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[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Just got ran over by the nostalgia truck. Damn. That was cool feeling. I think the castle one was my favorite.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

I think I had the "Human Body" one and a couple others. Cool books.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Oh I think I had the explorers one but it was an Spanish version, although maybe it was a copycat or something can't remember the details.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Confirmo que había unas versiones en español, no creo que fuesen falsas. En España, por lo menos

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Gracias por confirmar... Lo busque en casa pero se habrá perdido o algo hace mucho tiempo....

[-] [email protected] 42 points 1 month ago

I’m not sure if these are widely known, but I am a big fan of Stephen Biesty’s cross section books. I borrowed those from the library all the time. And bought them as an adult! They’re fun reads and very informative. Everyone who picks one up will end up smiling when they read them.

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/15379ff3-1922-4b00-8c7d-f0b02a5fb0e2.jpeg

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

They were widely known, at least in my family. My brother and I went nuts for those books. The castle one even showed the facilities, naked asses and all. Funny shit when you're 10.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

Biesty includes a pooping figure in literally every drawing where a bathroom can feasibly be accommodated. Sometimes several. It’s basically his signature move.

Not that I would do anything different mind you. Even adult me always looks for the Signature Pooper.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

This was also my jam as a kid when visiting the public library. The castle book and Incredible Cross-Sections really blew my mind as a kid.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

That one in particular was awesome! I should pick up the modern version of that one of these days.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Is there a lot of nostalgia for these? I have the castle one, but it just sort of appeared in my bookshelf one day.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

The Time & Space one is certainly mind blowing for my junior high school self.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Popular Mechanics where they’d do something like this with a sub, harrier jet, bullet train, etc

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

In middle school in the 80s I was really into comics and dungeons and dragons and at lunch I'd go to the library and read books like these about medieval weapons and old guns, it was like a fantasy pardise

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Dinosaurs and castles. Honestly, anything with history was probably high on the list. I was already a big history dork from basically the time I could read.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I checked out the Castle book so much the librarian practically had it ready for me as I walked throttle door.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

They had one about dogs that was fun. I think I had the arms and armor ones too

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Astronomy, I believe it was called, is my favorite.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

AND. THEIR. VIDEOS!

nostalgia hit

[-] [email protected] 20 points 1 month ago

The anatomy book is actually how I learned how procreation worked.

[-] [email protected] 60 points 1 month ago

I like the castle one. I think it has a picture of a dude pooping into a long chute that ejects the excrement outside the castle wall.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Don't forget the poop shoveling pit at the bottom

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

Oh yeah, there was a guy down there shoveling it!

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Wasn't that Stephen Biesty's Castle book?

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Maybe it was. I just wish I had a castle with a poop chute in it :(

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

I remember that picture too!

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

You and me bud, kindred spirits.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

This poop chute is the only thing I remember about these books

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

It's the only thing you need to remember

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

I loved looking at the illustrations in those and coming up with stories about them in my head

[-] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago

I literally have the Gem Stones one near me on my bed right now. They really are the best.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

Rocks and Minerals were my jam. Loved that book.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

DK were (and are?) great

[-] [email protected] 41 points 1 month ago

As a poor kid in latinamerica, without access to D&D manuals, those where my home mande RPG manuals. Everything hit with a d6 also because other kind of die where out of reach.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago
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