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Dumb History: The Stupidest Mistakes Ever Made


Mega Sale! Save 28% on the Dumb History: The Stupidest Mistakes Ever Made by Plume at Active Social Books. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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


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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 mayor

 It’s a wonder we’ve survived as long as we have.

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Manufacturer:Plume
Publisher:Plume
Studio:Plume
EAN:9780452297739
Item Weight:0.35 pounds
Item Size:0.56 x 7.07 x 7.07 inches
Package Weight:0.35 pounds
Package Size:4.96 x 0.71 x 0.71 inches

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