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Cat Flaps and Mouse Traps by Harry Oliver
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Why did Isaac Newton invent the cat flap? How did the first mousetrap come about? Did Thomas Crapper really invent the flushing toilet? What accident led to the invention of the Microwave oven? Why did it take nearly 20 years to make sliced bread? From the moment the alarm clock wakes us in the morning until the time we switch the light off at night, we are surrounded by things without which our lives would be impossible. Kettles, microwaves, televisions, cars, mobile phones and credit cards - the list is endless. Yet how often do we consider how such miniature wonders of our lives came about, who invented them and why? The answers are so often incredibly interesting. In this delightful volume, best-selling author Harry Oliver reveals the most diverting and amusing stories that lie behind the objects and inventions we take for granted, from household items to the technology that fills our world. Everything around us was born from an idea, and as you read the pages in this book, the ordinary will soon appear rather more extraordinary than it did before.

Author Biography

Harry Oliver holds a fascination for the quirky stories that lie behind aspects of our daily lives. This, his third book, is in his opinion his best so far, packed with memorable stories that will amuse and delight anyone who picks up a copy! He lives and works in London.
Release date NZ
September 3rd, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
illustrations throughout
John Blake Publishing Ltd
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