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Mistakes That Worked

release date: Oct 11, 2016
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Mistakes That Worked
Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Accidents May Happen

release date: Aug 31, 2011
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Accidents May Happen
From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them."

Mistakes that Worked

release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Mistakes that Worked
"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 [interesting] stories behind them, too"--

The King who Barked

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The King who Barked
Stories about real animals who have held positions of leadership, from mayor to king.

Eat Your Words

release date: Aug 07, 2018
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Eat Your Words
Baked Alaska, melba toast, hush puppies, and coconuts. You'd be surprised at how these food names came to be. And have you ever wondered why we use the expression "selling like hotcakes"? Or how about "spill the beans"? There are many fascinating and funny stories about the language of food--and the food hidden in our language! Charlotte Foltz Jones has compiled a feast of her favorite anecdotes, and John O'Brien's delightfully pun-filled drawings provide the dessert. Bon appetit!

Mistakes That Worked

release date: Jan 01, 1991
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Westward Ho!

release date: Jan 01, 2005
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Westward Ho!
A collective biography of eleven men who explored the American West in the 18th and 19th centuries, including ship's officers, fur traders, and Army officers.

Mistakes that Worked

release date: Jan 01, 1991
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Mistakes that Worked
Presents the stories behind forty things that were invented or named by accident, including aspirin, X-rays, frisbees, silly putty, and velcro.

Colorado Wildflowers

release date: Jan 01, 1994
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Colorado Wildflowers
A beginner's field guide to the state's most common flowers.

Yukon Gold

release date: Jan 01, 1999
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Yukon Gold
Recounts the quest for gold that took place in the late 1890s in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory of northwestern Canada.
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