Mental Floss Presents in the Beginning

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Mental Floss Presents in the Beginning

From Big Hair to the Big Bang, Mental_floss Presents a Mouthwatering Guide to the Origins of Everything

By Mary C. Carmichael (Editor); Will Pearson (Editor); Mangesh Hattikudur (Editor)

Collins Publishers, Paperback, 9780061251474, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2007

Description

Sure, you know all about the birds and bees. But did Dad ever tell you that it wasn't a stork that put that shiny can opener in your kitchen drawer? Or paperclips started out as proud, Nazi-fighting warriors? And did he tell you how cruise control was originally conceived by a blind genius? From mullets to Silly Putty, lie detectors to karaoke, we've got the true stories behind everything you didn't think had stories. Because if you're looking for answers, In the Beginning is the place to start.



About the Author


Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as freshmen at Duke University, where they parlayed their cafeteria conversations into the first issue of mental_floss. magazine They have collaborated on more than ten books together, including Condensed Knowledge, Forbidden Knowledge, and The mental_floss History of the World.

Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur met as freshmen at Duke University, where they parlayed their cafeteria conversations into the first issue of mental_floss. magazine They have collaborated on more than ten books together, including Condensed Knowledge, Forbidden Knowledge, and The mental_floss History of the World.