The Klutz Book of Inventions

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Created by the same brains that brought you The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, it’s a 200-page catalog of never-before-seen contraptions that are equal parts brilliant, useful, and ridiculous. None of them exist as actual products, but in a better world, a funnier world, they would all be household essentials. A helium-filled hide-a-bed (hop out and it hides on the ceiling), a tricycle-lawnmower combo (puts wasted play energy to work), and so much more.

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Overview


Created by the same brains that brought you The Encyclopedia of Immaturity, it’s a 200-page catalog of never-before-seen contraptions that are equal parts brilliant, useful, and ridiculous. None of them exist as actual products, but in a better world, a funnier world, they would all be household essentials. A helium-filled hide-a-bed (hop out and it hides on the ceiling), a tricycle-lawnmower combo (puts wasted play energy to work), and so much more.

Comes With: wit and creativity unlike the world has ever seen

• Create wonderful things • Be good • Have fun

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The 162 inventions featured in this tongue-in-cheek spiral-bound collection are demonstrated in color photographs with deadpan descriptions that might have been lifted from the Onion. Examples include the Salad Washer Showerhead, which enables simultaneous showering and lettuce washing; unsubtle Vent Pants, with a taillike neoprene tube providing "an outlet for digestive emissions of all types;" and Ice Plates, for people who hate to wash dishes ("all you need to do is turn on the hot water"). Though ludicrousness is the point, concepts like Anti-Ant Picnic Plates (staked four feet off the ground), TV Remote Dumbbell, and Ballcap Backscratcher seem frighteningly real in a world of Snuggies and Shake Weights. Ages 8–up. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591748793
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 329,600
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great book for hungry minds!

    My daughter is very intrested in science and engineedring, and thus, this book was very much up her alley way

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