In Thailand, Saiyuud Diwong’s book “Cooking with Poo” is the frontrunner for “Strangest Book Title,” although for her, the title makes perfect sense. The word “poo” means “crab” in Thai, and also happens to be the nickname of the chef.

A number of other books are shortlisted for the accolade, including Aino Praakli’s “Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World” and the interesting and slightly creepy title “The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of American Mass Hysteria” by Scott D. Mendelson.

Other popular “weird” titles include “Mr. Andoh’s Pennine Diary Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bride,” which chronicles the story of Koichi Andoh. Andoh traveled from Japan to Yorkshire to train people how to sex one-day-old chicks.

But you can’t leave out “A Taxonomy of Office Chairs,” which sounds like the most boring book in the world, and the oddly focused “The Mushroom in Christian Art and a Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two,” which is made more odd by the fact that it’s the second book in a series.

Apparently, the number of books worthy of the distinction of “Strangest Title” was increased from six to seven due to how many strong contenders came forth.

“Never has the debate raged so fiercely as to which books should be put forward for the shortlist,” said Horace Bent, custodian of the seemingly coveted prize.

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