Dumb History (Heftet)

The Stupidest Mistakes Ever Made


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 242
Forlag: Penguin Putnam Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780452297739
Omtale: Dumb History
A book that proves idiocy is as old as timeThink civilization has deteriorated and that people these days are dumber than ever? "Dumb History" proves that we didn t invent stupidity in the 21st century. You ll find facts from throughout the ages about everyone from Cleopatra and Napoleon to Elvis Presley and even NASA scientists.Consider this: In 820 C.E., Emperor Hsien Tsung s herbalist presented him with an anti-aging elixir it killed him In 1849, Brooklyn inventor Walter Hunt invented and patented the safety pin and then sold all the rights to his invention for $400. By the time he died penniless, the United States was producing an estimated five billion safety pins annually In 1967, voters in the town of Picoaza, Ecuador, elected a brand of foot powder as their new mayorIt s a wonder we ve survived as long as we have. "

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