Everything we have came because someone thought it up. Some inventions are thriving today, while others were not as successful. Some are just plain wacky. I received a copy of 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you click through and purchase.
Have you ever heard of a bike TV? Or a bird diaper? 50 wacky Inventions Throughout History describes 50 Inventions that seem too crazy to be true – but are! Whether useful, entertaining, or just plain silly, these mind -boggling inventions and gadgets from yesterday, today, and tomorrow will surprise and delight fun-fact lovers of all ages.
What a fun book to peruse! I remember watching old movies and thinking how cool it would be if they actually made a car that turns into a boat. I had no idea that they had actually made one! Thanks to this book I learned that not only did they exist for awhile, but President Johnson owned one and loved fooling people into thinking his brakes didn’t work.
Then there was the Steam Man who could travel a mile a minute – maybe – and pull a carriage. It’s what led to a lot of science fiction books about robots.
There are 48 other wacky inventions like the cat licker, trike ‘n’ mow, chicken glasses, and wearable submarine. 50 Wacky Inventions is a fun book to sit and peruse, and even dig further into some of the inventions and how they influenced what we have – or don’t have – today.
I love how many inventions they included that didn’t go beyond a month or two, or never even saw production. Life is about learning, exploring, and dreaming. So if anything this book taught me besides the facts of some truly crazy inventions, it’s that I can dream up something that might sound crazy, but may just lead to something wicked awesome.