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Hyperbolic Geometry Defeats Nazi Spoons in Odd Title Contest

Worm hunters, Nazi spoons and homicidal robots were crushed in one of Britain’s quirkiest literary contests, as a book that uses crochet to introduce non-Euclidean geometry won the annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title.

Britain’s Bookseller trade magazine, which organizes the contest, said that “Crocheting Adventures With Hyperbolic Planes” received 42 percent of 4,553 votes cast by the public. The runner-up, capturing 30 percent, was “What Kind of Bean Is This Chihuahua?”