Ever wonder how basketball got started? Why we have birthday cakes? And why some people use forks and some use chopsticks? Prepare to be amazed by the surprising backstories behind the things you use or do every day! From familiar foods to common clothing items to bizarre beauty regimens, this book covers all your burning questions: Who thought of that? Where did that come from? Why is that a thing? Presented in a bold, colorful design, with stunning photos, and jam-packed with awesome facts, this book will have you totally riveted! Once you know all this cool stuff about the origins of everyday stuff, you can "wow" your friends and family.
National Geographic kids.
Inventions -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Material culture -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Recreation -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Trivia and miscellanea.
National Geographic Society (U.S.)