Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World

Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World

by Wilson Casey


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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, 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592579242
Publisher: Alpha Books
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Wilson Casey is one of the country's foremost trivia aficionados, with a syndicated column, numerous books, and an award-winning website, 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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