Whether it’s B.C. or A.D., you’ll be wondering WTF!
This exciting title from the folks at the Bathroom Readers' Institute contains the strangest short history articles from over 30 Bathroom Readers—along with 50 all-new pages. From the 20th century to the Old West, from the Age of Enlightenment to the Dark Ages, from ancient cultures all the way back to the dawn of time, Strange History is overflowing with mysterious artifacts, macabre legends, kooky inventions, reality-challenged rulers, boneheaded blunders, and mind-blowing facts. Read about...
- The curse of Macbeth
- Stupid history: Hollywood style
- The secret LSD experiments of the 1960s
- In search of the lost “Cloud People” of Peru
- The Swedish queen who declared war on fleas
- Unearthing the past with the Outhouse Detectives
- The Apollo astronaut who swears he saw a UFO
- How to brew a batch of 5,000-year-old beer
- The brutal bloodbaths at Rome’s Coliseum
- Ghostly soup from ancient China
- The bathroom of the 1970s
And much, much more!
About the Author
The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market—Throne Sitters—and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good humor, as well as facts. Highly recommended. I am going to barnesandnoble tomorrow for it:)
Thanks to NetGalley and Portable Press for the digital download of Strange History by Bathroom Readers Institute! This incredible book kept me reading from beginning to end and I finished it in one sitting because of its entertainment value! Strange History is a fact driven world history of slang, fads, quotes that stand the test of time, boring parts of history, historical food facts, styles and trends by decades, almost assassinations, misconceptions, freaky facts, made-up languages, obsolete words, real life Frankensteins and a bunch of other historical fact categories. I want to use this book for a jigsaw lesson to teach what facts can be found in the 000's section of the DEWEY Decimal System. Great entertainment
“Strange History” is a fun history book filled with facts and stories that will have you either laughing, horrified, or thankful you don’t know what crazy stuff is going on right now behind-the-scenes. All of the stories are short and can be read quickly. It definitely makes history fun and accessible. In fact, I recommend it for teachers or parents to get interesting anecdotes they can throw into relevant lessons to keep students engaged. This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I received a free electronic copy of this book from Netgalley and the Bathroom Readers Institute, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for sharing your work with me. And I have to say, this book is a hoot. I have several people on my Christmas list who will truly enjoy it, and some of the data shared I appreciate knowing, myself. This book will certainly improve your mood!
This would make a great gift. I got a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am very happy to provide. What a fun book! It is filled with funny, sometimes gross, but always very interesting tidbits of history that you won't find in your average history book. I found myself laughing out loud many times and sharing some of the more peculiar ones with my husband by reading them out loud. Perfect if you don't have a lot of time at your hands, because most stories can be read in minutes. This would make a great gift.