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Mistakes That Worked : The World's Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be
by Charlotte Foltz Jones and John Obrien


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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.  Read more...


 
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More About Mistakes That Worked by Charlotte Foltz Jones; John Obrien
 
 
 
Overview

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.

"A splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining . . . a gem." --Booklist, Starred


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399552021
  • ISBN-10: 0399552022
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - Experiments & Projects
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Technology - How Things Work/Are Made

 
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