Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History, Cody Cassidy
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Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History

Author: Cody Cassidy

Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris

Unabridged: 4 hr 55 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 05/05/2020

Genre: History - Civilization

Synopsis

Who wore the first pants? Who painted the first masterpiece? Who first rode the horse? This madcap adventure across ancient history uses everything from modern genetics to archaeology to uncover the geniuses behind these and other world-changing innovations.

Who invented the wheel? Who told the first joke? Who drank the first beer? Who was the murderer in the first murder mystery, who was the first surgeon, who sparked the first fire--and most critically, who was the first to brave the slimy, pale oyster?

In this book, writer Cody Cassidy digs deep into the latest research to uncover the untold stories of some of these incredible innovators (or participants in lucky accidents). With a sharp sense of humor and boundless enthusiasm for the wonders of our ancient ancestors, Who Ate the First Oyster? profiles the perpetrators of the greatest firsts and catastrophes of prehistory, using the lives of individuals to provide a glimpse into ancient cultures, show how and why these critical developments occurred, and educate us on a period of time that until recently we've known almost nothing about.

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