By Leland Gregory
Best-selling stand-up comedian Leland Gregory bargains a blockbuster number of greater than 2 hundred extraordinary, bizarre, foolish, surprising, and downright outrageous precise tales approximately historic Greek and Roman history.
New York Times best-selling writer Leland Gregory is one among Andrews McMeel Publishing’s so much profitable noncartoon humorists. foolish, surprising, bizarre, hilariously funny—and outrageously true—the brief anecdotes within his anthologies of human stupidity are culled from print, on-line, and broadcast media from all around the world. Inside Stupid historic History, Gregory chronicles Greek philosophers, Roman conquerors, and ancient mythconceptions, including:
— To struggle off Roman ships in three hundred BC, Carthaginians catapulted reside snakes at them.
— The Athenian lawmaker Draco died of suffocation while presents of cloaks have been showered upon him by means of thankful voters at an Aegina theater in 620 BC.
— In historical Rome, lengthy sooner than the appearance of the Christian Bible, Roman males swore to “tell the reality, the entire fact, and not anything however the fact” via putting their correct hand on their testicles. It is from this ritual that we derived the time period “testimony.”
— Of the Seven Wonders of the traditional international, The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus burned to the floor in 356 BC. The arsonist used to be performed; and to ensure his want for eternal popularity wouldn’t come real, it was once ordered that his identify be from all documents and not pointed out again. But humans will talk. Despite all efforts, his identify leaked, and Herostratus is remembered as probably the most infamous firebugs in history.
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Com ISBN: 978-1-4494-2158-8 Library of Congress regulate quantity: 2012936747 awareness: faculties AND companies Andrews McMeel books can be found at volume rate reductions with bulk buy for tutorial, enterprise, or revenues promotional use. for info, email the Andrews McMeel Publishing targeted revenues division: specialsales@amuniversal. com concerning the writer The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane prices in Leland Gregory’s Stupid-themed anthologies show off the simplest of human nature at its worst. via his Twitter deal with of @ChronicStupid, Leland stocks headlines, quips, and incredible feats of folly culled from print, on-line, and broadcast media world wide. He has authored greater than a dozen humor titles, together with what is the quantity for 911? and the hot York instances best-sellers silly American background and America's Dumbest Criminals. A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of thousands of radio and tv appearances, together with a number of appearances on NBC's at the present time convey.