Monday, May 28, 2007

world paper cut

A while ago I was reading about the magnificent Reader's Digest World Atlas at AceJet 170.
And the comments were intriguing:
As a small boy in the mid 1970s I got a really deep paper cut on my thumb from my parents' copy of that atlas.

It was page 31.

Posted by: David Atkinson | 01 May 2007 at 11:13 AM

Funnily enough there's a blood stain on page 31 of this copy!

Posted by: Richard | 01 May 2007 at 11:16 AM

I've just called my parents: they've still got their copy.

It would seem I'm not the only victim of this treacherous tome. It lures you in with its seductive information graphics on 'Whale And Eel Migrations' and the like, then bam! Dario Argento all over the Dralon.

Bleeders Digest, more like.

Posted by: David Atkinson | 01 May 2007 at 11:59 AM

Yesterday I finally checked my copy to see what was happening on the dreaded Page 31:

The Great Australian Bight?

(This seems to be an Australian edition. Page 31 may not be so inherently vicious elsewhere)


Anonymous said...

Heh, love it!


boynton said...

Cheers, Saint.
There's something about Adelaide...

I was disappointed that Victoria/Melb on Page 30 missed out on the honours by a narrow margin (well - 1 inch to 79 miles or something)

Ann ODyne said...

Page 32
would not have cut anyone.

boynton said...

Hmmmm....Page 32 = FNQ.

And being the flip side, I guess it would bear some of the blame?