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The Mental Floss History Of The World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits

The Mental Floss History Of The World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits

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by Editors Of Mental Floss   Erik Sass   Steve Wiegand  
Language: English
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Pop quiz Who said what about history?

History is . . . (a) more or less bunk.(b) a nightmare from which I am trying to awaken.(c) as thoroughly infected with lies as a street whore with syphilis.

Match your answers: (1) Stephen Daedalus of James Joyce's Ulysses(2) Henry Ford(3) Arthur Schopenhauer

It turns out that the answer need not be bunk, nightmarish, or diseased. In the hands of mental_floss, history's most interesting bits have been handpicked and roasted to perfection. Packed with little-known stories and outrageous--but accurate--facts, you'll laugh yourself smarter on this joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization.

Remember: just because it's true doesn't mean it's boring

Now with Breaking News

"If You Thought the Last Depression Was Great . . ."

Answers: (a) 2 (b) 1 (c) 3

Sass and Wiegand cover 60,000 years of human history in one volume. Along with the names of people and places, dates and statistics, wars, disasters, revelations, and accomplishments, there are fascinating stories, hilarious oddities, and plenty of fun.

 

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Book: The Mental Floss History Of The World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
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ISBN: 0061842672
ISBN-13: 9780061842672
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2009-10-27
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Number of Pages: 432
Language: English
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