If there's one thing history teaches, again and again, it's this: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. The Book of the Dumb chronicles some of the biggest and funniest moments of folly in every field of human endeavor. From idiotic utterances to dumb decisions like vegetable-flavored Jell-O or land wars during bitterly cold Russian winters, it's all here in a format perfect for samplings or extended reads. Chapters include the Dumbest Fad of the 20th Century (pole-sitting), the Dumbest Dead-End Technology Ever (the much-maligned 8-track tape), and the Dumbest Baseball Trade (Red Sox trade Babe Ruth). This latest addition to the best-selling series also offers stupid quotes, crackpot theories, and more in a celebration of all things stupid.
Used availability for John Scalzi's Uncle John's Presents Book of the Dumb
November 2003 : USA Paperback
October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Uncle John's Presents Book of the Dumb
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Portable Press
Availability: Amazon UK