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Why Didn't I Think of That?

101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying

Writer and cartoonist Anthony Rubino, Jr. hilariously shares 101 inventions that bizarrely changed the world.

Why Didn't I Think of That? proves not all successful inventions are the greatest thing since sliced bread (not even sliced bread, which is literally just a precut loaf for lazy loafs).

This humorous guide to “mind-blowing” inventions deconstructs just how complex these can't-live-without necessities really are, while providing some insightful(ly funny) lessons to future inventors, such as:

Yo-yos: Deadly weapons do make great kids' toys.

Soccer: Boredom is the stepmother of invention.

Bottled water: There is no such thing as a stupid idea.

Complete with useful trivia--like the fact that 100 trillion paperclips have been sold--readers will be able to impress their friends by hardly trying.