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

Author: Oliver, Harry

Publisher: Perigee Books

Format:Softcover

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Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops: The Origins of Objects in Our Everyday Lives : 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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Reference   Curiosities & Wonders

ISBN 13:9780399535628
ISBN 10:0399535624
Format:Softcover
Language:English
Pages:223
Size:7.80" l x 4.40" w x 0.70" h
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