Panati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things (Paperback)

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    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.

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    ITEM#: 3012972

    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.

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    ISBN 9780060964191
    Genre REFERENCE / General
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1989-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Avon A
    Copyright Year 1987
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.5 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Panati, Charles

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    • Great Info for history Buffs

      pages could be of better quality, overall content very interesting, especially if u need to explain the paganism of false holidays, that originated by man.

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    • Extraordinary Information!

      I bought this for me & my husband and we find it a very interesting read! If you're curious about the origins of everyday products, this book is for you. Although repetitive at times, it is fact filled and clears up a few myths (remember hearing about Thomas Crapper? Not true). Overall, a good read.

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