Why Did Isaac Newton Invent The Cat Flap How Did The First Mousetrap Come About Why Did It Take Nearly 20 Years To Make Sliced BreadFrom The Moment The Alarm Clock Wakes Us Up In The Morning Until The Time We Switch The Light Off At Night, We Are Surrounded By Things Without Which Our Lives Would Be Impossible Microwaves, Televisions, Cars, Cell Phones, And Credit Cards The List Is Endless Yet How Often Do We Consider How Such Miniature Wonders Of Our Lives Came About, Who Invented Them, And Why The Answers Are Often Incredibly Interesting In This Delightful Volume, Harry Oliver Reveals The Most Diverting And Amusing Stories That Lie Behind The Objects And Inventions We Take For Granted, From Household Items To The Technology That Fills Our World Everything Around Us Was Born From An Idea, And As You Read The Pages In This Book, The Ordinary Will Soon Appear Rather Extraordinary Than It Did Before. Some interesting facts learned like tea bags were invented by a tea trader who sent out tea samples in little silk bags His customers loved the idea but said the water couldn t seep well in silk so another bloke used paper bags instead and this worked In WWII the soldiers got paper tea bags in their kits and once the war was over everyone had access to the bags.Then the Cat flap was invented by Sir Issac Newton becaus
This book tells us about the origins and inventors of our daily life objects in a short and amusing story.I like this non fiction book a lot because it is interesting and teaches us many things in a fun and amusing way While I was reading, I was laughing and learning at the same time My favourite part was about cat flaps Issac Newtown invented the first known cat flap He loved his cat but when he was working, his cat kept nudging the door to his laboratory open So, he made a cat f
If you want the facts, go to Wikipedia If you want bad comic takes on stuff, go to a tabloid newspaper Don t read this if you like your literature proof read or competently edited The penny farthing was so called, according to this apology for an author, because the penny was
So many inventions that are now part of modern life were actually conceived much longer ago than I would ve expected Three stars for the content, but the author s use of fairly lame humour detracts a bit from the reading experience. Interesting and informative.My favorite is the Cat Flap that Issac Newton made do for his darling cat to go in and out of his lab.Come to think of it, mom may like to make one for her Bedroom door for CatKat and screen off the air condition. Fun and interesting Some of these origin stories I have read elsewhere before, whilst others were new to me, which was good I read this one during my breaks at work, as it was easy to put down and pick up again later. While not all entries are fun to read, there are some fascinating details about the origins of objects we use every day.
- 304 pages
- Cat Flaps and Mouse Traps
- Harry Oliver
- 03 December 2017 Harry Oliver