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.
Indonesian (100 word version)
Revised History (in English)
Revised History (in Klingon)
High School Graduation Speech
Beavis and Butthead
Biblical (Genesis 1:1 to Genesis 2:3)
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
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
ROT0 through ROT25