Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World [NOOK Book]

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For anyone who ever wanted to know the history of the chocolate chip cookie, earmuffs, and Daylight Savings!



Firsts, history through the milestones of human achievement, are fun. And Wilson Casey, trivia expert, has collected over 500 firsts in nearly every major category of culture: from fashion to food, politics to science, ...

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Overview

For anyone who ever wanted to know the history of the chocolate chip cookie, earmuffs, and Daylight Savings!



Firsts, history through the milestones of human achievement, are fun. And Wilson Casey, trivia expert, has collected over 500 firsts in nearly every major category of culture: from fashion to food, politics to science, entertainment to art to architecture. Each 'first' is a full explanation of the topic at hand, written in a humorous yet authoritative style. It includes:



?The true history of the golf tee



?How a blind man came up with cruise control



?The myth behind the origins of the Caesar salad



?Why and how the first dieter dieted

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101159460
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 459,674
  • File size: 602 KB

Meet the Author

Wilson Casey is one of the country's foremost trivia aficionados, with a syndicated column, numerous books, and an award-winning website, www.TriviaGuy.com. Since 2000 he has written a daily trivia column for numerous papers, including the Albuquerque Journal, Wilmington Star News (NC), and Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC), and a weekly Bible Trivia column.
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  • Posted February 9, 2010

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    A very interesting read. A coffee table-type book. A fun, entertaining work. A must experience-for-yourself book. Contains over 500 factoids that are easy to find in alphabetical order. Contains many original entries with original research conducted. Debunks a lot of other books. An interesting conversation starter on any of its entries. Seems every family has that one know-it-all, this is certainly the book for him or her. I'm hard on books, but I highly recommend this one.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Over 500 Entries in "Firsts" Book Reseached by "Trivia" Guinness World Record Holder!

    A Fascinating Read! Highly Recommended! Entertaining and Enlightening!

    Partial Table of Contents:

    3-D Movie
    24-Hour Store
    911 System
    1,000-Game-Winning Division I Basketball Coach
    Adhesive Tape
    Advertising Agency
    Advertising Jingle
    Advice Column
    Aerosol Spray
    African American Political Party National Chairman
    African American President of the United States
    Air-Raid Shelter
    Aircraft Carrier
    Airline
    Airline Meal
    Airline Ticket
    Altar
    Aluminum Cookware
    Ambulance Service
    Amphitheater Stadium
    Analgesic Pain Pill
    Anesthetic
    Animated Cartoon
    Antibiotic
    Antitank Weapon
    Aqueduct
    Area Code
    Art Exhibition
    Artificial Gene
    Artificial Insemination
    Artificial Organ
    Assembly Line
    Astronomer
    Athletic Club
    ATM
    Automobile
    Ballet
    Ballpoint Pen
    Bank Robbery
    Bar Code
    Barbed Wire
    Barber Pole
    Barbie Doll
    Barometer
    Baseball Card
    Baseball Glove
    Baseball Stadium
    Baseball Uniform
    Battery
    Battleship
    Beauty Pageant
    Beer
    Bicycle
    Bifocals

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