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Duh! The Stupid History Of The Human Race

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Never kiss a rattlesnake. Put on the parachute before jumping from the plane. Don't bring your dog along if you're going to rob a bank. These seem like obvious enough strategies but, unfortunately, we seem to be a race of rattlesnake kissers.

Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race is a hilarious collection of the stupid things that people do-even the really smart people. "Part 1: The Stupid Chronicles" details the unbelievably idiotic things people have done, organized by ...

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Overview

Never kiss a rattlesnake. Put on the parachute before jumping from the plane. Don't bring your dog along if you're going to rob a bank. These seem like obvious enough strategies but, unfortunately, we seem to be a race of rattlesnake kissers.

Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race is a hilarious collection of the stupid things that people do-even the really smart people. "Part 1: The Stupid Chronicles" details the unbelievably idiotic things people have done, organized by such topics as politics, history, sports, arts, science, and dumb plays in the face of fate. "Part 2: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Stupidity but Were Too Smart to Ask" looks at the track record of human stupidity in all its dumb glory. And "Part 3: How to Destupify" offers tongue-in-cheek advice on how to avoid ending up in a future edition of the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740710025
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 987,553
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Fenster is the author of Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race, Twisted, Laugh Off, and They Did What!? as well as three novels, two puzzle books, and one play. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives with his wife and three sons in Santa Cruz, Calif., when he's not touring his one-man show, The Stupid History of the Human Race.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Funny, but politically loaded in parts.

    The stories were interesting and enjoyable. Most are based upon facts, but some of the vinettes are slight to moderate variations on the truth or original event and also verifiable. The political section is totally slated to taget mistatements from conservatives or republicans,so just be aware of the bias before you start that section. No balance is even hinted at. Otherwise the book was ok and a fun read.

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    DUH! A great source of anecdotes for almost any area of life.

    As a Business Consultant as well as Officer in Rotary, there is always a need for anecdotal material. DUH! provides a plethora of statements, situations, and stories not generally well known and which are sure to raise the question: "Was that for real?".

    Of course I have to take Fenster at his word. I did not do a Snopes on any of this. Regardless, it is a fun read that can be consumed in bite-sized sessions. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2005

    A good laugh...

    This book is great to read when your killing time and don't want to think...it's funny and actually a little interesting. I just wonder how much of it is true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2005

    great and funny!

    this book is about funny goof ups that people made read this book so you dont make stupid mistakes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    Barely better than reading the toilet paper roll

    Quite a supercilious look on how horrible the rest of us our . . . try Paul Harvey for a optimistic (versus cynical) view of history.

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