Einstein's Refrigerator Author:Steve Silverman Mike, the Headless Chicken... — A molasses flood in Boston... — A self-draining lake... — Emperor Norton, the U.S.A.'s first and only emperor — These are but a few of the weird and bizarre subjects of true-life stories that teach Steve Silverman used to spice up his high school lectures. The stories met with such an enthusiastic response that he w... more »as inspired to create his own Web site, which he dubbed Useless Information. The Web site has received many awards, including Yahoo! Pick of the Week, USA Today Hot Site, Writer's Digest 101 best web Sites for Writers, Britannica Internet Guide Award, BBC Online Web Choice, and NetGuide magazine Top 500 Award.
In Einstein's Refrigerator, Silverman collects more than thirty of the most fascinating stories he has gathered - tales of forgotten genius, great blunders, and incredible feats of survival, as well as answers to puzzling questions. Einstein's Refrigerator is a remarkable book with spellbinding stories, all of which are fully documented and sourced. Whatever happened to the refrigerator Einstein helped invent? While it never became a commercial success, its underlying concepts became the basis for cooling nuclear breeder reactors.
Steve Silverman teaches earth science, physics, and computer science at Chatham High School near Albany, New York, is a designer of more than one hundred inventions, and has had a long fascination with computers and the informational powers of the Internet.« less