Mistakes That Worked
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A splatter of goo on a scientist's shoe and the world gets Scotchgard. Potato chips were first cooked by a chef who was furious at a customer who complained that his fried potatoes were not thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, X rays, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. Discover the haphazard beginnings of 40 products we now take for granted. Hilariously illustrated and filled with fun facts and fascinating anecdotes, these tales of mishaps gone right prove that sometimes accident is the mother of invention. Recommended for ages 8 to adult.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 78
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1994
Dimensions: 8.06 X 8.01 X 0.34 (inches)
ISBN: 0385320434
ISBN-13: 9780385320436
Ages: 8-12

Publisher's Description

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!

Author Bio

CHARLOTTE FOLTZ JONES was an author of award-winning nonfiction books for children, as well as numerous magazine articles.

JOHN O'BRIEN is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker magazine and has illustrated many popular children's books.

Editorial Reviews

"Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."--Booklist, starred review.

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  1. Teresa Gilstrap
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    Teresa Gilstrap
    This books is so full of facts and has really enlightened us to so many things. Simply put, it's fascinating. It's been great reading for my 11 year old son and would even make a great collection for the coffee table. It's amazing for us to think of the things we wouldn't have if it hadn't been for mistakes.
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