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From the wireless to the computer, and from hula hoops to interplanetary travel, inventions and discoveries have changed our lifestyles in ways that would have astounded our ancestors.
Inventors and pioneers have throughout the ages been told to shut up and forget their bright ideas, as they will come to nothing. In this parade of the ridiculous, Albert Jack names and shames the naysayers who said there was no future for the motorcar, that computers were passing fads, and that all animal life in the sea would be extinct by the year 1980. Broken down into sections including ‘Science and Technology’, ‘Food’, ‘Popular Culture’, and ‘Glorious Failures’, the book shows just how cocksure some people can be, and why we should never listen to experts who profess to have all the answers.
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||7th May 2015|
|Publisher:||Constable an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Popular Science, The Real World,|
Albert Jack’s Red Herrings and White Elephants was a huge international hit and was on the bestsellers list for six months. His second, Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep was another success: selling over 70,000 copies. He is also the author of That's Bollocks! (all the strangest, sickest, funniest and most unforgettable urban legends as told in Jack's inimitable style) and Albert Jack's Ten-Minute Mysteries.More About Albert Jack