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Wonder at the Six Oddest Book Titles Released in 2012

Every year, the Diagram Prize is awarded for the published book with the oddest title for that year. The shortlist of 2012 finalists for the dubious honor has been announced, and while we have a soft spot for the first serious scholarly study of pencil sharpening technique in recent memory, we can't say enough good things about a guide to preventing goblins from messing with your chicken coop, which represents the far and away most pragmatic entry. Get a look at all six finalists in the gallery below, and find out how to cast your vote for the oddest book title of the year.

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