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By Robert Evans

"Mixing technology, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a vibrant photo of ways undesirable behavior outfitted the area we all know and love."
—David Wong, writer of John Dies on the End

History hasn't ever been extra fun—or extra intoxicating.

weapons, germs, and metal may have remodeled us from hunter-gatherers into glossy guy, yet booze, intercourse, trash speak, and tripping outfitted our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged study and full of life perception to discover the various and sumptuous methods vice has motivated heritage, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored an immense victory for women’s rights to the beer that helped create—and destroy—South America's first empire. And Evans is going deeper than just writing approximately historical debauchery; he recreates a few of history's most delightful (and such a lot painful) vices and comprises courses so that you can stick to alongside at domestic. You’ll learn the way to:
• Trip like a Greek philosopher.
• Rave like your Stone Age ancestors.
• Get inebriated like a Sumerian.
• Smoke a nostril pipe like a pre–Columbian local American.

A party of the courageous, drunken pioneers who outfitted our civilization one doubtless undesirable determination at a time, A short heritage of Vice explores a facet of the prior that mainstream background books like to conceal.

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Which has been described by many commentators as having ritualistic or religious meaning for its participants. If Dr. Till is correct, modern raves and music festivals aren’t some sign of modern decadence ushered in by the hippie era. Rather, they’re a very old piece of human culture reasserting itself after a long dormancy. But what does he mean by “trance-like state”? The Weird Science of Mind-Altering Beats Every drum has a natural resonant frequency. If you beat the drum at a particular tempo, it’ll produce louder, clearer notes.

Matt Black My cameraman, Matt, stood on the far side of the ’Henge from me, inside one of the inner trilithons. In his video of the event, the hum isn’t really evident until the first minute in, and it gets its loudest around two minutes in. Watching the videos makes it clear just how big a difference the listener’s position has on the effect: The band sounded substantially larger where I was standing, even though Matt was closer. After a few minutes, we decided to split the band: Half of them would increase their volume and continue drumming, while the other half would join me in the center and listen for the hum.

Beer” didn’t give birth to civilization alone. The desire to hold bigger and better feasts featuring, yes, beer, but also piles of food and music, is what led to the birth of human civilization. We literally started building towns and, eventually, cities so that we could throw cooler parties. See, I’m a nerd. So when I realize I like something (in this case “general debauchery”), my natural impulse is to start reading as much about it as I can. That’s how I learned that one of the first great victories for women’s rights in history was thanks to a prostitute who became an empress.

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