Why Didn't I Think of That?: 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying

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Adams Media, Mar 18, 2010 - Reference - 224 pages
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This book proves not all successful inventions are the greatest thing since sliced bread (not even sliced bread, which is literally just a pre-cut loaf for lazy loafs). This humorous guide to mind-blowing inventions deconstructs just how complex these can't-live-without necessities really are, while providing some insightful(ly funny) lessons to future inventors, such as: Yo-yos--deadly weapons do make great kids' toys; Soccer--boredom is the stepmother of invention; Bottled water--there is no such thing as a stupid idea. Complete with useful trivia--like the fact that 100 trillion paperclips have been sold--readers will be able to impress their friends by hardly trying.

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Anthony Rubino, Jr. (New York, NY) is a writer and cartoonist who combines humor, art, and pop culture to create nonsense of the highest quality. And as a contributor to MAD, Cracked, and National Lampoon, Rubino knows a lot about nonsense.

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