I thought Tom and Ray might be interested in a fewhighlights from the new book, "Non Campus Mentis: World HistoryAccording to College Students". Enjoy!

"History, a record of things left behind by past generations,started in 1815. Thus we should try to view historical times asthe behind of the present. This gives incite into the anals ofthe past."

"Civilization woozed out of the Nile about 300,000 years ago.The Nile was a river that had some water in it. Every year itwould flood and irritate the land. This tended to make thepeople nervous."

"Judyism was the first monolithic religion. It had one big Godnamed 'Yahoo'."

"Noah's ark came to it's end near Mt. Arafat."

"These pre-Socratics lived long before Plato and were notdecisively influenced by his work."

"Plato invented reality. He was teacher to Harris Tottle, authorof The Republicans."

"Socrates was accused of sophmorism and sentenced to die ofhemroyds."

"Cesar inspired his men by stating, 'I came, I saw, I went'.When he was assinated, he is reported to have said, 'Me too,Brutus!'"

"Eventually Christian started the new religion with sayingslike, 'The mice shall inherit the earth'. Later Christiansfortunately abandoned this idea."

"Romans persacuted Christians by lionizing them in publicstadiums."

"Without the discovery of the flying buttock it would have beenan impossible job to build the Gothic cathedral."

(Regarding the Black Plague): "Death rates exceeded 100% in sometowns."

"This was a time of stunned growth. The plague also helped theemergence of English as the national language of England,France, and Italy."

"Renaissance merchants were beautiful and almost lifelike. Theyenriched themselves by planting wool and selling it forclothing. They increased these profets by paying interest topeople who borrowed money from them. This produced even moregrits for the mills of change."

"Hitler, who had become depressed for some reason, crawled underBerlin. Here he had his wife Evita put to sleep, and then shothimself in the bonker."

"The Allies landed near Italy's toe and gradually advanced upher leg, where they hoped to find Musalini."

"Stalin, Rosevelt, Churchill, and Truman were known as the 'bigthree'."

"Unfortunately the Second World War was not concluded until1957. A whole generation had been wiped out in two world wars,and their forlorne families were left to pick up the peaces."

"The Civil Rights movement in the USA turned around the cornerwith Martin Luther Junior's famous 'If I Had a Hammer' speech."

"The East and West made mends with each other. The Berlin Mallwas removed. Many Eastern Europeans experienced a new form ofarousal at this time."

"It is now the age of now. This concept grinds our critical,seething minds to a halt."

(published by Workman Publishing of New York)


[ As Read on Car Talk ]