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About sixty thousand years ago, the first Homo sapiens were just beginning their move across the grasslands and up the ladder of civilization. Everything since then, as they say, is history. Just in case you were sleeping in class that day, the geniuses at Mental Floss magazine have put together a hilarious (and historically accurate) primer on everything you need to know—and that means the good stuff.

Twelve core chapters of world history tackle everything from civilization’s baby steps in the Fertile Crescent to the Not-Really-That-Dark-Unless-You-Lived-in-Europe Ages to A World United by Terror and TV. From the Golden Haemorhoids of the Philistines (punishment from above) to the likely namesake of the cartoon elephant Babar (a Mongol prince) to the most pressing language translation issues facing the menus of today (“carp” vs. “crap”), all of history’s most interesting bits have finally been handpicked and roasted to perfection.

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  • “The swank and the hip at Mental Floss magazine have attempted a more engaging world history.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Heller and the boys from Mental Floss just know that it’s easier to listen to history when it’s presented as fun instead of a chore.”

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About the Author

Erik Sass is a writer for MediaPost Communications, an integrated publishing and content company whose mission is to provide a complete array of resources for media, marketing, and advertising professionals.