This honor goes to the book Deadly Equines: The Shocking True Story of Meat-Eating and Murderous Horses by CuChullaine O'Reilly. The product description reads as such:

There is widespread belief in a warm and comforting story which states the horse is a gentle herbivore. What if a Rosetta Stone had been found to unlock the dark secrets of the horse's past? An international multi-million dollar industry serviced by horse whisperers, glossy magazines and popular culture preaches that horses are meek prey animals who fear predators. What if evidence demonstrated horses have slain lions, tigers, pumas, wolves, hyenas and humans? Contemporary writers have successfully airbrushed murderous and meat-eating horses out of literature. What if Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes and Steve McQueen provided artistic evidence to refute that claim? Thanks to global equestrian amnesia, the crucial role played by horses in recent history has been lost to mankind.

Now I'm not a horseologist — hell, the equine massage service that keeps advertising on telephone poles around my neighborhood makes me giggle uncontrollably — and I have no idea if this book contains only pictures of glowering stallions, but I really think Deadly Equines needs a movie treatment tout de suite.

Phrases like "an alternative equestrian world populated by forgotten facts," "Tibet's blood-eating horses," and "global equestrian amnesia" belong in lights on every odeon. Also, the publisher's choice to release this book on April 1 was really a poor business decision.


[Via Cryptomundo. Image via Neave's Flickr.]