Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Story of Mankind in 79 Words
Most of them did.
But some survived. Their descendants learned to use sharp sticks and make fire. Later they learned to make stone tips for their spears, and hide scrapers. Later still, they learned to make intercontinental ballistic missiles and bulldozers.
Then they returned to the forest, leveled it, and built a shopping mall.
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Again, I don't know why you would: but some folks do.
Or, rather, don't.