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Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World Book Review and Giveaway

Are you a trivia junky and love knowledge about random stuff? Did you know the United States instigated the first national minimum wage on October 24, 1938, at 25 cents per hour? How about in July 1903, ground was broken for Harvard Stadium, the first Stadium specifically built for American football?

These are the kind of facts that you will find in Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World by Wilson Casey. Wilson Casey. a.k.a. The Trivia Guy, is one of the country’s foremost trivia aficionados, with a syndicated column, numerous books, an award-winning website (, and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest-running radio trivia broadcast at 30 hours. Since 2000, Wilson has written a 7-days-a-week trivia column for numerous papers, including the Albuquerque (NM) Journal, Wilmington (NC) Star News, and Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, while King Features syndicates his weekly “Bible Trivia” column.

When I was contacted to do a review of Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World the first person I thought of was my daughter Sabreena. Sabreena is a straight A honor student and she loves random facts. She is intrigued with knowing where things came from and why and how things started and she will truly enjoy reading this book.

Alpha Books is being very generous with two Look what Mom Found…and Dad too! reader by offering a copy of Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World.  All you have to do is tell me a random fact and who would enjoy this book .

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