Patently Silly: From the Collapsible Walker to the Incinerating Toilet, the Craziest Inventions Ever Devised

Patently Silly: From the Collapsible Walker to the Incinerating Toilet, the Craziest Inventions Ever Devised

by Daniel Wright
     
 

Someone very wise once said, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

Patently Silly asks, "Who is the father?"

 

Building on the international reputation of the eponymous Web site Patently Silly is what you get when a stand-up comedian earns an engineering degree. Exploring the wackiest and most bizarre patented inventions ever envisioned, from

Overview

Someone very wise once said, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

Patently Silly asks, "Who is the father?"

 

Building on the international reputation of the eponymous Web site Patently Silly is what you get when a stand-up comedian earns an engineering degree. Exploring the wackiest and most bizarre patented inventions ever envisioned, from the Cube-shaped Tennis Ball to the Talking Toilet Paper Roll Holder to the Pet-operated Ball Thrower, and straining the boundaries of imagination, good taste, and any form of usefulness, Patently Silly is a must-read for garage tinkerers, science geeks, and dreamers who believe that gravity is no impediment to flight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599215730
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Wright has a degree in engineering, has studied clowning and Commedia  dell'Arte, and after several years with the award-winning puppet theater company, Tears of Joy, in Portland, Oregon, now works in New York City as a stand-up comedian. He has written articles for publications as diverse as PC Magazine and Golf Magazine.

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