The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions

Discover the extraordinary stories behind everyday things! 

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.

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People are spreading dangerous lies about an invention that prevents millions of illness every year

In light of recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable illnesses, and the refusal of anti-vaccination advocates to acknowledge the problem, I thought it was past time for this post. Dear parents, You are being lied to. The people who claim …
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This invention fixes the worst part about owning a cat

Cats are known to be extremely clean animals. That doesn’t mean cat owners are free from the burdens of cleaning after their pet’s waste. A Kickstarter-funded company, Luuup Inc, has come up with a litter box design that could make the distressing process …
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5 Shocking Facts About Sex Including the Invention of Vibrators

Would it shock your cores if I told you that the invention of vibrators was not made for sexual purposes? Nope, as a matter of fact, it was made in the 19th century to help people reduce hysteria. You did not see that one coming, did you? This next fact …
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Apple’s best invention is one that nobody talks about

One of my favorite Apple inventions is one that you might not even know about — or only think of when you’re travelling. The Magsafe power adaptor that came with your MacBook, and the charger that came with older iPhones can quickly be swapped to suit …
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Japan Toilets Flush With Success After Hearing About World Patent Marketing’s Toilet Tab Invention

MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, announces the Toilet Tab, a household invention that will assist people who are wary of using public …
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