Mistakes that Worked - eBook
Mistakes that Worked - eBook  -     By: Charlotte Foltz Jones
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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: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9780307557988
ISBN-13: 9780307557988
Ages: 7-11

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 is the author of Mistakes That WorkedAccidents May Happen, Eat Your Words, and Fingerprints and Talking Bones.

John O’Brien has held writing fellowships at the University of Iowa and Stanford University, and he was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. His work has appeared in Hudson ReviewMassachusetts ReviewTriQuarterlyCountry JournalHarrowsmith, and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He lives with his wife, Becky, in Franklin, West Virginia.

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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