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The Mental Floss History of the World - An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits

Erik Sass

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Description:

About 60,000 years ago, the first Homo sapiens were just beginning their move across the grasslands and up the ladder of civilization. Everything since then, as they say, is history. Just in case you were sleeping in class that day, the geniuses at mental_floss magazine have put together a hilarious (and historically accurate) primer on everything you need to know-and that means the good stuff. Twelve core chapters of world history tackle everything from civilization's baby steps in the Fertile Crescent to the Not-Really-That-Dark-Unless-You-Lived-in-Europe Ages to A World United by Terror and TV. From the Golden Haemorhoids of the Philistines (punishment from above) to the likely namesake of the cartoon elephant Babar (a Mongol prince) to the most pressing language translation issues facing the menus of today ("carp" vs. "crap"), all of history's most interesting bits have finally been handpicked and roasted to perfection.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steve Wiegand, Johnny Heller

Length:

15h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:49


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:24:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:18:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:10:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:11:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:08:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:10:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:20:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:25:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:30:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:06:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:17:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:17:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:26