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By John Michael Scalzi

A get together of dimwits, lunkheads, undesirable rules and simply undeniable wrongheaded foolishness. In each box of human recreation, there are humans, issues, and ideas that rank one of the best mankind has ever produced. This publication is not approximately any of that stuff. If there is something human background teaches us, again and again and once more, it is this: by no means underestimate the facility of human stupidity. many times, the human potential to do quite dumb issues pops up in unbelievable and infrequently surprisingly creative methods, and usually catches those that do the dumb issues all of sudden. From crashed Mars landers to vegetable-flavored Jell-O to land wars in the course of bitterly chilly Russian winters, The e-book of the Dumb chronicles a number of the largest moments in human folly in each box of human pastime. writer John Scalzi (a common contributor to the Uncle John's toilet Reader sequence) takes the reader during the entire of recorded historical past, searching for the simplest examples of the worst principles, regrettable utterances, and crackpot theories within the fields of arts, technology, politics, activities, leisure, and more.

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These people come from all walks of life: some are rich, some are poor. Some are college graduates, some probably didn’t get through grade school. Some are criminals, some are upstanding citizens. Some are Americans, others come from all around the world. Some are young, some are old. Some are women, some are men. ” In addition to these tales of modern imbecility, we’ve put in some recurring features to make your reading experience more fun. • Tips for Stupid Criminals provide critical insight to those who need it most—criminals who are three lockpicks short of a full set.

The United States has been sitting out this little squabble, much to the despair of Great Britain, which is bleeding to death financially and has limited military resources. Germany knows that if the Americans enter the war, it’ll be on the British side, and that’ll be no good for the Kaiser. It’s in Germany’s interest to keep America neutral for as long as humanly possible. Meet the Mastermind Enter Arthur Zimmermann, Germany’s foreign minister. S. wouldn’t stay neutral, then he should distract it.

The United States has been sitting out this little squabble, much to the despair of Great Britain, which is bleeding to death financially and has limited military resources. Germany knows that if the Americans enter the war, it’ll be on the British side, and that’ll be no good for the Kaiser. It’s in Germany’s interest to keep America neutral for as long as humanly possible. Meet the Mastermind Enter Arthur Zimmermann, Germany’s foreign minister. S. wouldn’t stay neutral, then he should distract it.

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