Bet You Didn’t Know

Bubble Gum and Hula HoopsAncient Mesopotamians made lipstick out of finely crushed semiprecious stones.  Isaac Newton invented the “doggy door” for his cat.  The first disposable diaper was made with a shower curtain.  All this knowledge and more can be yours by reading Bubble Gum and Hula Hoops: The Origins of Objects in Our Everyday Lives by Harry Oliver.