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Horribly Famous: Inventors and their Bright Ideas
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You’ve probably heard of a few inventors and their bright ideas…
- Alexander Graham Bell and his telephone
- George Stevenson and his Rocket (which was really a train)
- John Logie Baird and his television.
But did you know that…
- Bell didn’t invent the phone, but he did make a weird machine out of hay and a human ear
- Stevenson didn’t invent the train, but he did spend a lot of time collecting gas in bladders
- Baird’s telly was useless, and so were his thermostatic socks?
Yes, even though they’re dead, inventors are still full of surprises – and you can meet ten of history’s barmiest bright sparks in here. Get the inside story from their long-lost notebooks, read the newspapers as their groundbreaking inventions hit the headlines, and discover the stories behind some of the greatest ideas in the world!
April 5th, 2010
- 208 pages