By Nick Belardes
Do you know that Thomas Jefferson's grandson was once an ax assassin? Do you satisfaction realizing 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 affliction so surreal it's named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People's historical past of the ordinary, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the uncooked resource fabric present in old files, clinical experiences, and libraries internationally to discover evidence, lists, definitions, and impressive info sure to offer readers with the simplest cocktail dialog subject matters for a few years to come back! additionally stumbled on listed below are first-person interviews with those that can clarify the unexplained, from the completely difficult Mothman conspiracy to mystery superstar Wars Jedi non secular cults and the charmingly eccentric it's because British aerospace engineers despatched teddy bears floating out into house. those real-world proof are outlandish sufficient to sharpen the mind and occupy readers' minds for hours of leisure.
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There are reports of animals the size of horses being overwhelmed and shredded by them. Go stand next to a horse and then think about what that means for you. Army ants are also masters of wholly organic, living architecture. For the good of the colony, the ants will use their own living bodies to build any conceivable structure necessary, latching on to each other to create protective walls and ceilings against the ravages of the weather, bridges to cross otherwise impassable spans, whatever happens to be needed.
That shit happens all the time. DIRECTIONS FOR PROPER USE You Might Be a Zombie should be read in a seated position. Due to risks posed by rapidly descending jaws, males are advised to wear an athletic supporter. Females are advised to wear as little as possible, though that’s more of a marketing thing. During the course of reading, you may find yourself motivated to lead a torch-wielding mob to the home of every teacher who failed to tell you about Teddy Roosevelt’s life. Our legal department asks that you resist this impulse or, at the very least, that you blame it on Catcher in the Rye.
It wasn’t just his war record or the fact that he knew several different ways to kill you that made Roosevelt such a badass. It wasn’t even the fact that he decorated the White House with African lions and a bear he’d personally killed. Teddy Roosevelt was a badass of the people. Roosevelt received letters from army cavalrymen complaining about having to ride twenty-five miles a day for training and, in response, Teddy rode horseback for a hundred miles, from sunrise to sunset, at fifty-one years old, effectively rescinding anyone’s right to complain about anything, ever again.