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In this irresistible compendium of unusual facts, Charles Panati, the foremost specialist on everything, tells how hundreds of our everyday items, expressions and customs actually came to be.

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From Superstition. For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the foremost specialist on everything tells how and why hundreds of the everyday items, expressions, and customs we take for granted came into existence. Learn the fascinating discovery stories behind over phenomena, including:. S empire.

Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things

Fallopius and Condom made strides in inventing and popularizing a male means of birth control. Charles Panati is an industrial physicist, former college professor, and for many years was the science editor of Newsweek.


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