publication date: Monday, August 26, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)

category: Literature

clue: Here's a little-known factoid: Your mother's brother can't count to eight, even when he takes a long time in the bathroom.

explanation: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader was a best-selling annual collection of trivia and jokes, though it skipped the eighth edition numerically. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, and Mike Rothstein

trivia: This goo was created for the "Bathroom Break" theme. When Scott realized that the other four goos were all people who had suffered misfortune in bathrooms, he decided to make it an even five and replaced Uncle John with Reeva Steenkamp. Scott added the last sentence fragment in the clue ("even when he takes a long time in the bathroom") when publishing this as a bonus goo, as there was no overt tie back to the bathroom theme.

Summer 2013 Bonus Goos: The game's not over yet! We may have crowned the summer's winner already, but there's still a week and a half until the fall season begins. Enjoy these bonus goos that have no bearing on the score.

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