The Story Behind: The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects - Emily Prokop

GoodReads Summary: Learn the fascinating history and trivia you never knew about things we use daily from the host of The Story Behind podcast.


One of the books from the "Trivia Champion" Humble Bundle. And yes, it belongs to a "Trivia Champion" bundle.

The whole book consists on small stories about random objects: The smiley face, the revolver, the hydrant, the wiper, all consist in a small story behind it or some anecdote, like a campus on war due a water gun.

The stories are small and funny.

The only problem I had (and, again, personal problem) is that it is too American-centric. I mean, the whole war on a water gun mentions an American university; Dr Pepper is mostly unknown in Brazil; 90% of the people mentioned are American -- and, by the way, the little anecdote about the water gun has absolutely no relation to the creation of the product.