This item is a bit dated, but apparently there’s a prize for “oddest book title” awarded every year:
Rick Pelicano and Lauren Tjaden’s extremely serious manual on how to Bombproof Your Horse is today hailed as runaway winner of the prize for the oddest book title of the past year.
It takes what the Bookseller magazine describes as a staggering 46% of the vote in a poll of publishers and booksellers.
Runners-up in a shortlisted international field of six are Detecting Foreign Bodies in Food, with 27%, followed by The Aesthetics of the Japanese Lunchbox, with 15%.
The British-based Diagram prize – a magnum of champagne awarded by the Bookseller since 1978 – reflects the book trade’s unceasing bafflement and delight at the highly specialised titles which some of its members in Britain and further afield produce.
Also on the 2004 shortlist were Applications of High Tech Squids (VCH Verlagsgesellschaft), Equids in Time and Space (Oxbow Books) and Sexual Health at Your Fingertips (Class Publishing).
(Emphasis mine.) Actually, that’s Applications of High Tech SQUIDs by one J. Clarke. Although it’s nice to see my advisor’s book getting publicity, I think the title is not so odd if the acronym is written properly.