By Erik Sass, Steve Wiegand
Pop quiz! Who stated what approximately history?
heritage is . . .
(a) roughly bunk.
(b) a nightmare from which i'm attempting to awaken.
(c) as completely contaminated with lies as a road whore with syphilis.
fit your answers:
(1) Stephen Daedalus of James Joyce's Ulysses
(2) Henry Ford
(3) Arthur Schopenhauer
It seems that the reply don't need to be bunk, nightmarish, or diseased. within the fingers of mental_floss, history's best bits were handpicked and roasted to perfection. jam-packed with little-known tales and outrageous—but accurate—facts, you will snigger your self smarter in this joyride via 60,000 years of human civilization.
bear in mind: simply because it is precise does not imply it truly is boring!
Now with Breaking News
"If You inspiration the Last melancholy was once nice . . ."
solutions: (a) 2 (b) 1 (c) 3