HERE'S A LIST OF THE WORLD'S SHORTEST BOOKS:
"Things I Wouldn't Do for Money" by Dennis Rodman
Human Rights Advances in China
The Differences Between Reality and Dilbert
"The Book of Virtue" by Bill Clinton
"My Plan to Find the Real Killers" by O.J. Simpson
"Strom Thurmond: Intelligent Quotes"
Al Gore: The Wild Years
Amelia Earhart's Guide to the Pacific Ocean
America's Most Popular Lawyers
Career Opportunities for History Majors
Detroit - A Travel Guide
Different Ways to Spell "Bob"
Dr. Kevorkian's Collection of Motivational Speeches
Ethiopian Tips on World Dominance
Everything Men Know About Women
Everything Women Know About Men
George Foreman's Big Book of Baby Names
"How to Sustain a Musical Career" by Art Garfunkel
One Hundred and One Spotted Owl Recipes by the EPA
Staple Your Way to Success
The Amish Phone Book
The Engineer's Guide to Fashion
A Charlotte, N.C., man, having purchased a case of rare, very expensive cigars, insured them against ... get this. . . fire. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of fabulous cigars, and having yet to make a single premium payment on the policy, the man filed a claim against the insurance company. In this claim, the man stated that he had lost the cigars in a "series of small fires." The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason that the man had consumed the cigars in a normal fashion. The man sued... and won! In delivering his ruling, the judge stated that since the man held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable, and also guaranteed that it would insure the cigars against fire, without defining what it considered to be 'unacceptable fire', it was obligated to compensate the insured for his loss. Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the judge's ruling and paid the man $15,000 for the rare cigars he lost in 'the fires'. After the man cashed his check, however, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of arson! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used as evidence against him, the man was convicted of intentionally burning the rare cigars and sentenced to 24 consecutive one-year terms.