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World’s Worst Inventions

Jack Watkins

The World’s Worst Inventions celebrates the hitherto unrecognised inventions that are remarkable only for their spectacular awfulness. When, for example, would you ever need a pair of glow-in-the-dark sunglasses, a round chessboard or a device that stops your vacuum cleaner... Read moreRead less

The World’s Worst Inventions celebrates the hitherto unrecognised inventions that are remarkable only for their spectacular awfulness. When, for example, would you ever need a pair of glow-in-the-dark sunglasses, a round chessboard or a device that stops your vacuum cleaner from getting dusty? Under what circumstances would you ever want to go swimming with an umbrella or ride a see-saw on your own? Did nobody ever think of the obvious dangers of the helicopter ejector seat or the pocket chainsaw? Featuring 150 devices, each invention is illustrated with full-colour photographs and illustrations, annotated to show particular features worthy of note. Informed (and sometimes affectionate) text brings each invention and its history to life, alongside archive images from the invention’s ‘heyday’.

Format: 120 x 161mm
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 35,000
Illustrations: 150 colour photos & 150 colour a/ws
ISBN: 978-1-78274-553-2

Jack Watkins

Jack Watkins is a regular contributor to publications such as BBC History, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Heritage Today, Military History Magazine and National Trust Magazine, writing on history, the arts and conservation. He lives in Southern England.

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