Kay’s Incredible Inventions

Kay’s Incredible Inventions

A fascinating and fantastically funny guide to inventions that changed the world (and some that definitely didn't)

Summary

Do you ever wonder where the stuff around you all came from? No, not from eBay. I mean, who had the amazing idea of making a mobile phone or the annoying idea of building a school? For example, did you know that Velcro was invented by a dog and WiFi by a movie star? (Spoiler alert - it wasn’t Zendaya.)

In the fourth laugh-out-loud book from Adam Kay and Henry Paker, you’ll learn all about the coolest, grossest and most ridiculous inventions in the world. You’ll meet the queen who used the first ever toilet, learn why margarine used to be full of maggots and find out why Ancient Greeks wiped their bums on dinner plates. Oh, and hopefully some slightly more useful facts as well…

An A to Kay to Z of the random, ridiculous and revolutionary inventions that changed our lives. (And some that definitely didn't . . .)


Praise for Kay's Anatomy:
'An enjoyably gross look at the human body. Hours of gruesome fun guaranteed' i
'Like listening to a teacher who makes pupils fall about' Sunday Times
'Totally brilliant!' Jacqueline Wilson
'Fun and informative' Malorie Blackman
'Very funny - this exciting book is bound to inspire the next generation of medics' Sunday Express

Praise for Kay's Marvellous Medicine:
'A ridiculously funny read that will delight, gross out and educate all at the same time' Independent
'Educational and entertaining. It should be on the national curriculum!' Harry Hill
'Completely marvellous and very funny' BookTrust

About the authors

Adam Kay

Adam Kay is a former doctor who has written three million books and sold five copies. No, hang on - he's written five books and sold three million copies. His first book, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, was number-one for over a year and his first children's book, Kay's Anatomy, became the fastest- selling children's general non-fiction hardback of the decade.
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Henry Paker (Illustrator)

Henry Paker was once a little boy who did silly doodles in the margins of books. Now he is a grown man who does silly doodles in the middle of books. He is an award-winning comedian, writer and illustrator. He co-writes and performs in the Radio 4 sitcom ReincarNathan and co-hosts the Three Bean Salad podcast. Henry has illustrated all of Adam Kay's children's books.
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