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The Secret History of Everyday Stuff: Astounding, fascinating or remarkable facts about your daily life

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Nearly all of us have kept a jar of Vaseline petroleum jelly in our medicine cabinet, but how many of us have taken a heaping spoonful and swallowed it? That’s what its inventor, Brooklyn chemist Robert Augustus Chesebrough, did daily until he died at the old age of 96. This tidbit is from Charles Panati, who has researched the origins of everyday items for his book “Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things.” Mark Butler (23 January 2017). "Sex and swearing in the 1800s: Taboo is more historically accurate than you think". i. Marriott, James. "Homeschool History review — how to sell the Stuarts to children". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460 . Retrieved 23 April 2023. He has appeared more than once as a guest on QI spin-off podcast No Such Thing as a Fish. [9] [10] and has made appearances on the Simon Mayo [11] and the Steve Wright shows on BBC Radio 2. [12]

Take a load off with a new podcast about sitting". Financial Times. 10 May 2021 . Retrieved 23 April 2023. You Are History: a funny children's history book by Greg Jenner". Greg Jenner . Retrieved 30 March 2023.Richard Herring (6 December 2017). "Greg Jenner — Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast #157". Richard Herring's interview podcasts– via YouTube. Early in the war effort, the government began employing scientists to develop a substitute for synthetic rubber. When James Wright mixed boric acid and silicone oil together at General Electric’s New Haven, Conn., labs, he thought he had discovered the answer. The result was a pliable compound that bounced farther than rubber even in extreme temperatures. While Wright’s discovery bombed as a synthetic rubber substitute, when unemployed advertising man Peter Hodgson got hold of some he was endlessly entertained by it and saw its marketing potential as a toy for children. Richard Preston (21 February 2013). " Horrible Histories: 20 years of entertaining children". The Daily Telegraph.

Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen was released in 2020. [25] Greg Jenner (born 1982) is a British author and public historian with a particular interest in communicating history through pop culture and humour. [1] Early life [ edit ]

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Thought history was only in museums? Think again! Join Greg Jenner as he takes you on a trip through the amazing history hidden in the things you use every day. Did you know that the first TV was made out of biscuit tins and knitting needles? Or that the humble paperclip helped lead an anti-war movement? Or that a few hundred years ago it was fashionable to style your hair with cat poo?! Find out the delightful, daft and downright deadly history of your everyday life that your teachers won’t tell you about. Bursting with humorous illustrations and entertaining true stories, this is history – but not as you know it! Ask a Historian: 50 Surprising Answers to Things You Always Wanted to Know was released in 2021. [26] [27]

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