You know what really freaked me out? When you had to look up something in the “H” volume of the encyclopedia, you had to be careful not to see the entry for “human,” because it was a series of transparent pages that layer the skin, muscles, tissue, etc. on the human skeleton, and that last page — with just the skeleton with the eyeballs? Forget it. That freaked me out. I’d have to throw the book across the room immediately before it hypnotized me.
While we’re on the subject on encyclopedias, I’m so glad my parents spent their hard-earned, hard-to-part with money on a set of encyclopedias. They really served me well and have stayed relevant. Thanks, thanks a lot encyclopedia salesman.