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Duh! : the stupid history of the human race
Fenster, Bob.
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Publication Information:
Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., [2000]

Physical Description:
ix, 276 pages ; 18 cm
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BF431 .F36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Never kiss a rattlesnake. Put on the parachute before jumping from the plane. Don't bring your dog along if you're going to rob a bank. These seem like obvious enough strategies but, unfortunately, we seem to be a race of rattlesnake kissers.

Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race is a hilarious collection of the stupid things that people do-even the really smart people. "Part 1: The Stupid Chronicles" details the unbelievably idiotic things people have done, organized by such topics as politics, history, sports, arts, science, and dumb plays in the face of fate. "Part 2: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Stupidity but Were Too Smart to Ask" looks at the track record of human stupidity in all its dumb glory. And "Part 3: How to Destupify" offers tongue-in-cheek advice on how to avoid ending up in a future edition of the book.

Author Notes

Bob Fenster is the author of Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race , Twisted , Laugh Off , and They Did What!? as well as three novels, two puzzle books, and one play. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post , the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest , and the San Francisco Chronicle . He lives with his wife and three sons in Santa Cruz, Calif., when he's not touring his one-man show, The Stupid History of the Human Race .