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)


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Have you ever thought about the fact that before the fridge you'd have had maggots in your margarine? Ever thought about what you might use to wipe your bum before loo roll was a thing? And what about what everybody did before computers?!

In this third hilarious book from Adam Kay and Henry Paker you'll learn about all of these and more. Full of funny findings and disgusting discoveries, you'll uncover important inventions that changed the world and saved lives like electricity and the internet, and captivating creations that absolutely did not (but are still a lot of fun) like smell o vision and trampolines.

An A to Kay to Z of the best, grosest and frankly most ridiculous inventions in the world.

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

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

©2023 Adam Kay (P)2023 Penguin Audio

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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