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Uncle John's Presents: Book of the Dumb [NOOK Book]

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A celebration of dimwits, lunkheads, bad ideas and just plain wrongheaded foolishness. In every field of human endeavor, there are people, things, and ideas that rank among the best mankind has ever produced. This book isn't about any of that stuff. If there's one thing human history teaches us, over and over and over again, it's this: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. Time and again, the human capacity to do really dumb things pops up in surprising and sometimes unusually inventive ways, and ...
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Overview

A celebration of dimwits, lunkheads, bad ideas and just plain wrongheaded foolishness. In every field of human endeavor, there are people, things, and ideas that rank among the best mankind has ever produced. This book isn't about any of that stuff. If there's one thing human history teaches us, over and over and over again, it's this: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. Time and again, the human capacity to do really dumb things pops up in surprising and sometimes unusually inventive ways, and almost always catches those who do the dumb things by surprise. From crashed Mars landers to vegetable-flavored Jell-O to land wars during bitterly cold Russian winters, The Book of the Dumb chronicles some of the biggest moments in human folly in every field of human endeavor. Author John Scalzi (a frequent contributor to the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series) takes the reader through the whole of recorded history, looking for the best examples of the worst ideas, regrettable utterances, and crackpot theories in the fields of arts, science, politics, sports, entertainment, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607104681
  • Publisher: Portable Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Series: Uncle John Presents
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 140,873
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Scalzi
A frequent contributor to the Bathroom Reader series, John Scalzi's other books include The Rough Guide to Money Online and The Rough Guide to the Universe. He lives in Bradford, OH.
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