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By Andy Warner

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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

Brief Histories of daily items is a picture journey in the course of the strange production 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. based round the varied 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 customarily outstanding and infrequently complicated histories at the back of the goods we regularly take with no consideration. Readers learn the way Velcro was once 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 an intensive feminist and anti-capitalist, the sport Monopoly. this can be either a e-book of histories and a ebook approximately histories. It explores how lies develop into legends, alternate routes spring up, and empires upward thrust and fall—all from the viewpoint of your toothbrush or toilet.

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