The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Mental Floss History of the World 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.
- Published: 09 January 2009
- Format: Hardback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780060784775 ISBN 10: 0060784776
- Sales rank: 568,724
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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 SchopenhauerIt turns out that 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!