Oh, Yikes! : History's Grossest Wackiest MomentsReviews
- Number of Pages: 308
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Gross is back and viler than ever! From the author of Oh, Yuck! ). If kids think pus and gas are fun, wait till they hear the lowdown on the genuine Dracula, samurai, gladiators, guillotines and vomitoriums, pirates, Vikings, witch trials, at the same time because the world's poxiest plagues. Henry VIII and his marital problems, the story from the Abominable Snowman and also the Loch Ness Monster, why sailors in the old days preferred eating inside the dark (hint: you can't see what's crawling in your food) , and also the answer to the question, “ How did knights in armor go towards the bathroom? Impeccably researched, deliciously wry, and subversively educational (check out the toilet-paper timeline) , OH, YIKES! the perennial bestseller about science with more than 610,000 copies in print, comes OH, YIKES! , an illustrated encyclopedia of history's messiest, dumbest, grossest, wackiest, and weirdest moments. covers people, events, institutions, and really poor ideas, alphabetically from April Fool's Day to zany Zoos. Here are the Aztecs, sacrificing 250,000 people a year for the gods— and for food. Saur, the 11th-century dog-king of Norway (and not too negative as kings go ). puts the juice in history inside a way that tends to make it irresistible. ” Topped off with hundreds of illustrations and photographs along with hands-on activities that bring the past to life, OH, YIKES! Nosebleed! Fearsome Attila the Hun, scourge of the steppes whose spinning eyes terrified his friends and whose mastery of horses terrorized his enemies (how does someone so evil die?
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