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


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Product Description

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

Technical Details
Binding
Paperback
Number of Pages
432
Product group
Book
Brand
Sass, Erik/ Wiegand, Steve/ Mental Floss
Label
William Morrow Paperbacks
Edition
a
Publisher
William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication date
October 27, 2009
Release date
October 27, 2009
Author
Erik Sass, Steve Wiegand, Editors of Mental Floss
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780061842672
ISBN-10
0061842672
Item Dimensions L x W x H
5.5 x 1.08 x 8.25 inches
Item Weight
0.85 pounds
MPN
9780061842672
Manufacturer
William Morrow Paperbacks
Studio
William Morrow Paperbacks



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