Bubble Gum And Hula Hoops

By Harry Oliver

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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

Book Title Bubble Gum And Hula Hoops
ISBN 9780399535628
By Author(s) Harry Oliver
Publisher Perigee Books
Pages 240
Format Paperback
Dimensions 11.18cm x 1.78cm x 19.81cm
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