Mental Floss presents In the Beginning

Mental Floss presents In the Beginning

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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.why: what: when: Arguably the most influential poem of the 20th century, a€œ TheWaste Landa€is sort of a pre-rock-and- roll ... The line, despite what you might think, isna#39;t a reference to the end of college basketball season (or, for that matter, a nod toanbsp;...

Title:Mental Floss presents In the Beginning
Author:Editors of Mental Floss
Publisher:Harper Collins - 2010-09-07


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