The Origin of Feces

The Diagram Prize 2014: The Oddest Book Titles

You may or may not be aware of the Diagram Prize, awarded each year to the book with the oddest title.  Previous winners have included Living With Crazy Buttocks, Bombproof Your Horse, Cooking With Poo, and the inaugural winner back in 1978, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice.


Well, the shortlist for The Diagram Prize 2014 has been drawn up, and it is as follows…


Working Class Cats

Are Trout South African? 


How To Poo On A Date



How To Pray When You Are Pissed At God


The Origin of Feces


Which one of the contenders for The Diagram Prize 2014: The Oddest Book Titles is your favourite?  If you want to vote for your favourite, you can do so by clicking here.


The list of previous winners is:


1978Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice
1979The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution
1980The Joy of Chickens
1981Last Chance at Love – Terminal Romances
1982Population and Other Problems: Family Planning, Housing 1,000 Million, Labour Employment
1983Unsolved Problems of Modern Theory of Lengthwise Rolling
1984The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today
1985Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the Other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts
1986Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality
1987No Award
1988Versailles: The View from Sweden
1989How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
1990Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual
1991No award
1992How to Avoid Huge Ships
1993American Bottom Archaeology
1994Highlights in the History of Concrete
1995Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes
1996Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers
1997The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition
1998Developments in Dairy Cow Breeding: New Opportunities to Widen the Use of Straw
1999Weeds in a Changing World: British Crop Protection Council Symposium Proceedings No. 64
2000Designing High Performance Stiffened Structures
2001Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service
2002Living with Crazy Buttocks
2003The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories
2004Bombproof Your Horse
2005People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It
2006The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification
2007If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs
2008The 2009–2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais
2009Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes
2010Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way
2011Cooking with Poo
2012Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop