Never kiss a rattlesnake. Put on the parachute before
jumping from the plane. Don't bring your dog along if you're going to rob a bank. These seem like obvious enough strategies but, unfortunately, we seem to be a race of rattlesnake kissers.
Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race is a hilarious collection of the stupid things that people do-even the really smart people. ""Part 1: The Stupid Chronicles"" details the unbelievably idiotic things people have done, organized by such topics as politics, history, sports, arts, science, and dumb plays in the face of fate. ""Part 2: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Stupidity but Were Too Smart to Ask"" looks at the track record of human stupidity in all its dumb glory. And ""Part 3: How to Destupify"" offers tongue-in-cheek advice on how to avoid ending up in a future edition of the book.