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The Mental Floss History of the World : An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
by Erik Sass and Will Pearson and Steve Wiegand

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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 Schopenhauer

It turns out that answer need not be bunk, nightmarish, or diseased.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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 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

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060784775
  • ISBN-10: 0060784776
  • Publisher: Collins Publishers
  • Publish Date: November 2008
  • Page Count: 416


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