by Ken Lytle & Katie Corcoran Lytle, MA
I like to have a book with me everywhere I go, and I love everything history, so this not quite pocket size book was perfect. It had little anecdotes starting with the very first "eff up": Adam & Eve eating the apple. It continues all the way up through 2010, mentioning some obvious eff ups like:
-the sinking of the Titanic
-the Greeks accepting the Trojan Horse
-Y2K (and how it didn't happen)
-the Salem Witch Trials
and some more obscure eff ups like:
-the introduction of rabbits to Australia
-the Grover Shoe Factory Explosion in Brockton, Massachusetts
-the Great Fire of Meireki
-Edward III of England making unions illigal.
This book is interesting and good for random anecdotes about history. Could come in handy on trivia night.