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Mistakes That Worked

40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be
  • By Charlotte Jones
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The greatest discoveries are made outside the classroom Learn all about mistakes that changed the world with this collection of the strange stories behind everyday inventions Perfect for back to school -- no matter what that looks like

SANDWICHES came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. POTATO CHIPS were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren't thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have fascinating stories behind them too Their unusual tales, and many more, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this fun-filled book about everyday items that had surprisingly haphazard beginnings.

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"A splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining . . . a gem." --Booklist, Starred

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780385320436
    • Manufacturer: DOUBLEDAY & CO
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780385320436
    • UMPH: 544401
    • ISBN 10: 0385320434
    • Publication Date: 05/01/1994
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Charlotte Jones
    • Page Count: 96
    • Width: 8.01 inches
    • Height: 0.34 inches
    • Length: 8.06 inches
    • Weight: 0.51 pounds
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