This was an...odd collection of....trivia? A friend's opinion was the author didn't like certain political opinions. I didn't get that out of the book, but I do think he includes an awful lot that isn't stupid--much is unlucky and others were not the fault of the person who gets blamed in the book.
His stupid inventions do tell me he has a narrow imagination--quite a few of them I could see being very useful, especially for my elderly grandmother.
The book had some interesting trivia, but I don't think it was a stupid history of the human race at all--it was not that well organized, it was more trivia of unlucky or unknowing than it was stupidity, and some items included did show the author's bias (in that I agree with my friend, if not as dramatically that it was political bias.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know was a pretty lame chapter.
How to Destupify had some good ideas, however--read and turn off the TV being two of them!
I don't even really know what to say about this book - I'm flabbergasted! It is a really great compilation of some really stupid things that have gone down in history!
Hilarious collection of things people have done!
a good read. interesting and educational facts.
From Back Cover:
Sit back read this book, and enjoy discovering just how much smarter you are than the rest of the fools out there. Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race is a hilarious collection of the stupid things that people do.
Funny and fun! Chapters include, "Dumb Thins Famous People Have Said,"Military Unintelligence," and "Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time."
Very funny tidbits about the stupidity of humans.
Took this book on vacation. It can be easily picked up and read. The incidents are usually described in less than one page. Mindless reading but great for waiting rooms. flights. and dr. offices.
some stuff was funny but then some of it was just plain dumb!