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    Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati

    Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati
    Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati
    SKU: 2210585
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    For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the foremost specialist on everything tells how and why hundreds of everyday items, expressions, and customs we take for granted came into existence.
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    Price: P330.00
    Product Details
    Format: Trade paperback

    Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf/storage wear

    Size: 6.0"x9.0"

    Pages: 464pp, 1991 edition

    Others: All defects if any are formulated into pricing. May or may not have previous store stickers. Items were inspected but may still overlook writings/inscriptions.

    How chewing gum and Silly Putty began as substitutes for rubber. How potato chip emerged from an act of pique on the part of an Idian named Crum. How a socialite invented the dishwasher because servants too frequently broke her expensive china. Why April Fool's day started out as New Year's Eve, a joke in itself. How the song "Happy Birthday To You" began as a kindergarten jingle titled "Good Morning To All". How the zipper was one man's attempt to make obsolete not buttons.. but shoelaces! How the newlywed husband came to the aid of his accident-prone bride w/ the invention of the band-aid. How the hot dog began as an outlawed Roman sausage and received its name at a New York baseball game. How the original Goldilocks was a disgruntled gray-haired crone, tortured by the three bears and more!! Highly recommended!
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