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Did you know that the ice cream sundae was invented because of a law forbidding the sale of ice cream on Sundays? Or that the first motorcycle was really just a tricycle with a motor? Would you believe that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit? Arranged in alphabetical order with anecdotal, fun-to-read text, this fascinating book is packed with the stories behind these and over 100 more inventions.
©1999 Puffin (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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So Interesting!

The whole family enjoyed this book which is amazing even in itself! From kid to teen to husband these cool tid-bits about where common everyday things came from was fascinating. Each "sound bite" was long enough to get the point but short enough to keep our interest. It was a bit hard to warm up yo the narrators way of talking though, kind of a strange voice.