Thursday, May 21, 2009

So Many Ideas....

So many awesome ideas for stuff we all know and love came from young inventors.

Did you know that...

* George Parker, a founder of Parker Brothers, home to old favorites like the Monopoly game, created his first game at age 15?

* Here's a cool trivia question - Can you guess the length of time of the longest Monopoly game played? (Answer is at above link.)

* Frank Epperson was only 11 when he invented the first Popsicle.

* Don't forget that the creators of Google, Facebook and MySpace were all under 25.

It's never too late to invent something and be creative. Who knows where it will lead?

Fun Stuff to Do:

* Check out these fun Monopoly facts - and get a free Monopoly screensaver, too

* Learn about other inventors at The Inventor of the Week

* Read about more interesting inventions by young inventors

-- By Chris Verstraete, whose 13-year-old character, Sam, in Searching For A Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery, invents nothing but excuses...

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