Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things that Changed the World {Giveaway}



Ever wonder when the first cheese in a can was? Or the first person buried on the moon? Or even the first disposable diaper?

Firsts Origins of Everyday Things that Changed the World (October 2009, $12.95, ISBN: 9781592579242, Alpha Books) will trace you through the most unique milestones of human achievement to answer any question you may have about histories firsts.

Written by Wilson Casey, a trivia and FAQ expert, this book is an amazing collection of over 500 firsts on nearly every topic imaginable. From fashion to food, politics to science, entertainment to art, each first entry offers a full explanation of the topic, written in a humorous yet authoritative style.

History and culture buffs can read about firsts such as:

· The first cellular phone call: On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, general manager of Motorola’s Communications Systems Division, placed the first call on a cellular phone. Who did he call? His rival, Joel Engel of AT&T’s Bell Labs.

· The first Beer: Beer is the first alcoholic beverage known to civilization, with mentions dating to thousands of years ago. Nearly every culture developed its own version of beer, using various grains like millet, maize, cassava, rice, and barley.

· The first Brassiere: Around 2500 b.c.e., warrior Minoan women on the Greek isle of Crete began wearing and using a garment resembling a bra. It shoved their bare breasts upward and exposed their breasts from their clothing.

· The first Bubble Gum: In 1928, the first marketable bubble gum was invented by 23-year-old Walter E. Diemer, an accountant with the Fleer chewing gum company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Casey conducted research to compile the most historically correct firsts. This book is sincerely dedicated to the real first innovators who are not in history textbooks.


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