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Did you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment? That Peter the Great put a tax on beards? History needn’t be as boring as school textbooks have led you to believe! These 40 strange but true stories prove that scattered between the famous milestones are tiny gems of incredible information just waiting to be discovered. Find outDid you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment? That Peter the Great put a tax on beards? History needn’t be as boring as school textbooks have led you to believe! These 40 strange but true stories prove that scattered between the famous milestones are tiny gems of incredible information just waiting to be discovered. Find out all about the 38-minute war and the time when Niagara Falls stopped falling. Learn which U.S. president was shot—and died not from the bullet wound, but from his doctors’ bungled efforts to save him. Forgotten, weird, and bizarre facts; unusual firsts and lasts, and a few unpalatable truths assure this illustrated collection will tickle the fancy of readers young and old....

Title : Curious Events in History
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ISBN : 9781402763076
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Curious Events in History Reviews

  • Adam
    2019-02-07 09:09

    This is a intriguing little book. It goes through things most people probably will never hear about history. For starters I’m a Tampa Bay native so to read about how the grapefruit almost never made it here was very neat. Among other things there’s death by appreciation, trials of various animals, a tax on beards, Niagara falls not falling, how the spark to WWI (murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand) almost didn’t happen, how the discoverer of laughing gas died, a five cent bill and the one I find the most unfortunate and curious the life and burial of William the Conqueror. There’s lots more I didn’t mention that are most curious so go read it…. A very good history book, nice short read 5 out of 5 stars!

  • Holden Attradies
    2019-01-29 09:14

    It was a good read as a quick little impulse by. Beyond that, not really worth going out of your way for.Some of the events were much more curious than others. Some, I wasn't to sure why they were included. My biggest complaint was that the author, especially in the events from more than a few hundred years ago, seemed to pass on every bit of information on the subject, including pieces that were at times self contradictory and items that the author would even point out probably weren't true. It felt he was unskeptically passing it all along to make the "curious"" events feel even more curious.

  • Daniel Evans
    2019-02-09 04:06

    This book has amazing little-known details from the past.It's very entertaining, and easy reading.

  • Robert
    2019-02-12 12:03

    Amusing. short. Feels like cheating to count it as a book.

  • Matt
    2019-02-15 08:11

    This book contains snippets of history; it's not the sort of book I normally enjoy reading, especially in a focused manner, so I've read it over the past 9 months sporadically at work.

  • J
    2019-02-12 09:03

    It was okay. Some stories were interesting and likable.

  • Oswald
    2019-02-07 12:24

    it's a cute book, it actually has a couple of "curious events" that i did not know about, like Lincoln doing coke, etc.

  • Sebastián Largo Gil
    2019-02-11 09:11

    A really interesting and funny book to read for those people who like history. It's quite short but juicy. Totally worth it.

  • Bri
    2019-01-23 12:04

    A quick and interesting read. I just wish the author had included some citations or, at the very least, some sort of "further reading" page.

  • Sky
    2019-02-06 11:23

    Always love learning new things from history. Some of it I knew, but most of it in this book I found surprising. Great read for history buffs.

  • Keith Parrish
    2019-01-27 07:22

    Fun little book that doesn't shed any great misapprehensions. Just gives a few facts about some, well curious events in history. Can't say much about - there's not much there.

  • Sharonbrown3158
    2019-01-24 09:21

    I never get tired of the story of William the Conqueror's ill-fated funeral! I truly amsick and twisted.

  • Kelsey
    2019-01-31 04:07

    Interesting to read and good for those of us with a short attention span.

  • Connie
    2019-02-19 08:11

    Very interesting. A few of them I already knew but still over all I enjoyed it.

  • Ashley Herrera
    2019-02-13 12:16

    it was an interesting book, some facts were kind of hard to believe but it was good.

  • Eric
    2019-01-26 10:26

    A fun book about historical facts, I learned some new interesting tidbits.

  • Johnny D
    2019-02-16 09:25

    This is a coffee table book which is filled with, as the title suggests, curious events in history.This is not a scholarly work, just a quick read with some interesting stories.It is what it is.

  • CBishop
    2019-01-27 07:25

    EXCELLENT book of historical oddities.