Mistakes That Worked
The World's Familiar Inventions and How They Came to BeUnknown - 2016 | First edition, New edition.
Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? a 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. a aoA splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining . . . a gem.o - Booklist, Starreda
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 
Edition: First edition, New edition.
Copyright Date: ©1991
Branch Call Number: J 609 Jon
Characteristics: x, 84 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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