Inventions by children: Wot so Funee?

Wot So Funee?School’s out, and so is all my schoolwork. Out of the classroom, and into my schoolbag, to be dumped unceremoniously on the hall floor, where it will stay for the next six weeks. If I have my way, which I never do, obviously! *Huffs.* So Mummy rummaged through all my stuff, and emerged clutching this:

Child inventions preserving water

I call it the Water Extreme 200017. So called because parts of the world are extremely short on water, and I’m pretty sure that at least 200,017 people are affected. So I have invented this for them. As you can see, it collects rainwater, filters it clean, and dispenses it on demand. I’ve even factored in a large section for cup storage. I’m looking for a partner in production so we can ship it to the 3rd World. I hear that Lord Sugar is on the lookout for a good idea…

Inventions by children

It’s not as far-fetched an idea as you might think. Children have come up with some pretty cool inventions before now, and I plan to count myself amongst their ranks:

  • Soldiers in the 1st World War had 15 year old Chester Greenwood to thank for inventing the earmuffs they wore in the freezing cold trenches.
  • In 1905, 11 year old Frank Epperson accidentally left a soda mix he was making out on the porch on a cold night. In the morning he had the world’s first ice-lolly.
  •  Eleven-year-old Keegan invented the mini dry wipe board that is used in most primary schools for literacy and maths practice.
  • The toy truck – invented by a 6 year old!
  • And the pinnacle of success – the trampoline. Invented by a 16 year old gymnast who figured out that dropping from a trapeze into a safety net was so much fun that people might want to do it again, and again, and again!

So what do you think? Will my Water Extreme 200017 make it to the top of the patent charts?

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12 thoughts on “Inventions by children: Wot so Funee?”

  1. That’s a very clever water dispenser and some very cool inventions there made by little children I don’t think I knew about any of them!

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  2. I actually can to tell you how excited I am to be actually joining in with the actual What So Funee linky finally. I remember when you started it and I said I’d love to join in but that I’d probably be waiting a while….. well here I am!!! Yay for toddlers and the weird things they say.
    I’m loving the invention, especially the consideration for cup storage. Very well thought out. x

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  3. Brilliant invention, and so well thought out – love all the detail! And I also didn’t know about the other inventions listed – a funny, and informative post 🙂 That’s my facts for the day sorted!

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  4. wow! Impressive! I think it is so great that she has thought about what the world actually needs. My boys invent things like “chairs with built in toilets so you can keep playing on the wii even if you need the loo”. I think the water dispenser is a fab idea. xxx

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  5. Brilliant! Clever girl and I like the reference to other inventions from children; we don’t give them enough credit sometimes, do we? I’ve linked up with an anniversary post about how things have changed over the last nine years 🙂 xx

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