Jun 272014

We now know all the teams who have progressed from the group stages. To mark this occasion here are some weird and wonderful titles relating to the countries still in the tournament. Enjoy the knock-out stage!

A football

Football Pallo valmiina-cropped. Christopher Bruno, CC BY-SA 3.0



  • The Brazil boomerang.
  • Morning Goods Industry Profile: Brazil.
  • Darlo – it’s just like watching Brazil!.
  • Summary of space activities in Brazil.
  • Brasil sempre = Brasil forever.
  • The blue Brazilian.
  • Jungle drums : brazilian magazine 4 thinking minds.


  • Mexico today / Sanborn’s Sombrero Club.
  • Mexico and missions.
  • Mexico, where everything costs less!.
  • Mexico’s energy outlook.
  • Adapter kit. Mexico. “A traveler’s tools for living like a local.”
  • Choose Mexico for retirement.
  • Born to shop Mexico.
  • Mexico on … dollars a day.


(See previous blog post)



  • Hail Columbia.
  • The Columbia spy.
  • The Columbian detector.
  • Hungry Horse news and Columbian.


  • Some exotic pottery from Prehistoric Greece.
  • Observations on the nature and treatment of the fevers and bowel complaints which travellers in Greece are exposed to.
  • Law is Greek.
  • The Greek-o-file.


Costa Rica

  • Rum & Reggae’s Costa Rica.
  • Hints to exporters visiting Costa Rica.
  • The Oxcart : quarterly publication of the Society of Costa Rica Collectors.
  • C.R.I.S.I.S. : Costa Rican information services in solidarity.

We couldn’t find any weird and wonderful titles. Maybe you can!



  • France Unquote”.
  • Fighting France Pamphlets.
  • Bathroom market – France.
  • French ice.


  • Fungi of Switzerland.
  • Swiss dent.
  • The young Swiss messenger : the Reichenbach Irregulars’ irregular newsletter.
  • Swissbonding.



  • Argentina, land of decision.
  • Company formation in Argentina : memorandum on the setting up of a corporate organization in Argentina by a United Kingdom registered company, with partiular reference to the most suitable form of organization / by M. & M. Bomchil.


  • Periscoping Nigeria.
  • Global excellence : Nigeria’s hottest celebrity journal.
  • Reflection : reflecting on Nigeria & Africa : mirroring all strata of society : analytical, educational, reflective & entertaining.
  • Nigerian ear and drum.



  • There’s Music in Germany.
  • German day in Texas.
  • Elfmeter : your German football friend.
  • On the loose in Germany.


  • Quagmire, U.S.A.
  • Sad Sack U.S.A.
  • It’s peachtime U.S.A. / compiled and published by the National Peach Council.
  • The American Carbonator.



  • Fast Fit Industry Profile: Belgium.
  • Belgian shiplover.
  • The Belgian hare champion.

We couldn’t find any weird and wonderful titles. Maybe you can!

For more country, World Cup and football titles and other weird and wonderful serials take a look in SUNCAT.

 June 27, 2014  Posted by at 1:40 pm Weird titles Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Jun 232014

This is the first of our 2014 FIFA World Cup-inspired posts. We now know who is going through to the next round from Group B – the Netherlands and Chile. Bad luck to Australia and Spain.
Here are some weird and wonderful Netherlands and Chile titles found in SUNCAT.

  • Holland Pacquet Boat.
  • Euro Holland food.
  • Voices from Holland.
  • Made in Holland.
  • Feature films from Holland.
  • Superb de Jager Holland bulbs.
  • Holland exports. Foodstuffs and stimulants.
  • Letts go to Holland.
  • Express from Holland Being An Account of a Terrible and Bloody Fight.
  • London May 6 1704 Sir Last Night Arrived a Holland Mail.
  • Whitehall, July 16, 1695. This day came in the mail from Holland of Friday last, and brings the following advices.
  • The Dutch Intelligencer, faithfully communicating the most impartiall Intelligence of the States of Holland and Admiral Vantrump; with the Affairs and Designs now on foot, both by Sea and Land, against the Parliament, Army and Commonwealth of England. 1 September-20 October, 1652.
  • The Dutch intelligencer, : faithfully communicating the most impartiall intelligence of the States of Holland.
  • Dutch birding.
  • The Dutch Boy quarterly.
  • “Our” Yankee-Dutch.
  • Chile arises.
  • Chile fragrances.
  • Cheese in Chile.
  • Functional drinks in Chile.
  • Let’s go. Chile.
  • Chile lip make-up.
  • Chilegram : news from Chile : an independent monthly periodical.

Watch out for our next FIFA World Cup-inspired post soon. For more football and World Cup country serials and other weird and wonderful take a look in SUNCAT.
Don’t forget you can also re-live our (Serial) Match of the Day series.

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Jun 132014

Tomorrow (Saturday 14th June) is World Gin Day, which is a global celebration of all things gin. Gin is a spirit which is predominantly flavoured with juniper berries, but may also be infused with other flavours such as cucumber, orange blossom, and oriental spices. There are many different brands of gin and various gin-based cocktails. Please drink responsibly!

Dry Martini

A dry martini.

Here are some gin and cocktail related titles found in SUNCAT.

  • Gilbey’s gin conference : [proceedings].
  • Gin bender poetry review.
  • Gilbey’s Gin international news.
  • Cork Dry Gin Afloat Irish sailing annual.
  • Bathtub gin.
  • Bombay gin.
  • Gin ‘n’ it : Grampian Information news and information technology update.
  • The Gin pole.
  • The cocktail lovers : ingredients for more than just great drinks.
  • International Spirits Challenge.
  • Mixologist.

For more gin and cocktail titles, as well as other weird and wonderful journals, take a look in SUNCAT.

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May 082014

This week (4th to 10th May 2014) is Hedgehog Awareness Week. This is a yearly event organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, aiming to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them. The focus this year is on gardeners and what they can do to help arrest the decline of hedgehogs, such as stopping or reducing the amount of pesticides and poisons used and ensuring there is an easy route out of ponds and pools. Here are some hedgehog-related titles found in SUNCAT.

Photograph of a hedgehog

Photograph taken by Julia Cherkinski, 2005. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/)

  • British Hedgehog Preservation Society newsletter.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog : super interactive annual.
  • The Hedgehog review.
  • Hedgehog Times.
  • Sonic the hedgehog in your face special.
  • Sonic the hedgehog chess set collection.
  • The Busy body, or Men and manners, ed. by Humphrey Hedgehog.

For more hedgehog titles and other weird and wonderful serials take a look at the new and improved SUNCAT.

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Apr 232014

To mark the fact that William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago here are some weird and wonderful titles on Shakespeare.

Cover image taken from First Folio. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies..  Originally published/produced in Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, London, 1623.

First Folio. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies. British Library, 2014.

  • The Upstart crow : a Shakespeare journal.
  • The old-spelling Shakespeare : [his] works in the spelling of the best quarto and folio texts / edited by F. J. Furnivall and W.G. Boswell-Stone.
  • Borrowers and lenders : the journal of Shakespeare and appropriation.
  • The Shakespeare Gazette : A weekly record of proceedings relating to the tercentenary celebration.
  • A groat’s worth of wit : journal of the Open University Shakespeare Society.
  • Ivory leaves : A medium of expression for the new intensive study of Shakespeare.
  • The great cryptogram: Francis Bacon’s cipher in the so called Shakespeare plays / by Ignatius Donnelly. Around the Globe : the magazine of the International Shakespeare Globe Centre.
  • Fair Thoughts and Happy Hours attend on you. A Shakespeare Calendar for the year 1905. [With coloured illustrations and initials.]
  • The Shakespearean almanacke : an occasional paper for the study of astrology in the works of Shakespeare and his contempories.
  • The Shakspere Almanack for 1850. With an essay on the Character of Shakspere. By J. W. Lettsbridge.
  • Shakespeare and Shakespeariana.
  • In Shakespeare’s Playhouse.
  • Shakespeare news from Japan.
  • Flourish : Royal Shakespeare Company newspaper.
  • Getting to know Shakespeare.
  • Touchstone : co-operation and partnership among UK Shakespeare Collections.
  • Shakespeare as spoken : a collation of 5000 acting editions and promptbooks of Shakespeare / by William P. Halstead.
  • Shakespeare and the bonds of service / general editors, Graham Bradshaw and Tom Bishop ; special guest editor, Michael Neill.
  • “The Graphic” Gallery of Shakespeare’s Heroines. The stories of the several plays from which the pictures are taken … by W. E. Henley.

For more Shakespeare titles and other weird and wonderful serials take a look in SUNCAT.

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Mar 182014

Edinburgh is getting ready for the trams, with increased testing now taking place. Passengers are expected on Edinburgh’s trams from the second quarter of 2014. To celebrate the approaching trams here are some weird and wonderful titles with a transport theme.

  • The Whip : A journal devoted to the interests of cabmen, bus and tram drivers, conductors, coachmen, and all connected with the stable.
  • The eye opener. “An organ of facts for tram and bus workers.”
  • Bus fayre.
  • Preserved bus.
  • Evaluation of bus lanes.
  • Deja voodoo train.
  • The empower train.
  • Train of thought / the Federal Railroad Administration.
  • That hellbound train.
  • Bulletin – Toy Train Operating Society.
  • Car styling.
  • Steam car.
  • Coach & bus product selector.
  • Bus & coach preservation monthly.
  • Car exhausts in Italy.
  • Town Car wiring diagrams.
  • The James Bond car collection.
  • Bad car again.
  • The Lazy way to book your car ferries.
  • Radio control car action monster trucks.
  • Croozin’ nooz : modified car & crooz scene magazine.
  • Musclecar power.
  • Octane : fuelling the passion.
  • The Clouds : A journal of the airship & aeroplane enterprise and sport.
  • Micklegate magic ship.
  • Casper space ship.
  • Fathom : surface ship and submarine safety review.
  • Wet motorcycle.
  • Motorcycle mojo magazine.
  • The Aeroplane spotter.
  • Skydancing.
  • Mum’s taxi goes to County Down (and beyond!) : places to go, things to do with your kids in …
  • Super street truck.
  • Light and medium truck.
  • G-Truck Xtra!
  • T ‘N T, truck ‘n trailer.
  • Occupation, professional truck driver.
  • Paper boat magazine.
  • Dragon Boat World.
  • Where to Launch Your Boat.
  • Diary of a narrow boat fit-out.
  • How to buy a new or used power boat without getting burned.
  • Rusty rudder : the official magazine of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc.
  • The Old Sailor’s Jolly-Boat, laden with tales, yarns, scraps, fragments … steered by M. H. Barker. [Edited and largely written by him. With plates by George Cruikshank and Isaac R. Cruikshank.]
  • Young people go afloat!
  • Jane’s surface skimmer systems.

For more transport-themed serials and other weird and wonderful titles take a look in SUNCAT.

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Feb 142014

There has been a lot of water these past few weeks, causing destruction and disruption. Let’s hope that the heavy rain soon abates so that the water levels lower.  In the meantime, here are some flood, water and rain-themed serial titles found in SUNCAT.

  • Directory of flood officials.
  • Flood and Field.
  • Box of rain.
  • Dry rain.
  • Sweet falling rain.
  • Rain-Belt farmer.
  • Through the wind & rain : a Liverpool fanzine.
  • Rainmakers & potstirrers.
  • Rainy day corner.
  • Unscheduled events.
  • Natural hazards.
  • Burning water.
  • Proceedings / International Symposium on Urban Storm Runoff.
  • Water flying.
  • The Water plot.
  • Water on stone.
  • Water wings for success.
  • Snow goer’s water goer.
  • Weeping Water splash.
  • Water in the news.
  • The Shallow water sailor.
  • Water lifting devices.
  • Water scooter business.
  • More water under the bridge.
  • Hot water jet skier magazine.
  • Watershapes.
  • Kingston’s residents and tourists guide with maps to what’s doing in Cornwall, fine or wet with high and low water tide tables.

For more rain, water and flooding titles, as well as other weird and wonderful serials take a look at the new-look SUNCAT.

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Jan 312014

Today we are celebrating the Chinese New Year, with 2014 being the Year of the Horse. The SUNCAT team wishes you all a great year ahead. Take a look at some of the Chinese and horse-themed weird and wonderful titles found in SUNCAT.

  • Chinese seed.
  • The Taipei Chinese pen.
  • Chinese snuff-bottles.
  • The Chinese cooperator.
  • The Chinese Love Pavilion.
  • Welsh Chinese news.
  • Chinese impressive manners.
  • We Chinese in America.
  • Chinese Markets for Fatty Alcohol.
  • Captain Piddings Chinese Olio and Tea Talk.
  • Emergency horse.
  • Horse feathers.
  • Horse laffs.
  • Crazy horse.
  • Spotted horse.
  • All horse.
  • Horse tales.
  • Horse & rider magazine’s Horse action.
  • Heavy horse world.
  • Crazy Horse spirit.
  • Horse collar makers’ journal.
  • Poor old tired horse.
  • Horse power Ireland.
  • The scoop : walking horse paper.
  • Voice of the Tennessee walking horse.
  • Horse, of course! For people who like horses.
  • Broad grins, or, Fun for the new year.
  • Wok talk.
  • Flavor & fortune.
  • Guo shi tong xun = Chinese chef news.
  • Finding Chinese food in Los Angeles : a guide to Chinese regional cuisines.

For more Chinese New Year-themed serials and other weird and wonderful titles take a look in SUNCAT.

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Jan 132014

It’s the start of a new year and what better way to have fun and get fit than dancing! This choice of topic for our weird and wonderful series is also inspired by the recent Strictly Come Dancing series which was aired in the last few months of 2013. So take a look at these weird and wonderful dance titles, get some music on and get moving!

  • Dancing in the dark.
  • Strictly come dancing ultimate dance off.
  • Old time dancing.
  • Dancing in Kent.
  • The Ever dancing muse.
  • Who’s Who in Dancing, 1932 [etc.].
  • Scottish country dancing euronews.
  • Sets in order : the magazine of square dancing.
  • Dancing with the Bear : An Entrepreneur Goes East.
  • Dancing over the hill : the forum for adult students of dance and their instructors.
  • Steppin’ out : an insider’s guide to ballroom dancing in B.C.
  • Ballroom and band : the journal of better dancing to better music.
  • Rattle up my little boys : a quarterly publication for those with an interest in sword dancing.
  • American Morris newsletter : the only publication in North America devoted solely to English Morris and Sword dancing.
  • Analyses of old time championship dances / Analysed by the Old Time Advisory Committee of the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing.
  • Best pad news.
  • Hoofers anonymous.
  • Killer diller.
  • “Round dancer” magazine.
  • 5678 country : the dance magazine for country & line dance.
  • Extent : the magazine for folk campers.
  • Set & turn single.
  • Dance scrapbooks.
  • Dance crazy.
  • The dance current.
  • Dance & Bingo News.
  • Final crisis aftermath. Dance.
  • Ghost dance.
  • Coyote’s dance.
  • Let’s square dance.
  • Dance around the bay.
  • Discover Belly Dance Journal.
  • Dance with Shadows.
  • Folk dance problem solver.
  • Sacred Dance Guild journal.
  • Dance spirit’s inmotion.
  • Middle Eastern dance video sourcebook.
  • Dance of the radio men.
  • The barn dance opera country music journal.
  • Square and round dance records in print.
  • Cherokee examiner : an international ghost dance publication.
  • What’s afoot? : the newsletter of the National Resource Centre for Dance.
  • The show-me doin’s : official publication of Missouri Federation of Square & Round Dance Clubs, Inc.

For more dance-inspired serials and other weird and wonderful titles take a look in SUNCAT.

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Dec 182013

The SUNCAT team wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. Thanks to everyone who has contributed and used SUNCAT throughout 2013, and hope you have a great 2014 using the new SUNCAT interface. Here are some weird and wonderful Christmas titles to round off the year with!

Photograph taken from the Mound, Edinburgh at night with a view of Edinburgh's Winter Wonderland

Christmas in Edinburgh, 2013.

  • Country woman Christmas.
  • Bugs Bunny’s Christmas funnies.
  • The Eyes of Christmas.
  • “Trotter” Christmas Annual.
  • Quilt world Christmas annual.
  • Revelry Christmas 1954.
  • Christmas Pie. 1 no.
  • You complete Christmas.
  • Sesame Street Parents christmas.
  • Country accents Christmas cookies.
  • Grown-up’s Christmas annual.
  • Christmas tree lookout.
  • Report on Christmas tree research 1999.
  • Last-minute Christmas: dazzle your holidays!
  • Christmas from the heart : home for the holidays.
  • Our dogs Christmas annual.
  • Toby Ticklem’s Yorkshire annual of comical reading, for everybody’s Christmas.
  • Crochet fantasy’s Christmas special.
  • Roberts’s Christmas Annual for 1870. A most seasonable dish, prepared and served up by the author of “Mr. Smith’s Intended,” etc.
  • Limbs & needles.
  • Nundinæ Literariæ. Fugitive Papers. Christmas Eve; Christmas; Easter; Whitsuntide; Harvest Time; and the Morris Dancers.
  • Waiting in joyful hope : daily reflections for Advent and Christmas.
  • Everybody’s Christmas Annual. [for 1877.] Hell upon Earth [by N. Forsith]; or, the Bard and the Demon. A romaunt of the times. Illustrated by R. Prowse, Junr.
  • Spar from the high flat : a Christmas annual for the Dales / [edited by Robert Dixon].
  • Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.
  • 1825. Blossoms at Christmas and first flowers of the new year. A tocken to remember a friend for 1825.

Have a look in SUNCAT during 2014 for more interesting titles!

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