New PDF release: A (Brief) History of Vice - How Bad Behavior Built

By Robert Evans

"Mixing technology, humor, and grossly irresponsible self-experimentation, Evans paints a shiny photo of the way 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 reworked us from hunter-gatherers into glossy guy, yet booze, intercourse, trash speak, and tripping equipped our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged learn and full of life perception to discover the numerous and luxurious methods vice has prompted background, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored an incredible 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 pleasurable (and so much painful) vices and comprises publications so that you can stick with alongside at domestic. You’ll learn the way to:
• Trip like a Greek philosopher.
• Rave like your Stone Age ancestors.
• Get under the influence of alcohol like a Sumerian.
• Smoke a nostril pipe like a pre–Columbian local American.

A social gathering of the courageous, drunken pioneers who outfitted our civilization one likely undesirable determination at a time, A short historical past of Vice explores an aspect of the previous that mainstream historical past books wish to conceal.

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I couldn’t afford to brew beer, though. A five-gallon batch cost upward of forty dollars in ingredients, a fortune in teenager money. Thankfully, there was a dirtier, easier, route: I could buy a bunch of cheap fruit, mash it up, toss it into a bucket with water and yeast, and let that turn into something foul but intoxicating. My friends and I called the resultant brew “hobo jug wine,” and here is the recipe we used: Ingredients 1 five-gallon food-grade plastic bucket 1 length of hose, a finger’s width or so 1 smaller bucket Enough pineapples/oranges/apples/whatever fruit to fill up half the bucket Directions Peel and chop the fruit and fill the bucket half full of fruit.

And if you match that frequency you can cause the space to resonate, producing a hum not unlike running your finger along the rim of a very large glass. Doctors Till and Fazenda estimated Stonehenge’s resonant frequency at around 10 Hz. Hertz, or Hz, is a science-talk way of measuring the number of counts per second of sound. Ten hertz is between 150 and 160 beats per minute (BPM). So the theory is that enough ancients playing loudly enough at a steady 150 BPM pace would’ve caused the whole ’Henge to hum like an enormous Tibetan prayer bowl.

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