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By Leland Gregory

Why precisely is Paul Revere respected? used to be the lightbulb fairly Thomas Edison's vivid idea?

Best-selling writer Leland Gregory employs his masterful wit to reveal old myths, fake "facts," unusual occasions, and stories of human stupidity all through history.

If it is going to surprise you to benefit that Benjamin Franklin didn't observe electrical energy, you'll have fun with this tackle countless numbers of ancient legends and debacles. Historians and humorists alike should be shocked to profit that:

* Samuel Prescott made the recognized horseback experience into harmony, no longer Paul Revere.

* As a member of Parliament, Isaac Newton spoke just once. He requested for an open window.

* On April 24, 1898, Spain declared struggle at the united states, therefore beginning the Spanish-American battle. The U.S. declared warfare the very subsequent day, yet no longer desirous to be outdone, had the date at the assertion replaced from April 25 to April 21.

With those and lots of different tales, best slapstick comedian Leland Gregory once more highlights either the unusual and the humorous facet of humankind.

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Then you can change it round and make it sound better. A glossary is shiny. A man who writes books is called Arthur. 41 A PIS OF CAK My favourite book is The Animals Of Farting Wood. If you don’t want to use a full stop you can use an exsitement mark instead. 42 ENGLISH AND THE ARTS 2 words can be joind together by a syphen. A syphen is sometimes called a bash. In last year’s Christmas concert, Linzi played the main prat. I played one of the smaller prats and I woud like to have a bigger prat this year.

You can get to France on a train in the Tunnel or you can go on a fairy. People can live in all kinbs of bildings. Most people live in hoses, fats or dungalows. 56 GEOGRAPHY In London you can go around on a speshal train called the tub. There is a famos shop calld Harolds where rich people go. York is Roman town built on the river Ooze. 57 A PIS OF CAK They used to think the earth was fat but it is really round. Its shape is called a spear. You can get across the canal on a ferry or a hoovercraft.

32 HISTORY They used to go down the mine on a lift and ride on a little train with a helmet on until they got to where the coat was growing in the rock. People used to put this coat on their fire. They used to go down the mine on a lift and ride on a little train with a helmet on until they got to where the coat was growing in the rock. People used to put this coat on their fire. 33 A PIS OF CAK I had traveled back in time to the war. I tried to buy a drink but I only had new money on me and it was going to cost me a shitting.

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