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Mistakes That Worked : 40 Familiar Inventions and How They Came to Be (Reissue) (Paperback) (Charlotte

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Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings.Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Recounting the fascinating stories behind the accidental inventions of forty familiar objects and products, this collection, illustrated by the artist of the New Yorker, tells of the origins of Frisbees, Post-it Notes, potato chips, Silly Putty, and more. Reprint.
Edition: Reissue

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