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Why Didn't I Think of That?

101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying

About The Book

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.

About The Author

An Adams Media author.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (March 18, 2010)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781440506987

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