Synopses & Reviews
Which came first, sliced bread or the toaster? When did most people begin wearing deodorant? Who invented the electric blanket? Catherine OReilly tackles questions such as these with a keen curiosity and well-honed writing skills. Her ability to turn any normal home into a jungle of history, invention, and technological wonder is a treat. For fans of Schotts Original Miscellany and The Book of Useless Information, OReillys Did Thomas Crapper Really Invent the Toilet? is another smart and quirky look at miscellaneous items. Learn the real histories of the blender, the fire extinguisher, the cheese grater, the clock radio, deodorant, Post-its, fabric softener, and, of course, the toilet. These are the unknown stories of everyday items that we take for granted.
For fans of "The Book of Useless Information," O'Reilly's curious-minded work is a smart and quirky look at miscellaneous items. Learn the real history of the blender, fire extinguisher, deodorant, and, or course, the toilet. 50 color photographs.
The Book of Useless Information for the practical world.
About the Author
Catherine O'Reilly is a professional writer who lives in New York City.