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A People's History of the Peculiar: A Freak Show of Facts, - download pdf or read online

By Nick Belardes

ISBN-10: 1936740923

ISBN-13: 9781936740925

Were you aware that Thomas Jefferson's grandson was once an ax assassin? Do you satisfaction realizing that a few dinosaurs have been as teeny tiny as hens? ask yourself what it's wish to dwell in Hell city on the finish of the realm? How approximately an illness so surreal it's named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People's background of the bizarre, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the uncooked resource fabric present in old documents, clinical reviews, and libraries internationally to discover proof, lists, definitions, and unbelievable details certain to supply readers with the easiest cocktail dialog themes for a few years to return! additionally chanced on listed here are first-person interviews with those who can clarify the unexplained, from the completely complicated Mothman conspiracy to mystery famous person Wars Jedi non secular cults and the charmingly eccentric the reason for this is that British aerospace engineers despatched teddy bears floating out into area. those real-world proof are outlandish adequate to sharpen the mind and occupy readers' minds for hours of leisure.

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Big biting fish? Or is it really a sea of beer instead of water? Or sand, or plastic balls? To figure out what’s in the sea, you could throw things over the edge and see what BIG TINY THING HITTER flies back up. If you throw something heavy, a few drops of water might fly up. If you throw something down harder, the wave might toss a piece of ice into the air. You can learn a lot this way! Now, imagine that you notice that your boat is moving. You don’t have any wind sheets, so you wonder what’s pushing you along.

SLEEPING ROOMS VISITING BOAT DOCTOR ROOM FOOD ROOM CLOTHES WASHERS WEIGHT ROOM Room for lifting things and running in place to get stronger STORE Some workers like to stand near the edge and look for cool fish. indd 34 PUSHERS 8/12/15 9:43 AM STUFF IN THE EARTH WE CAN BURN Almost all living things are powered by the Sun. Some living things get their power straight from the Sun’s light—like trees, and some things that grow in the sea. Most living things that don’t eat the Sun’s light eat other living things to get their power.

The room has some windows, but most of it is taken up by screens, keys, and little lights that change color to tell you how each part of the boat is feeling. The hardest parts of flying are taking off and landing. The middle part of the trip is easier. During the middle part, the computer often does all the flying, and the drivers are just there to watch over it and make sure there are no problems. Sky boats have computers in them, and the computer can fly pretty well, if it has a plan for where to go.

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