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Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be
Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be
Jones, Charlotte Foltz2016
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Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? 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.
Main title:
Mistakes that worked : the world's familiar inventions and how they came to be / Charlotte Foltz Jones ; illustrated by John O'Brien.
Imprint:
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016
Collation:
x, 84 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1991.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
ch. 1 Favorite Foods -- Frozen Dinner Rolls -- Cheese -- Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Coca-Cola -- Doughnut Holes -- Fudge -- Ice Cream Cone -- Maple Syrup -- Popsicles -- Potato Chips -- Sandwiches -- Tea -- Tea Bags -- ch. 2 Doctor, Doctor -- Aspirin -- Seeing Eye Dogs -- Penicillin -- X-Rays -- ch. 3 Fun, Fun, Fun -- The Frisbee -- Piggy Bank -- Silly Putty -- Slinky -- ch. 4 All Kinds of Accidental Things -- Bricks -- Glass -- Glassblowing -- Safety Glass -- Ivory Soap -- Paper Towels -- Post-It Notes -- Vulcanization of Rubber -- ch. 5 What They Wear -- Cinderella's Glass Slipper -- Velcro -- Leotards -- Levi's Jeans -- Trouser Cuffs.
ISBN:
9780399552021
Dewey class:
609
Language:
English
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Sandringham LibraryJunior Science and TechnologyJ 609 JONAvailable
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