Monday, March 30, 2009

Oddest Book Title of the Year announced that the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year goes to The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-miligram Containers of Fromage Frais, published by Icon Group International. The online voting for the Prize resulted in just over 5,000 votes, and World Outlook garnered about 32% of those votes since the shortlist was announced on February 20th. Runners-up include Baboon Metaphysics and Curbside Consultation of the Colon, finishing with 22% and 18% of the votes, respectively. The remaining shortlisters include Strip and Knit with Style, The Large Sieve and its Applications, and Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring.

Literary Saloon points out that the joke's on us. Apparently, World Outlook is not a real book but a fake, computer-generated book.

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