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The book of origins :  discover the amazing origins of the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the people we know, the languages we speak, and the things we use

The book of origins : discover the amazing origins of the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the people we know, the languages we speak, and the things we use

HOMER, Trevor

HANDBOOKS / CIVILIZATION
Edisi
Penerbit London : Portrait, 2007
Deskripsi Fisik xii, 307 hlm. : ilus. ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9780452288324
Subjek HANDBOOKS / CIVILIZATION
Bahasa Inggris
Call Number KK/320.11 HOM b

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Index : halaman 291-307 ; Everything—from the mundane (the pencil) to the catastrophic (the atom bomb)—has an origin, but often it’s not what we expect. A few things you may not have known: Gandhi was married at age thirteen!, Chinese fortune cookies are an American invention and were not eaten in China until the 1990s when they were advertised as “Genuine American Fortune Cookies.”, Bayer lost the trademark for aspirin (which they had held since 1897) as part of the reparations Germany was forced to pay after World War I., and the original idea for the electric chair came from an American dentist. For aspiring mindblowers and wanna-be know-it-alls, The Book of Origins is a treasure trove of trivia and fascinating facts guaranteed to entertain and enlighten.

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