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

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The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp through Civilization's Best Bits

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

Specifications of The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp through Civilization's Best Bits

GENERAL
AuthorErik Sass, Steve Wiegand, Editors of Mental Floss
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst Edition
ISBN-100060784776
ISBN-139780060784775
PublisherHarper
Number Of Pages432
Publication Date2008-10-28
DIMENSIONS
Height8.25 inch.
Length5.5 inch.
Width1.33 inch.
Weight1.05 pounds.

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