Author to share clever uses for everyday items

NORWALK - Cy Tymony, author of the book "Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things," will reveal amazing stories about sneaky resourcefulness when he speaks at the Norwalk Regional Library on April 3 at 6:30 p.m.Tymony will reveal how a penny can be used to make a radio; how any AM/FM radio can receive aircraft broadcasts; how to make fire from water; and how to turn milk into a plastic ring that can detect counterfeit currency. Tymony will also share how a window washer used a squeegee to save an elevator full of people on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the story of the Colditz glider, an 18-ft. airplane built by prisoners in a German war camp out of materials scavenged from their beds and sleeping bags. Tymony has created his homemade inventions since he was a kid. His imaginative and innovative way at looking at the world continues today. He has appeared on CNN and NPR, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and U.S. News & World Report. His books include "Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things," "Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things" and "Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things." Norwalk Regional Library is located at 12350 Imperial Hwy.

********** Published: March 15, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 48