Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops: The Origins of Objects in Our

Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops: The Origins of Objects in Our



10 thoughts on “Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops: The Origins of Objects in Our Everyday Lives

  1. Hoang Shin Hoang Shin says:

    This was a pretty interesting read There are little short informational descriptions about the origins of everyday objects I picked up this book because I often find myself curious about how certain things were discovered or created The author does a great job of organizing the information His categories include money, indoor outdoor, Travel and Transportation, etc..I think the author has a good sense of who his audience is The title and the cover are both very playful, so the kind of reade This was a pretty interesting read There are little short informational descriptions about the origins of everyday objects I picked up this book because I often find myself curious about how certain things were discovered or created The author does a great job of organizing the information His categories include money, indoor outdoor, Travel and Transportation, etc..I think the author has a good sense of who his audience is The title and the cover are both very playful, so the kind of reader that would be attracted to this book would be one that is looking for short, quirky, and interesting facts The author doesn t bore the reader with long over detailed historical descriptions about each fact because he knows that s not what his reader is looking for He interjects a little bit of humor in between each chapter through comics that poke fun at some of the inventions and how they re improperly used I thought he did a great job of including bizarre facts like how a woman s pregnancy status used to be determined by injecting frogs with her urine I think the weird facts keep the readers interested


  2. David W. David W. says:

    I just love this book I don t know why, but I m a sucker for books about inventions, and this book has plenty of it Even though this is a non fiction book, it is still enjoyable When I first read it, it made me laugh, and still educated me With every new section, there is an amusing comic, and interesting information on equally interesting inventions The detailed stories on the inventions were particularly eye catching for me For example, the invention of the microwave When they first cr I just love this book I don t know why, but I m a sucker for books about inventions, and this book has plenty of it Even though this is a non fiction book, it is still enjoyable When I first read it, it made me laugh, and still educated me With every new section, there is an amusing comic, and interesting information on equally interesting inventions The detailed stories on the inventions were particularly eye catching for me For example, the invention of the microwave When they first creating it, they were seeing if they could use it as a death ray But when, one of the scientists discovered that his chocolate bar melted, the potential of the microwave was discovered It s amazing how back then, new discoveries fascinated people, when today they are objects of everyday life The title really fits the book, as it educates people without boring them, on the origins of objects we see everyday in our lives


  3. Tisha Tisha says:

    Good book to have in the car or purse to read when you are stuck somewhere and need something to read for a couple minutes It has short snippets about how tons of things were invented.


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