Uncle John's Bathroom Reader The World's Gone Crazy

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Good information: It’s no longer you--the international particularly goes loopy! And Uncle John is simply sane sufficient to steer you thru all of it during this whirlwind travel of all issues unusual and bizarre. convinced, unswerving Throne Room readers, those 432 all-new pages of natural loopy will surprise and confound you...and make your part cut up open from guffawing. (Uncle John takes no felony duties for break up sides.) So fan the flames of your egg-beater, strap in your tin-foil hat, and plunge on into...

The mystery executive plot to poison Earth’s skies
Animal-human hybrids and what position they’ll have in society
“Sexy discovering Nemo” and different beside the point Halloween costumes
A cow that eats chook, healing snake massages, and killer kangaroos
The girl who married the Eiffel Tower, and the fellow who hugs and kisses his car
Enjoying the world’s craziest festivals--where you could consume fried lamb testicles, trip on a boat in the course of the wasteland, or pierce your dermis with a bicycle
Jackasses who copied Jackass and infrequently lived to inform approximately it
How to inform in case you have Exploding Head Syndrome
Decoding the Mayan Prophecy
Clergy long past wild

And a lot, a lot more!

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Here’s a glance at one of many craziest tax-avoidance schemes in U. S. historical past. It’s nonetheless criminal and nonetheless in frequent use. PAPER path no longer many folks learned it on the time, yet by means of the early Nineties it had turn into a standard perform in lots of American enterprises for the corporate to touch the property of any worker who died and request a duplicate of the dying certificates. It made no distinction if the dying was once paintings comparable or no longer. The deceased didn’t also have to be a present employee—so what if they’d hand over years previous, after just a couple of weeks at the task? the corporate sought after a duplicate of the loss of life certificates simply an analogous. Few businesses stricken to give an explanation for why they wanted the demise certificate, and contemplating what they have been as much as, it’s no ask yourself they saved it a mystery. no longer many bereaved households had the presence of brain to invite; these few households who realized what was once occurring often discovered accidentally. in relation to a banker named Dan Johnson, who died of mind melanoma in 2008, that twist of fate got here whilst a letter addressed to Amegy financial institution, his former organisation, was once broken whereas being taken care of on the publish workplace. Johnson’s identify used to be indexed at the letter, and the put up place of work mistakenly forwarded it to his widow. The letter contained a fee for almost $1. 6 million. however it was once payable to Amegy financial institution, to not Johnson’s heirs. The payment used to be only one installment in a $4. 7 million existence insurance plans that Johnson’s former supplier had taken out on him—the corporation was once benefiting from his loss of life. JANITOR coverage for many years it's been universal for firms huge and small to take out “key-person” existence policies on corporation presidents and different invaluable staff who're tough to interchange. Dan Johnson used to be hardly ever necessary: The financial institution proved that once it demoted after which fired him after he bought unwell. by way of then, it was once too overdue for him to shop for his personal assurance. however it wasn’t too overdue for Amegy financial institution: through pooling him with forty different executives, the financial institution used to be in a position to take out a multimillion-dollar coverage on him after he’d been clinically determined with terminal melanoma. * * * now not Lonely is a web courting web site in particular for individuals with a background of psychological disorder. * * * In years earlier, it should now not have even been attainable for Amegy to take out a coverage on Johnson as the financial institution had no “insurable curiosity” in him: It didn’t stand to lose a lot if he died. yet due to years of extensive lobbying by way of insurance firms, all that started to switch within the past due Eighties. in lots of states, laws have been loosened to permit businesses to take out guidelines on any worker, regardless of how lowly or unimportant, frequently with no their wisdom or consent. Such regulations grew to become identified contained in the assurance as “janitor assurance” or “dead peasant coverage. ” demise AND (NO) TAXES lifeless peasant regulations had much to supply: The check stability grew, tax-free, until eventually the insured occasion died, and the after-death payout to the corporate used to be additionally tax-free, simply as though it had long past to a widow or an orphan.

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