You'll find out how to stay away from one of these from the book How to Avoid Huge Ships.

Whether they intended to or not, these authors gave their books names that will make readers laugh or cringe before they even open the first page. Check out our list of 17 of the most unusual book titles.

1. How to Avoid Huge Ships by John W. Trimmer

2. Scouts in Bondage by Michael Bell

3. Be Bold with Bananas by Crescent Books

4. Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself by Dale L. Power

5. The Flat-Footed Flies of Europe by Peter J. Chandler

6. 101 Uses for an Old Farm Tractor by Michael Dregni

7. Across Europe by Kangaroo by Joseph R. Barry

8. 101 Super Uses for Tampon Applicators by Lori Katz and

Barbara Meyer

9. Suture Self by Mary Daheim

10. The Making of a Moron by Niall Brennan

11. How to Make Love While Conscious by Guy Kettelhack

12. Underwater Acoustics Handbook by Vernon Martin Albers

13. Superfluous Hair and Its Removal by A. F. Niemoeller

14. Lightweight Sandwich Construction by J. M. Davies

15. The Devil's Cloth: A History of Stripes by Michel Pastoureaut

16. How to Be a Pope: What to Do and Where to Go Once You're in the Vatican by Piers Marchant

17. How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS:

Helen Davies, Marjorie Dorfman, Mary Fons, Deborah Hawkins, Martin Hintz, Linnea Lundgren, David Priess, Julia Clark Robinson, Paul Seaburn, Heidi Stevens, and Steve Theunissen