Check out http://www.whatwouldmacgyverdo.com/./about_the_book.html
This is the web site for a book being developed for Penguin books called, "What Would MacGyver do?". It is going to be a series of 75 to 100 original stories by and about people who have exercised MacGyver-like ingenuity in solving their everyday problems.
Maybe this is just my engineering background showing through . . .