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The Big Book of Celebrity Inventions by Mark Champkins

The Big Book of Celebrity Inventions


The Big Book of Celebrity Inventions by Mark Champkins

Ever wanted to see Harry Hill's nuts? Fancy a cuppa with Karl Pilkington and his Clippable Coasters? Ever wondered how Michael Jackson defied gravity with his dance moves? Then read on!Our nation's best-loved celebrities, from Jamie Oliver to Harry Hill, the Stig to Sherrie Hewson, Karl Pilkington to Peter Jones, Ruby Wax and beyond, have been scratching their heads to come up with logic-defying, bizarre and random inventions to improve our lives.From shrink rays to teleporters, foldable skis to airbags for clothes and a vacuum-cleaner that sucks away your wrinkles, you'll be amazed by what these celebs have been dreaming up in their spare time!The Big Book of Celebrity Inventions offers a fascinating, hilarious and utterly unique look at the extraordinary business of inventing, seen through the eyes of our favourite stars.And there are even ones that work! For example:* Did you know that Margaret Thatcher invented soft-scoop ice cream?* That Prince invented a space-age musical keyboard?* Or that Roald Dahl helped advances in neurosurgery?From the ridiculous to the sublime and those that fail magnificently, one thing's for certain: The Big Book of Celebrity Inventions is the ultimate celebration of oddness, originality and ingenuity, sure to fascinate, baffle and inspire you!

About the Author

Mark Champkins is a former British Inventor of the Year and is now Inventor in Residence at the Science Museum. Mark runs Concentrate, a boutique design and manufacturing business, which creates products to help children to focus in the classroom and get the most from their education.In 2007 Mark successfully pitched Concentrate on BBC2's Dragons' Den and won investment from Peter Jones.

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Publication date

13th October 2011


Mark Champkins

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HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


208 pages


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