Today, we celebrate the Kids of invention . We have many child inventors in our midst today. I watched a news story about very enterprising children on CNN a few weeks ago. I was amazed at how inventive they are.
Do you know many awesome stuff was invented by kids years ago like the trampoline, the snowmobile and popsicles.
- Did you know Benjamin Franklin invented the first swim flippers at age 12.
- In 1922, Canadian Joseph-Armand Bombardier was 15 years old, he was tinkering around with his dad’s old model T Ford. He decided to attach a sled to see if the machine could power through the snow.
- Just about everyone owns a TV, and teenager came up with the idea? In 1920, 14-year-old Philo Farnsworth first conceived the idea, supposedly while he was plowing a potato field.
- In 1905, when Frank Epperson was only 11 years old, he was trying to concoct his own version of soda pop. He left his glass filled with soda outside on the with the mixing stick still in it. The ingredients froze and Epperson was inspired. In 1924, he applied for a patent. He named his creation the Epsicle. Later, it was changed it to Popsicle.
- Louis Braille was blinded by an injury when he was only 3 years old. In 1824, he was a 15-year-old student at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth in Paris. He created a type of reading that involved raised, imprinted dots organized in a pattern to facilitate learning. The first Braille book was released in 1829.
- Chester Greenwood Day, invented the ear muffs. In the 1800’s at 15 he came up with the idea of earmuffs. It was cold outside and his ears were cold, when he went outside to play. He made some loops out of wire and asked his grandma to sew on some fur. He called them ear protectors.
Research kid inventors and see how many more inventions you can find that we use today. See how many kid inventors there are today. You’ll be surprised.