 ]
    At State Library of NSW
  6. Web page: An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language
    http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/498779834
    Web page
  7. What to say when you talk to yourself / Shad Helmstetter
    Helmstetter, Shad
    [ Book : 1986-1992 ]
    At 2 libraries
    What to say when you talk to yourself / Shad Helmstetter
  8. Irish swordsmen of France / by Richard Hayes ; with a foreword by Rev. Patrick Browne
    Hayes, Richard
    [ Book : 1934 ]
    At 7 libraries
  9. The social history of the machine gun / John Ellis
    Ellis, John, 1945-
    [ Book : 1975-1993 ]
    At 36 libraries
    The social history of the machine gun / John Ellis
  10. Acne : the 'at your fingertips' guide / Tim Mitchell and Alison Dudley
    Mitchell, Tim (Timothy John Fitzmaurice)
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 4 libraries
    Acne : the 'at your fingertips' guide / Tim Mitchell and Alison Dudley
  11. Locomotive boiler explosions / Christian H. Hewison
    Hewison, C. H
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    At 5 libraries
    Locomotive boiler explosions / Christian H. Hewison
  12. Web page: How to survive snack attacks naturally
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/how-to-survive-snack-attacks-naturally/oclc/4932950
    Web page
  13. Do-it-yourself coffins for pets and people / Dale Power ; text written with & photography by Jeffrey B. Snyder
    Power, Dale
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Do-it-yourself coffins for pets and people / Dale Power ; text written with & photography by Jeffrey B. Snyder
  14. The home-life and economic status of the double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus autitus (Lesson) / by Howard L. Mendall
    Mendall, Howard Lewis
    [ Book : 1936 ]
    At Black Mountain
  15. Who's who in boxers
    Mangrum, Marion Frances Robinson, 1912-
    [ Book : 1950 ]
  16. Web page: A French Letter Writing Guide
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/french-letter-writing-guide-a-tick-tack-supplement/oclc/16544646
    Web page
  17. The second-hand parrot : everything about adoption, housing, feeding, health care, grooming, and socialization / Mattie Sue Athan and Dianalee Deter ; illustrations by Michele Earle-Bridges
    Athan, Mattie Sue
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    The second-hand parrot : everything about adoption, housing, feeding, health care, grooming, and socialization / Mattie Sue Athan and Dianalee Deter ; illustrations by Michele Earle-Bridges
  18. Web page: Hand grenade throwing as a college sport
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/hand-grenade-throwing-as-a-college-sport/oclc/561701229
    Web page
  19. Be bold with bananas
    [ Book : 1900-1984 ]
    At 3 libraries
  20. How to cook husbands
    Worthington, Elizabeth Strong
    [ Book : 1899 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
  21. The history of the concrete roofing tile, its origin and development in Germany / by Charles Dobson ; with technical notes by F. L. Brady
    Dobson, Charles G
    [ Book : 1959 ]
    At 4 libraries
  22. Web page: The Zen of Bowel Movements. A Spiritual Approach to Constipation.
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/zen-of-bowel-movements-a-spiritual-approach-to-constipation/oclc/37556479
    Web page
  23. A sanitary crusade through the East and Australasia : reprinted from "The Building News", September 2nd, 9th & 16th, 1892
    Boyle, Robert
    [ Book : 1892 ]
    View online
    At 5 libraries
    A sanitary crusade through the East and Australasia : reprinted from "The Building News", September 2nd, 9th & 16th, 1892
  24. Carrots love tomatoes : secrets of companion planting for successful gardening / Louise Riotte
    Riotte, Louise
    [ Book : 1975-1998 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 42 libraries
    Carrots love tomatoes : secrets of companion planting for successful gardening / Louise Riotte
  25. Web page: Crotcheting novelty potholders
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/crocheting-novelty-potholders/oclc/16602650
    Web page
  26. Helium in Canada / by R. T. Elworthy
    Canada. Mines Branch
    [ Book : 1926 ]
    At 3 libraries
  27. A letter to the man who killed my dog
    Joseph, Richard, 1910-
    [ Book : 1956 ]
  28. The goldfish of China in the XVIII century / by George Hervey; with a foreword by A.C. Moule
    Hervey, George F. (George Frangopulo)
    [ Book : 1950 ]
    Languages: English;French, [1 other]
    At 3 libraries
  29. Web page: The Fangs of suet pudding
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/fangs-of-suet-pudding-a-novel/oclc/559612709
    Web page
  30. Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400-1600 / Helmut Puff
    Puff, Helmut
    [ Book : 2003 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Sodomy in Reformation Germany and Switzerland, 1400-1600 / Helmut Puff
  31. Care for your kitten
    Mews, Anna
    [ Book : 1986-2004 ]
    At 29 libraries
    Care for your kitten
  32. Web page: Erections on allotments
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/allotment-gardens-for-the-unemployed-guide-to-the-construction-of-erections-on-allotments/oclc/44132267
    Web page
  33. Web page: Klamath Falls, Ore. Winter of 1934, The Great Depression. Catching a `Cannon Ball' On the Fly.'
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/klamath-falls-ore-winter-of-1934-the-great-depression-catching-a-cannon-ball-on-the-fly/oclc/609877623
    Web page
    Note

    2010-08-01 14:44:52.0

    A book by Walter Gibson Brown, Catching a Cannon ball, was found in the national catalogue or the global catalogue. This title is a substitute.

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  34. Memoirs of an amnesiac / Oscar Levant
    Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972
    [ Book : 1965-1989 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 5 libraries
    Memoirs of an amnesiac / Oscar Levant
  35. The Itinerary of a breakfast
    John Harvey Kellogg
    [ Book : 1919 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
  36. Clinical hat pegs for students and graduates / by R.J. Willan
    Willan, R. J
    [ Book : 1951 ]
  37. Teach yourself air navigation / by "Kaspar" [pseud.] late chief ground instructor, A. O. N. S
    Millard, S. R
    [ Book : 1942-1946 ]
  38. The Darjeeling disaster : its bright side; the triumph of the six Lee children / by the Rev. F.W. Warne
    Lee, Ada
    [ Book : 1900-1912 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 2 libraries
  39. Web page: Carnivorous butterflies
    http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29157029
    Web page
  40. Wet scrubbers / Kenneth C. Schifftner, Howard E. Hesketh
    Schifftner, Kenneth C
    [ Book : 1983-1996 ]
    At 9 libraries
    Wet scrubbers / Kenneth C. Schifftner, Howard E. Hesketh
  41. Pernicious pork : or, Astounding revelations of the evil effects of eating swine flesh ... by William T. Hallett. With special introduction
    Hallett, William T. [from old catalog]
    [ Book : 1903 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
  42. Pigs I have known / by Sacha Carnegie ; illustrated by Anne Gordon
    Carnegie, Sacha
    [ Book : 1958 ]
    At 2 libraries
  43. Shag the caribou / [by C. Bernard Rutley ; illustrated by Stuart Tresilian
    Rutley, C. B
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At Deakin Uni Library
  44. Web page: Gun running for fun or profit
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/gunrunning-for-fun-profit/oclc/15487669
    Web page
  45. Web page: Electricity as a cause of cholera
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/electricity-as-a-cause-of-cholera-or-other-epidemics-and-the-relation-of-galvanism-to-the-action-of-remedies/oclc/14849464
    Web page
  46. The world's worst teeth / Foreword by George Schwartz
    Samson, Edward
    [ Book : 1962 ]
    At Hardwick Memorial
  47. The romance of cement
    Edison Portland Cement Company
    [ Book : 1926 ]
  48. The romance of the civil service / by Samuel McKechnie ; with a foreword by Philip Snowden
    McKechnie, Samuel
    [ Book : 1930 ]
    At 4 libraries
  49. Recollections of squatting in Victoria : then called the Port Phillip district, from 1841 to 1851 /
    Curr, Edward M. (Edward Micklethwaite), 1820-1889
    [ Book, Microform : 1883-2001 ]
    Possibly online
    At 75 libraries
    Recollections of squatting in Victoria : then called the Port Phillip district, from 1841 to 1851 /
  50. Web page: Castration - the advantages and disadvantages
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/castration-the-advantages-and-the-disadvantages/oclc/72851628
    Web page
  51. Papers
    Preston, James, 1913-
    [ Photograph : 1983 ]
    At State Library of VIC
    Note

    2010-08-01 13:20:26.0

    Includes: Racing Axemen: A history of competitive wood chopping in Australia

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  52. Knife throwing : a practical guide / by Harry K. McEvoy
    McEvoy, Harry K
    [ Book : 1973 ]
    At 10 libraries
    Knife throwing : a practical guide / by Harry K. McEvoy
  53. Super golf with self-hypnosis / Jack G. Heise
    Heise, Jack G
    [ Book : 1962 ]
    Languages: Undetermined
  54. Squid jigging from small boats / by Mototsugu Hamabe, Chikamasa Hamuro, Michio Ogura
    Hamabe, Mototsugu
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    At 8 libraries
    Squid jigging from small boats / by Mototsugu Hamabe, Chikamasa Hamuro, Michio Ogura
  55. Daddy was an undertaker / illustrated by John V. Graven
    Gassman, McDill McCown
    [ Book : 1952 ]
  56. A compendium of the biographical literature on deceased entomologists / [by] Pamela Gilbert
    Gilbert, Pamela, 1932-
    [ Book : 1977 ]
    At 10 libraries
    A compendium of the biographical literature on deceased entomologists / [by] Pamela Gilbert
  57. Web page: Play with your own marbles
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/play-with-your-own-marbles-and-other-stories/oclc/503909035
    Web page
  58. Web page: The infancy and development of linoleum floor cloth
    http://amazon.com
    Web page
    Note

    2010-07-13 20:23:42.0

    By Frederick Walton. Simpkin. 1925

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  59. Careers in dope
    Waldorf, Dan
    [ Book : 1973 ]
    At 6 libraries
    Careers in dope
  60. Web page: Reusing old graves: a report on popular British attitudes
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/reusing-old-graves-a-report-on-popular-british-attitudes/oclc/34033242
    Web page
  61. Dirty laundry : 100 days in a Zen monastery / Robert Winson, Miriam Sagan ; afterword by Tom Ireland
    Winson, Robert
    [ Book : 1997-1999 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Dirty laundry : 100 days in a Zen monastery / Robert Winson, Miriam Sagan ; afterword by Tom Ireland
  62. Eating baby Jesus / by Enda Wyley
    Wyley, Enda, 1966-
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    At ACT Public Library
    Eating baby Jesus / by Enda Wyley
  63. The urine dance of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico
    Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
  64. Web page: Cooking with God
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/cooking-with-god/oclc/2834973
    Web page
  65. The inheritance of hairy ear rims / by R. Ruggles Gates and P.N. Bhaduri
    Ruggles Gates, R
    [ Book : 1960-1969 ]
    At University of Sydney
  66. The history of the Melton Mowbray pork pie / Trevor Hickman
    Hickman, Trevor
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    The history of the Melton Mowbray pork pie / Trevor Hickman
  67. Web page: Collect fungi on stamps
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/collect-fungi-on-stamps/oclc/41314206
    Web page
  68. The guide to owning a Quaker parrot / Gayle Soucek
    Soucek, Gayle
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At 2 libraries
    The guide to owning a Quaker parrot / Gayle Soucek
  69. Gay Bulgaria. / With photos. by the author
    Johnson, Stowers
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At 3 libraries
  70. Web page: I knew 3,000 lunatics
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/i-knew-3000-lunatics/oclc/504617176
    Web page
  71. Old tractors and the men who love them : how to keep your tractors happy and your family running / Roger Welsch
    Welsch, Roger L
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At 6 libraries
    Old tractors and the men who love them : how to keep your tractors happy and your family running / Roger Welsch
  72. Sexual analysis of Dickens' props
    Brown, Arthur Washburn
    [ Book : 1971 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Sexual analysis of Dickens' props
  73. Web page: Greek rural postmen and their cancellation numbers
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/greek-rural-postmen-and-their-cancellation-numbers/oclc/33045280
    Web page
  74. How to avoid huge ships, or, I never met a ship I liked / by John W. Trimmer
    Trimmer, John W
    [ Book : 1982 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    How to avoid huge ships, or, I never met a ship I liked / by John W. Trimmer
  75. Register of royal and baronial domestic minstrels, 1272-1327 / Constance Bullock-Davies
    Bullock-Davies, Constance
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    At 5 libraries
    Register of royal and baronial domestic minstrels, 1272-1327 / Constance Bullock-Davies
  76. Taking life imprisonment seriously : in national and international law / by Dirk van Zyl Smit
    Van Zyl Smit, Dirk
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 15 libraries
    Taking life imprisonment seriously : in national and international law / by Dirk van Zyl Smit
  77. Fish who answer the telephone : and other studies in experimental biology / by Professor Y. Frolov ; with an introduction by Eleanor Graham
    Frolov, I︠U︡. P. (I︠U︡riĭ Petrovich), 1892-
    [ Book : 1937 ]
    Languages: English;Russian, [1 other]
    At 3 libraries
  78. The do-it-yourself lobotomy : open your mind to greater creative thinking / Tom Monahan
    Monahan, Tom
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    At 6 libraries
    The do-it-yourself lobotomy : open your mind to greater creative thinking / Tom Monahan
  79. Glory remembered : wooden headgear of Alaska sea hunters / Lydia T. Black ; with a reprint of "Aleut hunting headgear and its ornamentation" by S.V. Ivanov, 1930
    Black, Lydia
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At 2 libraries
    Glory remembered : wooden headgear of Alaska sea hunters / Lydia T. Black ; with a reprint of "Aleut hunting headgear and its ornamentation" by S.V. Ivanov, 1930