A People's History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, by Nick Belardes, Caroline Leavitt

By Nick Belardes, Caroline Leavitt

Did you recognize that Thomas Jefferson’s grandson was once an ax assassin? Do you pride figuring out that a few dinosaurs have been as teeny tiny as hens? ask yourself what it’s wish to reside in Hell city on the finish of the area? How approximately an disease so surreal it’s named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People's historical past of the Peculiar, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the uncooked resource fabric present in old files, medical experiences, and libraries internationally to discover proof, lists, definitions, and striking details certain to supply readers with the simplest cocktail dialog themes for a few years to return! additionally came upon listed here are first-person interviews with those that can clarify the unexplained, from the completely difficult Mothman conspiracy to mystery superstar Wars Jedi spiritual cults and the charmingly eccentric the reason is, British aerospace engineers despatched teddy bears floating out into house. those real-world evidence are outlandish adequate to sharpen the mind and occupy readers’ minds for hours of entertainment.

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So I decided to leave him alone. OBSESSIVE BITE: Had Columbus not been so obsessed and had he listened to experts, he might have learned the true circumference of the Earth without having to cross thousands of miles of open ocean. ON THE CONDUCT OF WAR, 1865 It is always interesting to look at history through the kaleidoscope of the present. For instance, what is the proper conduct of war, and to what great lengths do governments that commit atrocities go to convince themselves and their peoples that they are justified in their wartime behavior?

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE WATER RIDE FACTOR WELLYWOOD, FIGWIT, AND LORD OF THE RINGS SAVING PRIVATE RYAN AND TRIUMPHANT WAR FILMS PERSONAL REPORT: HARRY POTTER AND THE WIZROCKERS “HOTS FOR HERMIONE” AND OTHER WROCK HITS GIRLS WHO WEAR HELLO KITTY DO HELLO KITTY HATERS REALLY HATE? ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS THE SPELL OF THE WIZARD OF OZ CHAPTER 7 - ECCENTRIC AUTHORS AND FANTASTIC ART: GREAT AND LITTLE-KNOWN WORKS ... S. R. B. H. LAWRENCE: SON OF THE WORKING CLASS OSCAR WILDE: SEXUAL DEVIANT CHAPTER 8 - MYSTERIOUS PLACES: EXPLORING SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST MYSTIFYING ...

H) What did they say to you? (T) They said, hurt the children. (H) And did you hurt them? (T) No there is 4 women and one man they hurt the children and they lay all upon me and they tell me if I will not hurt the children they will hurt me. (H) But did you not hurt them? (T) Yes, but I will hurt them no more. (H) Are you not sorry you did hurt them? (T) Yes. (H) And then doe you hurt them? (T) They say hurt the children or wee will doe worse to you. (H) What have you seen? (T) A man come to me and say serve me.

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