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By Nick Belardes

Were you aware that Thomas Jefferson's grandson was once an ax assassin? Do you pride figuring out that a few dinosaurs have been as teeny tiny as hens? ask yourself what it's wish to reside in Hell city on the finish of the realm? How approximately an disorder so surreal it's named after Alice in Wonderland? In A People's heritage of the odd, historian Nick Belardes has dug into the uncooked resource fabric present in historic information, clinical reports, and libraries across the world to discover proof, lists, definitions, and brilliant info certain to supply readers with the simplest cocktail dialog issues for a few years to come back! additionally chanced on listed below are first-person interviews with those that can clarify the unexplained, from the completely perplexing Mothman conspiracy to mystery megastar Wars Jedi non secular cults and the charmingly eccentric for the reason that British aerospace engineers despatched teddy bears floating out into area. those real-world proof are outlandish sufficient to sharpen the mind and occupy readers' minds for hours of leisure.

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