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By Andy Warner


Hilarious, unique, and illustrated histories at the back of a few of life's commonest and underappreciated items - from the paperclip and the toothbrush to the activities bra and curler skates

Brief Histories of daily gadgets is a photograph journey during the strange construction of a few of the mundane goods that encompass us in our day-by-day lives. Chapters are peppered with ballpoint pen riots, cowboy wars, and very undesirable Victorian sensible jokes. dependent round the various destinations in our domestic and day-by-day life—the kitchen, the rest room, the place of work, and the grocery store—award-nominated illustrator Andy Warner lines the usually superb and infrequently complicated histories in the back of the goods we frequently take with no consideration. Readers find out how Velcro used to be created after a Swiss engineer took his puppy for a stroll; how a naval engineer invented the Slinky; a German housewife, the espresso clear out; and a thorough feminist and anti-capitalist, the sport Monopoly. this can be either a ebook of histories and a e-book approximately histories. It explores how lies turn into legends, alternate routes spring up, and empires upward push and fall—all from the point of view of your toothbrush or toilet.

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