Mistakes That Worked (Paperback)
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Short Description for Mistakes That Worked From Frisbees to X-Rays, Post-It Notes to penicillin, here are the fascinating stories behind the accidental inventions of 40 things, including Coca-Cola, potato chips, Silly Putty, the Slinky, and many other familiar items. An IRA/CBC Children's Choice. 40 full-color cartoons.
- Published: 01 June 1994
- Format: Paperback 78 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780385320436 ISBN 10: 0385320434
- Sales rank: 49,972
Full description for Mistakes That Worked
Piggy banks, silly putty, potato chips and frisbees are all things that were invented by mistake."Jones gathers together in a splendid book that is as informative as it is entertaining. Jones has great fun with facts, dredging up plenty in a lively, anecdotal account that recollects the oddball origins of a variety of foods, clothing, toys, and devices....A gem of a book."-- "Booklist," starred review.Includes a bibliography. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice.