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Musical instruments in an orchestra, Pulitzer Prize categories, and events in an Olympic decathlon: this is an entertaining and enlightening diverse anthology of facts. From the longest word currently listed in any Oxford dictionary to inventions, fashions and ketchup ice cream, all the sundries of life appear on these vivid pages.The annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest celebrates the Pulitzer Prize winnera#39;s aquot;Inventionaquot; cartoons. ... The 2005 challenge asked entrants to remove the old batteries from a two- battery flashlight, install new batteries, and turn the flashlight on a€” in twenty or more steps. ... coffee 1995 Turn on a radio 1996 Put coins in a bank 1997 Insert and then play a CD 1998 Shut off an alarm clock 1999 Set a golfanbsp;...

Author:Erin McHugh
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2005


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