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Patently Absurd: The Most Ridiculous Devices Ever Invented Hardcover – 3 Apr 2004

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Robson Books Ltd; First Printing edition (3 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861057245
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861057242
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 1.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 984,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Christopher Cooper is a writer and editor based in Kempston, Bedfordshire, with over fifteen years of experience. He specializes in the physical sciences and is the author of twelve books, including How Everyday Things Work and Science Answers.

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I have enjoyed reading this book. It is very informative but most of all it is hilarious! I have read over it many times and have laughed just as much as ever. Of course the patents are funny, but it is the author's sense of humor that is funny. His spin on the invention is the most comical of all! Mr. Coopers' humor reminds me of one of my favorite cartoonist, Gary Larson.
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Mostly amusing: giving outlines of daft inventions & passing pithy & trite comment. I did, however, wonder at the inclusion of a very few items, mostly for being rather boring. This is not the only example of this paticular genre in print & the subject still, obviously, has more mileage left in it yet.
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It's funny... Not many things inside thought. You won't crave to open it over and over again. It's ok to read it once and give it to someone else.
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