Book Reviews

Did the Titanic Really Sink? The Olympic Switch Theory Debunked

April 27, 2018 // 1 Comment

In the early hours of April 15th, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic, owned by the White Star Line, collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. At the time, some believed the ship to be “practically unsinkable” because of her system of watertight compartments, of which four could be flooded and the ship would still remain afloat. However, the iceberg tore a series of holes along the side of the hull, flooding six compartments, which sealed the [...]

Did the Titanic Really Sink? The Olympic Switch Theory

April 23, 2018 // 2 Comments

In the early hours of April 15th, the British passenger liner RMS Titanic, owned by the White Star Line, collided with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. At the time, some believed the ship to be “practically unsinkable” because of her system of watertight compartments, of which four could be flooded and the ship would still remain afloat. However, the iceberg tore a series of holes along the side of the hull, flooding six compartments, which sealed the [...]

#186 – The Anarchists Cook Book

November 5, 2017 // 2 Comments

The Anarchist Cookbook, first published in 1971, is a book that contains instructions for the manufacture of explosives, rudimentary telecommunications phreaking devices, and related weapons, as well as instructions for home manufacturing of illicit drugs, including LSD. It was written by William Powell at the apex of the counterculture era in order to protest against United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In this episode, the Nerds talk about the instructions the book contains and many [...]

Uri Geller’s Mind-Power Kit – Myles Reviews

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uri Geller is an Israeli illusionist,magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic. He is known for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other illusions. In his Mind-Power Kit he claims to to share with the reader the secrets of his extraordinary powers. The kit also contains a crystal that Uri was personally empowered and a tape with [...]

The Anarchists Cook Book – Chapter One: Drugs – Myles Reviews

September 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

When I was growing up, I remember hearing stories of a book that contained information so dangerous and controversial that to own a copy, even an electronic one, could get you in trouble with the authorities. This was because the book contained a set of instructions on how to, amongst other things, construct explosive devices and synthesise illegal narcotics. This infamous book, which has now sold more than 2 million copies, has been linked to countless acts of violence around the world [...]

The Anarchists Cook Book Review – Chapter One: Drugs

September 14, 2017 // 4 Comments

When I was growing up, I remember hearing stories of a book that contained information so dangerous and controversial that to own a copy, even an electronic one, could get you in trouble with the authorities. This was because the book contained a set of instructions on how to, amongst other things, construct explosive devices and synthesise illegal narcotics. This infamous book, which has now sold more than 2 million copies, has been linked to countless acts of violence around the world [...]

A Review of Dr. Judy Wood’s Book “Where Did The Towers Go?” – Holes & Where Did The Buildings Go?

March 22, 2017 // 7 Comments

It has been well over a year since I sat down and tried to wrap my head around another chapter of Dr Judy Wood’s copyright infringing magnum opus ‘Where did The Towers Go’. In all of the chapters I have covered so far some effort was made to make her theory on how the towers collapsed convincing, which cannot be said for chapters 9 ‘Where Did The Buildings Go?’ and chapter 10 ‘Holes’. Virtually everything said in this section of the book can be debunked with a few Google searches [...]

A Review of Dr. Judy Wood’s Book “Where Did The Towers Go?” – Where Did The Buildings Go?

February 4, 2017 // 30 Comments

It has been well over a year since I sat down and tried to wrap my head around another chapter of Dr Judy Wood’s copyright infringing magnum opus ‘Where did The Towers Go’. In the past, I have written about her misinterpretation of the seismic data collected by Columbia University, how her disrobing ray beam makes no sense and that “dustification” is not a thing. The chapters I have covered so far have been interesting, if not a little inappropriate, like when she found it [...]

Anti-GMO Book for Children – Myles Reviews

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dewi and the Seeds of Doom is the perfect book for indoctrinating your children into an anti-GMO conspiracy whilst at the same time promoting a bit of welsh pride. At first glance, this book is a little on the boring side, but when you step back and think about what the author, Maggie Lyons, is trying to convey, who the caricatures represent, and what action she is actually promoting, it becomes something very different. The book is essentially the views of one woman on the GMO industry and [...]

Anti-GMO Book for Children

January 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

Dewi and the Seeds of Doom is the perfect book for indoctrinating your children into an anti-GMO conspiracy whilst at the same time promoting a bit of welsh pride. Last year I wrote a blog post heavily criticising what I consider to be one of the vilest books ever conceived. Stephanie Messenger’s ‘Melanie’s Marvelous Measles’ is a book aimed towards young children that attempts to convince them that vaccines are ineffective and, rather worryingly, to actively try and contract measles. [...]

The Waters of Life – Myles Reviews

November 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

A few months ago when I was visiting the walled city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, I came across a treasure trove of quackery. I had stumbled across a bookshop that happened to have the finest selection of woo I had ever seen. One of the books from this store I talked about previously was Cosmic Cleaning which is an instruction guide for cleaning the “nine opens of the body”. A lot of these techniques for cleaning your various openings involved either dousing yourself in generous [...]

Taking the Piss – A Review of The Waters of Life

November 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

A few months ago when I was visiting the walled city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, I came across a treasure trove of quackery. I had stumbled across a bookshop that happened to have the finest selection of woo I had ever seen – resulting in me spending literally every baht I had. Luckily for me, the guy who I was travelling with was able to lend me some money so I could make it back to the hotel with all my spoils. One of the books from this store I talked about previously was [...]

Cosmic Cleansing – Myles Reviews

October 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cosmic Cleansing is is a set of instructions and techniques that will “cleanse the nine opens of the body giving you health, vitality, and longevity” which is exactly what it sounds like. What makes it even worse is that there are multiple photographs of one of the authors Mantak Chia throughout the book preforming the techniques recommended which leave nothing to the imagination. The book heavily promotes several popular alternative treatments including the rather dangers procedure of ear [...]

Cosmic Cleansing Is So Very Gross!

October 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

The best advice I can give to anyone who sees the man on the front cover of this book in real life is to not let him give you a hug!!! A few months ago I found myself in the walled city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand and despite having a cast-iron stomach, for the first time in my life I came down with food poisoning. I am not going to lie I was feeling sorry for myself and although I wanted nothing more than to stay in my hotel room and mope I decided to pick myself up and explore the city [...]

Melanie’s Marvellous Measles – Myles Reviews

May 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

A parasitic industry has developed parallel to the ever growing anti-vaccine movement, willing to sell them products that both feed and escalate their fears. Perhaps one of the more vile and upsetting products for sale is ‘Melanie’s Marvellous Measles’. A book that is, in my opinion, disgusting as it is marketed towards children and promotes the idea that vaccinations are ineffective and that children should actively try to contract measles. The Most Horrific Children’s Book Ever [...]