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The story behind : the extraordinary history behind ordinary objects

Author: Emily Prokop
Publisher: Coral Gables, FL : Mango Publishing Group, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn fascinating history and trivia you never knew about things we use on a daily basis from the host of highly popular The Story Behind podcast.
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Genre/Form: History
Popular works
Trivia and miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Prokop
ISBN: 9781633538283 1633538281
OCLC Number: 1065537765
Description: 255 pages : illustrations; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part one: At the office. Bubble wrap ; Comic Sans ; Correction fluid ; The paper clip ; The pink slip --
Part two: Fashion. Buttons ; Mustaches ; Nail polish ; Pockets ; Tattoos ; The t-shirt --
Part three: Food. Bubble gum ; Chocolate chip cookies ; Dr Pepper ; The lollipop ; Peanut butter ; Pretzels ; Salt water taffy ; Sliced bread --
Part four: Fun & games. Crossword puzzles ; The hula hoop ; Hypnosis ; Ping-pong ; Roller skates ; The Slinky ; The treadmill ; Water guns --
Part five: In the home. Band-Aids ; Diapers ; The dishwasher ; The lead pipe ; The paper bag ; Solar panels ; Tissues ; The toothbrush --
Part six: Music. Lullabies ; Musicals ; The Theremin --
Part seven: Out & about. The fire hydrant ; Gas masks ; Mad hatters ; The smiley face ; The traffic light ; Windshield wipers --
Part eight: Technology. Caller ID ; Kevlar ; Podcasts ; Voice recognition --
Part nine: Weapons. Gunpowder ; The revolver.
Responsibility: Emily Prokop.

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Learn fascinating history and trivia you never knew about things we use on a daily basis from the host of highly popular THE STORY BEHIND podcast.  Read more...

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