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Do you know how many things in your daily life were invented by accident? SANDWICHES came about when an English earl was too busy gambling to eat his meal and needed to keep one hand free. POTATO CHIPS were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes weren't thin enough. Coca-Cola, Silly Putty, and X rays have fascinating stories behind them too! Their unusual tales, and many more, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts, make up this fun-filled book about everyday items that had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. "A splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining . . . a gem." -- Booklist, Starred

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Grouped Work ID e37b5ea1-14ee-d685-2a28-4d4f52fedc06
Full title mistakes that worked
Author jones charlotte foltz
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subject_facet Inventions, Inventions -- History, Inventions -- Juvenile literature
title_display Mistakes that worked
title_full Mistakes That Worked, Mistakes that worked / Charlotte Foltz Jones, Mistakes that worked / Charlotte Foltz Jones ; illustrated by John O'Brien, Mistakes that worked / by Charlotte Foltz Jones ; illustrated by John O'Brien
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topic_facet History, Inventions, Juvenile Nonfiction, Reference, Science, Technology