Dumb History: The Stupidest Mistakes Ever Made (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: Penguin Putnam Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780452297739
Omtale Dumb History: The Stupidest Mistakes Ever Made
A book that proves idiocy is as old as time Think 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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