Childrens book from the 70's
October 29, 2008 2:51 PM   Subscribe

Childrens book from the 70's filter: A book about a kid who makes a lubricant that makes cars frictionless.

I remember, vaguely this book about a kid who is trying to make his own form of soda, and the experiment explodes all over the garage making his Dad's car frictionless. This formula revolutionizes the auto industry and the oil industry lobbies to make cars really boxy for increased wind resisitance.

All that said I tried to google it to no avail. Help!
posted by Ponderance to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Is it Bob Fulton's Amazing Soda Pop Stretcher?
posted by mr.grum at 3:23 PM on October 29, 2008

Sounds a lot like the movie (not book) The Absent-Minded Professor, which was remade in '97 as Flubber. (Flubber stands for "flying rubber".)
posted by mark7570 at 6:19 PM on October 29, 2008

Mr. Grum is correct! Thanks!
posted by Ponderance at 8:14 AM on October 30, 2008

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