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100 Shocking Events

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Overview

Forget the saying "Rome wasn't built in a day" because, as chronicled in this compendium, it only takes a day to change the world. The course of human history has been shaped by big and small moments. 100 Shocking Events highlights a history of serious bad luck and misfortune, epic disasters, and unexpected scientific discoveries. Some highlights include:

  • Love gone wrong: the 16th century Shah who experimented with an early form of Viagra with empire-changing results
  • A traffic fail that started World War I when a wrong turn by Franz Ferdinand's driver provided a Serbian nationalist the chance to kill the archduke
  • A culinary complaint that lead to a new food, when, in an attempt to teach a lesson to a customer complaining about soggy french fries, New York chef George Crum accidentally created the potato chip by slicing his potatoes extra thin and frying them to a crisp
  • Details

  • All ages
  • Softcover
  • 128 pages
  • 8" x 10 7/8"
  • © 2016
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