Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff (Paperback)

By Stephanie Warren Drimmer

National Geographic Children's Books, 9781426335297, 256pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

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Library Binding (9/10/2019)

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Who invented pizza? Why do people shake hands? Why do we wear underwear? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in this new series from National Geographic Kids!

Ever wonder how basketball got started? Why we have birthday cakes? And why some people use forks and some use chopsticks? Prepare to be amazed by the surprising backstories behind the things you use or do every day! From familiar foods to common clothing items to bizarre beauty regimens, this book covers all your burning questions: Who thought of that? Where did that come from? Why is that a thing? Presented in a bold, colorful design, with stunning photos, and jam-packed with awesome facts, this book will have you totally riveted! Once you know all this cool stuff about the origins of everyday stuff, you can "wow" your friends and family.

About the Author

STEPHANIE DRIMMER is a longtime writer for National Geographic Kids magazine, and has written several books for Nat Geo Kids, including The Book of Heroines and Mastermind.