Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 6, 2009 - Reference - 256 pages
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For anyone who ever wanted to know the history of the chocolate chip cookie, earmuffs, and Daylight Savings!

Firsts, history through the milestones of human achievement, are fun. And Wilson Casey, trivia expert, has collected over 500 firsts in nearly every major category of culture: from fashion to food, politics to science, entertainment to art to architecture. Each 'first' is a full explanation of the topic at hand, written in a humorous yet authoritative style. It includes:

?The true history of the golf tee

?How a blind man came up with cruise control

?The myth behind the origins of the Caesar salad

?Why and how the first dieter dieted

  

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User Review  - Sandra305 - LibraryThing

Wilson's book includes a little bit of everything--from the origin of artificial organs to the origin of the first burger chain. I discovered so many intriguing "firsts" that I had never known before ... Read full review

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Contents

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Section 31

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About the author (2009)

Wilson Casey, known as The Trivia Guy, has a syndicated column, an award-winning website and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. King Features syndicates his weekly Bible Trivia column, which runs in over 100 newspapers around the country. He lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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