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Why Didn't I Think of That?: 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying
 
 
Author
Anthony Rubino Jr.
Publisher Adams Media  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.55 inches
ISBN 9781440500107
Pages/Publication Date 210/2010
Daedalus Item Code 41374
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A writer and cartoonist who spent most of his career contributing to MAD, Cracked, and National Lampoon, Anthony Rubino here applies his somewhat sober and mature reasoning to assess 100 simple inventions that have nonetheless had an enormous impact on our society. From Barbed Wire ("A really pointy fence") to Cabbage Patch Kids ("Creepy dolls with birth certificates"), from Lightning Rods ("Ben Franklin is the man) to Plastic Milk Crates ("Furniture for college students"), here are Rubino's puckish takes on the items we could scarcely do without, complete with bar bet–worthy trivia—like the fact that Necco makes 750 million candy dots every year.
 
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