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Here are forty of the most curious events in world history. Though they span the centuries and circle the globe, they share one common trait: all were too peculiar to make it into the standard history books. Read these fascinating accounts and learn about:
- The craze for consuming powdered mummy to cure all ailments
- The medieval courtroom advocate who pled the case of plaintiff rats
- The U.S. President who was shot by an assassin but killed by his doctors' earnest efforts to treat him
If you thought you knew all you needed to know about history, this book will show you some truly curious gaps in your knowledge.