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Uncle John's Portable Genius : History (Paperback)

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Those info-obsessed researchers at the BRI have done it again! They’ve dug through magazines, journals, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and (Ah-choo!) musty historical archives. They’ve even ventured into the vastness of cyberspace. Why? To make it easy for you to gain genius-level historical knowledge without having to dig through the dull stuff yourself.Every page of Uncle John’s Pocket Genius: History is filled with things you never knew you needed to know such as*When told that General Ulysses S. Grant drank too much whiskey, President Abraham Lincoln reportedly replied, Find out the name of the brand so I can give it to my other generals.”*Think the streets of Medieval England were riddled with human waste? Think again! According to historian Tim O’Neill: The idea that people emptied chamber pots out windows into the streethas been taught to generations of schoolchildrenMedieval towns and cities actually had a lot of ordinances and laws to do with waste disposal, latrines, and toilets.”*Thomas Edison did not invent the first incandescent light bulb; he simply improved the carbon filaments that produced light so they would burn longer. Edison did, however, invent a device for electrocuting cockroaches.*Penicillin, which had only entered medical trial stages in the
Number of Pages: 272.0
Genre: History, Humor
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Printers Row Pub Group
Language: English
Street Date: March 14, 2017
TCIN: 52420005
UPC: 9781626865822
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-5518

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