What would MacGyver do?: [true stories of improvised genius in everyday life]

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You're driving on a deserted road when your car dies. Your cell phone isn't getting service. All you have on hand are a gum wrapper and a wire hanger. Or maybe you're living in a building without central air conditioning in July. You can't afford an AC; all you have access to are a fan and a bucket of water. In such times of desperation, many have called upon the symbol of all that is inventive, the hero who awed thousands with his cool, quick wit: "What would MacGyver do?" they ask. For anyone who has ever wished they could channel the 1980s action-adventure icon comes this clever collection of forty-five true stories, commemorating the use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems. Inspired by television's Angus MacGyver (played by Richard Dean Anderson), a secret agent who relied on his brains and scientific prowness-not to mention duct tape and a Swiss Army knife-to save the day, the "MacGyverisms" recounted range from the concrete (using Chex Mix to provide traction in an icy parking lot) to the intangible (saving a relationship with the perfect turn of phrase). Edgy, entertaining, and smirk-to-yourself funny, these masterfully told stories reveal that, with a little luck and a lot of ingenuity, you can "MacGyver" yourself out of virtually any predicament.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Creative ability in technology -- Anecdotes, Inventions -- Miscellanea, Resourcefulness -- Folklore
title_display What would MacGyver do? :
title_full What would MacGyver do? : [true stories of improvised genius in everyday life] [electronic resource] / Brendan Vaughan, What would MacGyver do? [electronic resource] : true stories of improvised genius in everyday life / Brendan Vaughan
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