A People's History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, by Nick Belardes

By Nick Belardes

Do you know that Thomas Jefferson's grandson used to be an ax assassin? Do you pride figuring out that a few dinosaurs have been as teeny tiny as hens? ask yourself what it's prefer to dwell in Hell city on the finish of the realm? How approximately an illness so surreal it's named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People's historical past of the strange, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the uncooked resource fabric present in ancient data, medical reviews, and libraries internationally to discover evidence, lists, definitions, and astounding info certain to supply readers with the easiest cocktail dialog themes for a few years to come back! additionally chanced on listed below are first-person interviews with those who can clarify the unexplained, from the completely difficult Mothman conspiracy to mystery famous person Wars Jedi non secular cults and the charmingly eccentric the reason is, British aerospace engineers despatched teddy bears floating out into area. those real-world evidence are outlandish adequate to sharpen the mind and occupy readers' minds for hours of leisure.

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Zach: What play were you in? Dan: Oh, I wasn’t in any play. A mugger chased me for ten blocks. 180 Television repairman: So, what seems to be the problem with your television? Woman: It has double images. I hope you men can fix it. 181 A husband raced into his house. ” he exclaimed to his wife. ” “That does sound wonderful,” said the wife. “I’m glad you think so,” replied her husband. ” 182 A Texan was on a flight and began bragging about the property that he owned. ” asked the man sitting next to him.

The North Poll. 107 What did Winnie the Pooh pack for his vacation? The bear essentials. 108 How did the owl with laryngitis feel? He didn’t give a hoot. 109 What does an educated owl say? ” 110 What should you do when someone throws a goose at you? Duck. 111 What do you say when someone throws a duck at another duck? ” 112 What do you say when someone throws a goose at a duck? “Duck, duck! ” 113 What bird is always out of breath? A puffin. 114 A young bird fell out of its nest and hurtled through the branches of the tree, heading for the ground.

However, I see you’ve written down AMAP for required salary. ” 215 There was a captain of a ship who carried around a mysterious black box. Despite repeated questions from his crew, he refused to tell anyone what was inside the box. Years went by, and the mystery of the box grew and grew. It was all the crew could talk about. What was in that mysterious black box? One day a big storm quickly approached. The wind howled, and the ship was tossed on huge waves. Suddenly, a wave washed across the deck and swept the captain overboard.

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