They Did What?!

They Did What?!

Your Guide to Weird & Wacky Things People Do

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A compendium of outrageous historical facts, bloopers, hoaxes, advertising, urban legends, and inventions--from pet rocks and air guitar contests to turkey-and-gravy soda--presents a satirical combination of history, science, and culture.

Perseus Publishing
Over the course of history, humankind has achieved remarkable things: the Great Pyramids, space travel, and the World Wide Web. But what about the eccentricities, the famous bloopers, the bits that have been edited out for so long, like pet rocks, air guitar contests, and turkey-and-gravy soda? It’s time to embrace, not erase! With They Did WHAT?!, Jeff Szpirglas awards the booby prize to history’s most absurd behaviors and creations. ?What if” scenarios parody ridiculous events: ?What if the latest fad was barracuda swallowing?” (Forget goldfish.) Recurrent characters, Professor and Student, engage in a witty banter, offering quirky facts and related information. Dave Whamond’s playful illustrations complement this satirical mix of history, science, and culture.


Baker
& Taylor

A hilarious compendium of outrageous historical facts, bloopers, hoaxes, advertising, urban legends, and inventions--from pet rocks and air guitar contests to turkey-and-gravy soda--presents a delightfully satirical combination of history, science, and culture. Simultaneous.

Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781897066232
1897066236
9781897066225
1897066228
Branch Call Number: YS 031.02 SZP
Additional Contributors: Whamond, Dave

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Apr 26, 2014

lots of information in an interesting way

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