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Review 'True stories about scientists show that the path to innovation is rarely straight-forward.' --Science News'Here we learn who and how Band-Aids were first made, ditto ear muffs. Goodyear filled a notebook full of ideas for things to do with rubber. Except make tires. And so on through 100 wonderful stories.' --AMT Events --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more From the Back Cover 100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefyMeet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone.Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope.Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator.Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history.Did you know about:The frustrated fashion designer who created the space suit? The gun-toting newspaperman who invented the parking meter?The midnight dreams that led to a Nobel Prize? They're so good, you can't read just one! Read more See all Editorial Reviews