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The Mental Floss History of the World

An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits

by Erik Sass Author · Steve Wiegand Author

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About 60,000 years ago, the first Homo sapiens were just beginning their move across the grasslands and up the ladder of civilization. Everything since then, as they say, is history. Just in case you were sleeping in class that day, the geniuses at mental_floss magazine have put together a hilarious (and historically accurate) primer on everything you need to know---and that means the good stuff.

Twelve core chapters of world history tackle everything from civilization's baby steps in the Fertile Crescent to the Not-Really-That-Dark-Unless-You-Lived-in-Europe Ages to A World United by Terror and TV. From the Golden Haemorhoids of the Philistines (punishment from above) to the likely namesake of the cartoon elephant Babar (a Mongol prince) to the most pressing language translation issues facing the menus of today ("carp" vs. "crap"), all of history's most interesting bits have finally been handpicked and roasted to perfection.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Imprint:
Tantor Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2008

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 427.5 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 426.4 MB

Erik Sass (Author)

Erik Sass is a writer for MediaPost Communications.

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Steve Wiegand (Author)

Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer. He has worked as a reporter and columnist for the San Diego Evening Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Sacramento Bee, where he currently writes a thrice-weekly ...

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