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A bear not being able to run downhill Bears Can't Run Downhill
and 200 Other Dubious Pub Facts Explained

"Fascinating" – the Mail on Sunday.
"This should settle a few pub arguments once and for all" – the Daily Star.  

Ever wondered whether a swan can break a man's arm? Or fretted about Marilyn Monroe having six toes? Are you still troubled as to whether Bob Holness played the sax on "Baker Street"?

If so, you've probably spent far too much time in the pub, conversing with a mate on the wrong end of four pints of lager. We've all heard them: half-baked theories, spurious rumours and barely believable "pub facts". Maybe you've even tried to palm a few off yourself, telling complete strangers that NASA invented the DustBuster, and how there's only one cash machine in the whole of Albania...

To separate the fact from the fiction and the believable from the bogus, Bears Can't Run Downhill stumbles to the rescue! Written in a style as entertaining as it is enlightening, the book debunks and explains 201 common claims and popular misconceptions. It's the ideal stocking filler for the quiz fanatic, the trivia buff and the man in the pub – or his wife or girlfriend who wants to get the upper hand once and for all. Here is the definitive reference book, all you will ever need (until the sequel at least), of well-known "facts", whether true or apocryphal.

Want to see what it's like? View some sample pages (in PDF format, 71 kB)
Want an idea of the weird and wonderful stuff it covers? View the index (in PDF format, 87 kB)

Someone pondering a bear not being able to run downhill

Bears Can't Run Downhill is available from all half-decent bookshops and numerous online retailers, many of whom will charge less than the RRP. If your local bookshop doesn't stock it, please pester them until they do!