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Philo T. Farnsworth is not a household word despite the fact that he invented something found in most every household: television. Farnsworth is just one of hundreds of subjects in this hefty comic compendium that plumbs the depths in a survey of great lives. Readers also learn about Tsai Lun, the Chinese eunuch who invented paper — and by extension, toilet paper. Other clever unknowns include the inventors of Velcro, Bakelite, and the microwave oven. Of course, not all of the “great lives” here are anonymous. The “Fun with Heretics” section includes Thomas Paine and Rousseau, revealing some unexpected peculiarities. Liberace, Pancho Villa, and Freud happily coexist in this sometimes raunchy romp. Among the topics? “Philosophers Who Got Killed,” “Child Geniuses” (and its evil twin, “High School Dropouts”), and much more.

Synopsis:

Uncle John plumbs the depths in a survey of great lives that brought the world such innovations as toilet paper, Velcro, Bakelite, and the microwave oven.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592230204
Manufactured:
Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Publisher:
Portable Press
Manufactured by:
Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Manufactured:
Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Editor:
Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Author:
Bathroom Reader's Hysterical Society
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Uncle John Presents
Publication Date:
20030609
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 24 oz

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