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Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops (The Origins of Objects in Our Everyday Lives)

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9780399535628
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Overview

The fascinating and funny origins of everyday objects-bliss for history hounds, language lovers and trivia buffs.

In this delightful volume, Harry Oliver reveals the most unusual and unexpected stories behind the household necessities, toys, common objects, technological advances, and everyday items we all take for granted. Who hasn't wondered:

?Whether Thomas Crapper really invented the toilet

?What accident led to the invention of the microwave

?Why it took nearly twenty years for someone to finally decide to slice bread

?How laziness resulted in the invention of the dishwasher

?Which discovery made the milkshake possible

?Which king's fancy for his mistress inspired the first elevator

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Harry Oliver
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    240
    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group (January 5, 2010)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780399535628
    ISBN-10:
    0399535624
    Weight:
    6oz
    Dimensions:
    4.5" x 8" x 0.6"
    Case Pack:
    52
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH_Book_Company_PRH_PRT_Onix_full_active_D20191006T124253_4647712-20191006.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    As low as:
    $9.58
    List Price:
    $12.95
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A
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