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    DescriptionPop 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 SchopenhauerIt 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


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    Title
    The Mental Floss History of the World
    Subtitle
    An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erik Sass, By (author) Steve Wiegand, With Will Pearson, With Mangesh Hattikudur
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 420
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061842672
    ISBN 10: 0061842672
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24110
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 909
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 909
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A01980000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 15
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000, HIS039000
    LC classification: D23 .S28 2009
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Review quote
    "[A]n admirable job of covering 60,000 years of human history in one volume. Along with the names of people and places, the dates and statistics, the wars, disasters, revelations, and accomplishments, there are fascinating stories, hilarious oddities, and plenty of fun....[A] wealth of information."--School Library Journal