The book of origins: discover the amazing origins of the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the people we know, the languages we speak, and the things we use
Everything--from the mundane (the pencil) to the catastrophic (the atom bomb)--has an origin, but often it's not what we expect. A few things you may not have known: * Gandhi was married at age thirteen! * Chinese fortune cookies are an American invention and were not eaten in China until the 1990s when they were advertised as "Genuine American Fortune Cookies." * Bayer lost the trademark for aspirin (which they had held since 1897) as part of the reparations Germany was forced to pay after World War I. * The original idea for the electric chair came from an American dentist. For aspiring mindblowers and wanna-be know-it-alls, The Book of Origins is a treasure trove of trivia and fascinating facts guaranteed to entertain and enlighten.
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|subject_facet||Civilization -- Miscellanea, Handbooks and manuals, Trivia and miscellanea|
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|title_full||The book of origins : discover the amazing origins of the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the people we know, the languages we speak, and the things we use / Trevor Homer|
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