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Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by Charles Panati

Discover the fascinating stories behind the origins of over 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs such as Kleenex, Barbie dolls, and the Boy Scouts; Slinky, the can opener and Mother Goose; Tupperware, nail polish, and safety pins; Valium, doughnuts, and honeymoons; the zipper, potato chips, the bikini, and Uncle Sam. For lovers of facts, the foremost specialist on everything tells how and why hundreds of the everyday items, expressions, and customs we take for granted came into existence.

Panati’s Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things
by Charles Panati / Paperback - 480 pages Reissue edition  / HarperCollins (September 1989)
For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the fascinating stories behind 500 everyday items, expressions, and customs--from Kleenex to steak sauce, Barbie Dolls to honeymoons, potato chips to doughnuts, bikini to Uncle Sam and Tupperware to zippers.
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