Download E-books The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits PDF

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

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Download E-books Shopaholic & Sister: A Novel PDF

By Sophie Kinsella

What’s a round-the-world honeymoon in case you can’t purchase the strange keepsake to send again domestic? just like the twenty silk dressing robes Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) reveals in Hong Kong, or the hand-carved eating desk from Sri Lanka, or the, um, large wood giraffes from Malawi (that her husband expressly forbade her to buy).
 
basically now Becky and Luke have back domestic to London, the place truckloads of these souvenirs have cluttered up their loft. The accounts are outrageous, Luke is livid, and Becky’s feeling particularly blue—until her mom and dad convey a few great information. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is confident her sister might be a real soulmate. They’ll buy groceries jointly, drink cappuccinos jointly, get manicures jointly. Then Becky meets Jessica and gets the surprise of her lifestyles. without doubt the shopaholic’s personal sister can’t hate shopping?
 
Praise for Sophie Kinsella
 
“Kinsella’s heroine is blessed with the resilience of ten girls, and her damage-limitation mind waves are continually stable for a giggle.”Glamour (U.K.)
 
“Kinsella has a real reward for comedian writing.”The Boston Globe
 
“Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and humorous. . . . You won’t need to store round to discover a extra profitable protagonist.”People
 
“Faster than a swiping Visa, extra robust than a two-for-one coupon, in a position to purchase whole wardrobes in one dash during the mall—it’s Shopaholic!”—The Washington Post

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Download E-books The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Series) PDF

By Jasper Fforde

The 3rd installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York instances bestselling sequence follows literary detective Thursday subsequent on one other event in her trade fact of literature-obsessed England

Jasper Fforde has performed it back during this genre-bending mix of crime fiction, fable, and top-drawer literary leisure. After rollicking New York Times bestselling adventures via Western literature, imaginitive BookWorld literary detective Thursday subsequent certainly wishes a few downtime. And what greater position for a respite than within the hidden depths of the good of misplaced Plots, the place all unpublished books dwell? yet peace and quiet stay elusive for Thursday, who quickly discovers that the good is a veritable linguistic free-for-all, the place grammasites run rampant, plot units are hawked at the black industry, and awful books—like the single she has taken up place of abode in—are scrapped for salvage. To make concerns worse, a assassin is stalking the body of workers of Jurisfiction and it’s as much as Thursday to avoid wasting the day. a super feat of literary showmanship full of wit, delusion, and bubbling originality, this Ffordian journey de force will entice enthusiasts of Douglas Adams and P. G. Wodehouse. Thursday’s zany investigations proceed with Something Rotten. search for the 5 different bestselling Thursday subsequent novels, together with One of Our Thursdays is Missing and Jasper Fforde’s most recent bestseller, The lady Who Died A Lot. stopover at jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian global!

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Download E-books The New York City Cab Driver's Book of Dirty Jokes PDF

By Jim Pietsch

The Cab is Yellow, however the Jokes are Blue Did you pay attention the only concerning the very first thing a blonde does within the morning? How concerning the frightened woman and the French horn participant? Jim Pietsch could force a fresh cab, yet his buyers like to inform him soiled jokes. Now the wildly renowned writer of the hot York urban Cab Driver's shaggy dog story booklet (Volumes 1 and a pair of) deals over four hundred of Gotham's naughtiest rib-ticklers concerning the sizzling and the afflicted, the cheaters and the cheated, and all issues that cross bump-and-grind within the evening. The pursuits are unending: straights and gays, hoochies and husbands, police officers and coeds, gullible hicks and, in fact, urban slickers. So if you are prepared for a wild experience, buckle up, as the long island urban Cab Driver's e-book of soiled Jokes could have you guffawing a blue streak!

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Download E-books Mostly Autobiographical: A Collection of 100% True Stories . . . Sort of PDF

By Rob Gunther

What’s it prefer to wait tables in area? What’s so demanding approximately paying for a eco-friendly energy Rangers piñata? Do you suspect within the magical houses of crystals? Are you certain you’re now not my previous buddy Rich?

Read the solutions to all of those questions, or even extra questions, yet now not as many extra solutions, only a lot of questions quite, as instructed via the more often than not autobiographical ramblings of Rob G. Rob assaults the minutia of latest existence throughout the eyes of a twenty-something-year-old attempting to work out his position on planet Earth.

Like, are you definite these volleyballs weren’t taking a look at me humorous? Or, did you are saying you sought after dressing at the aspect? simply because I didn’t pay attention you the 1st time. Or the second one time. yet at the facet, correct? Rob takes the smallest of human interactions and attempts to determine, why are we doing what we’re doing? Did you suggest what you intended to assert? Or have been you getting at anything else? And are you convinced these volleyballs weren’t me funny?

From the day-by-day posts of his weblog - www.strictlyautobiographical.com - to his lengthy drawn-out reviews on reddit, Rob G. now extends the interpreting event to book-length proportions. examine find out how to order steak at a steakhouse. Or learn how you’d live on being caught in an elevator with 5 people for a longer time period. If it’s occurred in genuine lifestyles, you’ll most likely locate it in quite often Autobiographical. Or you’ll locate anything else. both one.

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Download E-books First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, Book 5) PDF

By Jasper Fforde

The 5th installment in Jasper Fforde’s New York occasions bestselling sequence follows literary detective Thursday subsequent on one other event in her trade truth of literature-obsessed England

Jasper Fforde has extremely joyful readers in all places along with his gloriously outlandish novels within the Thursday subsequent and Nursery Crime sequence. And with one other genre-bending mixture of crime fiction, delusion, and top-drawer literary entertainmentis Thursday subsequent: First between Sequels, Fforde’s well-known literary detective is once more able to make the realm secure for fiction. Thursday subsequent is grappling with a bunch of difficulties in BookWorld: a recalcitrant new apprentice, the dying of Sherlock Holmes, and the inexplicable departure of comedy from the as soon as- hilarious Thomas Hardy novels, to call only a few—all whereas captaining the send Moral Dilemma and dealing with down her so much vicious enemy but: herself. Thursday’s zany investigations proceed with Our Thursdays is Missing. search for the 5 different bestselling Thursday subsequent novels, together with Jasper Fforde’s most up-to-date bestseller, The lady Who Died A Lot. stopover at jasperfforde.com for a ffull window into the Ffordian world!

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Download E-books Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse PDF

Post Secret meets World conflict Z during this chilling imaginative and prescient of the fallout following a world zombie pandemic. a steady mutation of a virulent pressure of great flu offers upward thrust to hundreds of thousands of the undead, who speedy weigh down remedy amenities and swarm towns world wide, leaving survivors all alone opposed to a legion of the contaminated. This chilling tale is instructed throughout the scraps of paper, scrawled indicators, and cryptic markers left by means of survivors as they fight to stick alive and locate these they have misplaced in a global overrun by way of zombies. via those chanced on notes and messages letters to household, magazine fragments, confessions, and warnings readers can discover the tale of what went unsuitable, and are available to understand the person voices of these tormented by the zombie predicament.

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Download E-books Doctor on the Ball PDF

First there's the actor who confuses himself along with his personality. Then comes the guy being affected by amnesia…and the housewife who has spent all day wrestling along with her washer. this is often all in a day’s paintings for the neighborhood GP in a Kentish city. but having performed this for twenty-five years Richard Gordon may perhaps without doubt be forgiven for sometimes hankering after an early retirement. This hilarious novel relates the incidents and occasions in a hapless GP’s lifestyles – misadventures that experience by some means avoided him from as soon as and for all replacing his stethoscope for a fishing rod.

The writer: Richard Gordon is best-known for his hilarious ‘Doctor’ books and the long-running tv sequence they encouraged. Himself a certified general practitioner, he labored as an anaesthetist, ship’s doctor after which as assistant editor of the British scientific magazine ahead of leaving scientific perform in 1952 to soak up writing complete time. lots of his books are in response to those reviews within the clinical career and are all advised with the rye wit and candid humour that experience develop into his hallmark.

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Download E-books I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People PDF

By Jenny Mollen

Hi, i am Jenny Mollen, an actress and author dwelling in la. i am additionally a spouse, married to an individual extra recognized than me, that is particularly tense simply because all of the unfastened garments he will get by no means are available a measurement small.

This is my publication, an collection of reports approximately no longer doing definitely the right factor. convinced, it really is approximately me. yet it is also approximately girls, who all are available in varieties: those who are absolutely batshit loopy, and people who are liars. it is a e-book approximately performing on impulses, plotting difficult hoaxes, and refusing to recognize obstacles in any shape. Like hiding within the trunk of a motor vehicle to get a glance on the woman who used to fuck my husband. Or pretending to have a seizure on a red-eye to ny in an effort to clarify why my puppy is balls-deep in a bag of Pirates' Booty burrowed within the lap of a slumbering child.

Life is simply too brief for bullshit. i am 33 and my knockers drop part an inch a yr. sometime very quickly, girls, you and that i are going to be no matter what fetish comes after "cougar," not able to put on shirts with out sleeves, and whole of cellphone melanoma. it's our legal responsibility to be sincere with ourselves approximately who we actually are and what we actually wish. Which commonly is anyone else's e-mail password.

So let's include it. I such as you simply the best way I Am is a ebook approximately taking the excessive road―as lengthy because it intersects with the teach tracks my ex-boyfriend is tied to.

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