Sex, Bombs, and Burgers: How War, Pornography, And Fast Food Have Shaped Modern Technology

Sex, Bombs, and Burgers: How War, Pornography, And Fast Food Have Shaped Modern Technology

Peter Nowak


A enjoyable and engaging exploration of contemporary expertise, Sex, Bombs, and Burgers finds how those 3 billion-dollar industries have formed our daily lives. It’s additionally a chronicle of pop culture, chock-full of unusual revelations. have a look round your house. Your microwave? A British army scientist invented its expertise unintentionally whereas attempting to devise a demise ray to explode enemy planes. Your hand-held video recorder? built by means of the army in international warfare II yet followed and made reasonable via post-war pornographers. That vacuum robotic on late-night infomercials? Born of a mine sniffer patrolling the caves of Afghanistan.

 

From the unforeseen origins of aerosols, foolish putty, and the web to Saran Wrap, Tupperware, and games, here's a fascinating examine glossy lifestyles as we all know it.

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