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Universal History Translation Project


The History of the Universe in 200 Words or Less appeared in the January/February 1997 issue of the Annals of Improbable Research. Since then, it has been translated into more than thirty languages, and researchers all over the world are working on further translations. Several papers, presentations, books and plays have featured and/or been directly or indirectly based on the history, including A Briefer History of Time. The history has received some media attention, and has been used in several college and secondary school classes. In an attempt to conserve precious bandwidth, mirror sites for the history have been established around the globe. Many readers have felt compelled to comment on the piece.
 
 
 

Translations

Original English Version (Wiki Version)
 

Afrikaans

Brazilian Portuguese

Bulgarian

Catalan

Chinese

Czech

Danish

Dutch

Esperanto

Estonian

Finnish

French

Frisian

Galego

German

Greek

Hebrew

Hungarian

Indonesian (100 word version)

Irish

Italian

Japanese

Latin

Malay

Norwegian

Occitan

Persian

Piemônteis

Portuguese

Romanian

Russian

Spanish

Swedish

Turkish

Welsh

Different Versions

Christian History

Mexican History

Revised History (in English)

Revised History (in Klingon)
 
High School Graduation Speech

Pseudo-Translations

Alphabetized

ASCII

Backwards

Beavis and Butthead

Biblical (Genesis 1:1 to Genesis 2:3)

Binary

Braille

British English

Buddhist

C

C++

Cabbie

Dissociated

DNA

Egg Latin

Elmer Fudd

English to French to English

English to French to English to German to English

English to French to English to German to English to Italian to English

English to French to English to German to English to Italian to English to Portuguese to English

English to French to English to German to English to Italian to English to Portuguese to English to Spanish to English

Free-Verse

History of the Universe in 0 Words or Less

History of the Universe in 2 Words or Less

History of the Universe in 2 Words or Less (Agnostic)

History of the Universe in 2 Words or Less (Religious)

History of the Universe in 6 Words or Less

History of the Universe in 100 Words or Less

Middle English

Morse Code

Multi-lingual

Musician

Pidgin

Pig Latin

Quartermaster

Restoration English

ROT13

ROT0 through ROT25

Shampoo

Slurred

Swedish Chef

Thesaurus

Tut

Underwater

WaReZ

Y2K

Zovasjne

Let me know if you'd like to contribute to the Universal History Translation Project!

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Steve Jackson's Illuminated Site of the Week: November 28, 1997


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Eric Schulman