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Paperback Einstein's Refrigerator Stories from Flip Side of Book

ISBN: 0740714198

ISBN13: 9780740714191

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Steve Silverman was looking for a way to add some spice to his high school lectures when he realized that weird and bizarre true-life stories would capture his students' attention. In fact, they worked so well that the science teacher then began posting his discoveries to his own Web site, which he dubbed Useless Information . Well-researched and clearly sourced, Silverman's unusual tidbits have gained a wide following. In Einstein's Refrigerator...

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5 ratings

Hillarious (and true!) flipside to history as we know it.

All science teacher's should be like Steve! In a search to find the most interesting and obscure facts in history, this book is the champion. Many people find urban legends an irresistible read, and at first glance you would expect as much from Steve Silverman. The most amazing thing about it is these are, in fact, all true! From the secret of America's first subway to the near disaster of the Citicorp Tower, these stories are guaranteed to keep you reading on. Who would of thought that the screen siren Hedy Lamarr was actually a genius inventor that gave us the idea behind the cordless phones we all use today, and also brought about one of the biggest advances in our nations military technology? Or the fascinating The Lake Peigneur Disaster, where one false move by an oil rig made an entire lake disappear! This in one book I highly recommend. If you're looking for serious literary work, go buy Chaucer. If your looking for some good, light hearted humorous reading along the lines of Larry Gonick from "A Cartoon History Of The Universe", this one is for you.

All reading should be this much fun!

This book is incredibly interesting and informative. All of the stories are humorous, logical, and very well written. If you are looking for the usual stuffy reference book, this is not the place to look. On the other hand, if you are looking for a book that will bring a smile to your face and leave you wanting even more when you have finished reading, then look no further than this book. (...)

Einstein Would Be Proud

Books can often be divided into two categories: those that are well researched and informative, and those that are entertaining. "Einstein's Refrigerator" manages to be both. As a teacher I appreciate the time and effort Steve Silverman has put into verifying the authenticity of each of his bizarre tales,something missing from other books in this genre. His wry tone and informal style will attract the interest of even the most reluctant readers. I'm sure Einstein would be proud to be associated with Mr. Silverman's amusing collection of stories.

Funny Read!

Great book for rainy days, or even for sunny days in the sun! Some of the stories I found incredible and even unbelievable - - it forces me to wonder if humans will remain the master race for much longer. I'd guess it would be a good book to read to a kid, while keeping the reader entertained....

Very entertaining (and educational)!

This is a great book for adults and kids. Some of the stories are hilarious, others outrageous, and most very educational. Ever wonder about the origin of kitty litter, why the inventor of Vaseline ate a spoonful every day, or how a college kid saved the NY Citicorp tower from falling over? Maybe not, but you'll be entertained by these humorous, but true stories of inventions, disasters and mishaps.
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