'Why Didn't I Think of That?' is a new book by Anthony Rubino Jr. that highlights some of the most world-changing inventions that were created almost by accident.
Some of the inventions featured in Rubino's book might surprise you. Barbies, barbed wire, and Heimlech manoeuvre are just a few of these cultural staples that were created either on a whim or without even trying. While we might think that someone must have experimented for years to create something as influential as chocolate chip cookies or golf clubs, in reality, a lot of inventions came about by pure luck. We're so accustomed to seeing them everywhere we go, that we forget that someone actually had to create them for the first time.
Illustrated with photographs and drawings from each invention's historical era, Rubino's book is one of the quirkiest and most entertaining books of recent years. Perhaps some day one of your creations will have people asking themselves, "why didn't I think of that?"
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