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Lindbergh's Artificial Heart

More Fascinating True Stories
from Einstein’s Refrigerator

by Steve Silverman

List of Stories in Lindbergh's Artificial Heart:

  • The U.S. Camel Brigade – Something seems just a little out of place here.
  • The Flubber Fiasco – You just can’t keep a good toy down.
  • Philo Farnsworth – How one boy changed the world…
  • The Great Toilet Paper Shortage – Blame it all on Johnny Carson.
  • Fight! – Why you should never scream that word in a crowded room.
  • The Exploding Whale – Son of Blubber takes flight…
  • The Peshtigo Fire – You’ve never heard of it because a cow stole the spotlight. 
  • The Horrors of DHMO – This stuff is just downright scary. 
  • The Matchstick Man – The most unusual instrument collection in the world.
  • Eveready Batteries – He gave the company away to work on model trains. 
  • Murderous Mary – The day Mary the Elephant was hanged.
  • Pez – Available in Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Chlorophyll flavors!
  • Rubber Duckies – The quack heard around the world.
  • Pink Flamingos – So tacky, yet so cool.
  • Barbequing – Who really needs lighter fluid?
  • Lindbergh’s Artificial Heart – He was more than a famous pilot.
  • Reginald Fessenden – The world’s first radio broadcaster.
  • Photographic Film – Eastman-Kodak’s big loss.
  • The Photocopier – The invention that nobody wanted.
  • Neil Armstrong – Was he really the first to walk on the moon?
  • AstroNOTS – Did they really have the right stuff?
  • Mayday at 41,000 Feet – Watch those units…
  • Sir Alfred – He’s still there.
  • The Miracle Man – Almost does count…
  • 1904 Olympics – These games were a sideshow in every sense.
  • Ota Benga – The guy that lived in a cage at the zoo.
  • Charles Ponzi – Double your money in 90 days.
  • The New English – Good luck understanding this one.
  • Murphy’s Law – It figures.
  • Arbor Day – A forgotten tradition.
  • The Electric Pickle – Lets hear it for pickle power!
  • Hiroo Onoda – Hey!  The war is over.

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