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SOURCES AND MORE INFO BELOW:
Jared Diamond’s “The World Until Yesterday”: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-World-Until-Yesterday-Traditional/dp/0141024488/

music by: youtube.com/jakechudnow

Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce

more on WEIRD: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/05/weird_psychology_social_science_researchers_rely_too_much_on_western_college.html

incorrect predictions: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Incorrect_predictions

More famous INCORRECT predictions:

http://www.rense.com/general81/dw.htm
http://web.mit.edu/randy/www/words.html

history of miscegenation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miscegenation

debunked scientific beliefs: http://listverse.com/2009/01/19/10-debunked-scientific-beliefs-of-the-past/

Hollow Earth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollow_Earth

Hollow Concave Earth: http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/koreshan-state-historic-site

Concave Earth spying attempt: http://bit.ly/1gnDwRE

Scathing reviews of masterpieces:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/30497/11-early-scathing-reviews-works-now-considered-masterpieces
15 Scathing Early Reviews of Classic Novels

Thomas Midgley, Jr.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Midgley,_Jr.

QI clip about Midgley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZAnnvSOEmw

Inventors killed by own inventions (AllTime10s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu9KXQmL2d8

50 worst inventions: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1991915_1991909_1991817,00.html

Nevin Lead and crime study: http://pic.plover.com/Nevin/Nevin2007.pdf

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