Einstein's Refrigerator : And Other Stories from the Flip Side of History

Einstein's Refrigerator : And Other Stories from the Flip Side of History

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 183 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780740714191
  • DDC分類 031.02

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       vii
part 1: you've got to be kidding! 1 (32)
Mike, The Headless Chicken
He really was a chicken running around with 3 (4)
his head cut off
Fartman
You can really earn a living releasing 7 (3)
foul-smelling gas!
The Collyer Brothers
But where was Langley? 10 (6)
Michael Malloy
Possibly history's most bizarre murder 16 (8)
scheme
The Rooster Booster
The feathers will be flying! 24 (4)
Ballooning
Up, up, and away in my beautiful lawn chair 28 (5)
part 2: oops! 33 (22)
The Great Boston Molasses Tragedy
History's stickiest disaster 35 (3)
Citicorp Tower
Watch out for the Leaning Tower of Citibank 38 (7)
The Lake Peigneur Disaster
And away goes the lake down the drain! 45 (4)
The Rainman
Don't wish for too much of a good thing 49 (6)
part 3: inventive genius 55 (44)
Kitty Litter
What's the scoop? 57 (3)
Einstein's Refrigerator
He really did design modern iceboxes 60 (4)
The Foot Thingy
Whatchamacallit? 64 (3)
America's First Subway
It was one big secret 67 (8)
Vaseline
It's yummy for your tummy! 75 (3)
Hedy Lamarr
Not exactly your typical nerdy inventor 78 (7)
with a pocket protector
The Zipper
Hey! Your fly is open! 85 (6)
Nikola Tesla
He makes Thomas Edison look like a dummy 91 (8)
part 4: hmmm 99 (26)
George Washington
He was really the ninth president of the 101(4)
United States!
Emperor Norton 1
The U.S.A.'s first and only emperor 105(5)
Pennies for College
A college education for just pennies 110(3)
Fu-Go
The strangest weapon of World War II 113(6)
Bat Bombs
The other top-secret weapon 119(6)
part 5: incredible stories of survival 125(18)
The Titanic
The curse of Violet Jessop 127(5)
Poon Lim
How did he manage to survive? 132(6)
Mount Pelee
How an election killed the entire electroate 138(5)
part 6: unbelievable! 143(16)
Gadsby
An E-less novel 145(3)
Niagara Falls-Part 1
The day the falls actually went dry 148(3)
Niagara Falls-Part 2
An unusual contest 151(2)
The Al-Kuwait
How Donald Duck helped save the day 153(2)
The Baby Derby
How many babies can a woman have in ten 155(4)
years?
References 159