By Raza Mehdi
Nov 14, 2022
Louis Braille created the Braille language, a tactile system of reading and writing for visually impaired people worldwide, in 1824. Louis had also lost sight at a young age due to a childhood accident.
In 1930, George Nissen invented the trampoline when he was sixteen. He got the idea from observing the trapeze artists drop into the nets beneath them. He wanted the performers to bounce out of the safety net instead.
Christmas trees used to be a significant fire hazard back when lit candles were used to decorate the trees. But in 1917, 15-year-old Albert Sadacca invented inexpensive strings of light bulbs which now we know as fairy lights.
Robert Patch was the youngest inventor who was given the patent for the toy truck back in 1963 at just six years old. He built his vehicle out of bottle caps and cardboard that could transform into three different types of trucks.
The popsicle was invented by 11-years old Frank Epperson. In 1905 during winter, Frank decided to mix soda water powder and water. He accidentally left the drink outside overnight, with the stirring stick in the glass. The mixture froze solid, and the first popsicle was born.
Benjamin Franklin was ingenious even during his childhood. He was an enthusiastic swimmer who invented swimming fins at just 11 years old in the early 1700s. They were two oval-shaped pieces of wood grasped in the hands to get extra thrust in the water.
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The Man of Steel was imagined by two 17-year-old boys named Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1933. The superhero made his first appearance in comics in 1938. Many comic book historians believe the idea for Superman originated from the demise of Siegel's father in a robbery at his store.
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In 1922, Joseph-Armand Bombardier buckled a car engine to four ski runners and a propeller to create the first fun wintertime vehicles at fifteen years old. He kept working on it for years before releasing the now-popular Ski-Doo.
At age fifteen, Chester Greenwood got the idea of earmuffs when he felt too cold while ice skating. In 1877, Greenwood got his patent approved, and millions of ears are warm now because of him.
One of the pioneers of Television was just fifteen years old when he first dreamed it up. Philo T. Farnsworth created diagrams for an electronic television system in 1921. Six years later, his image dissector transmitted its first electronic image, paving the way for the Television.