January 17th Kid Inventors Day

Lee Ward, of Santa Barbara, CA. created today back in 2005 to go along with her three books. “101 Ways To Bug Your Parents”, “101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher” and “101 Ways To Bug Your Friends and Enemies”. She picked today because it is Ben Franklin’s birthday. Ben Franklin invented swim flippers when he was a kid, Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle and Albert Sadacca invented Christmas Lights.

How to celebrate – See how many more kid inventors you can find. Start a kids inventions club. Give kids the tools they need to learn.

April 23rd World Laboratory Day

Anything invented has to have gone through a series of tests, most likely in a laboratory. It is sort of the workplace of the scientist. A properly equipped laboratory can be very expensive considering all the variations of equipment needed pending the desires results. Back in 2015 the average cost per square foot was $24.60. Today we celebrate those labs understanding our lives would be very different if those discovers made in a lab had never happened. It is also where the Frankenstein Monster was created so it can be entertaining as well.

How to celebrate – Find a laboratory near your home. Get a home lab and experiment on your own. Volunteer at a school as a lab assistant.

January 17th Kid Inventors Day

Created by Lee Ward, to promote her book; “101 Ways to Bug Your Parents, 101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher, 101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies”. She claims that 500,000 kids a year invent something that may, or may not, make it to the mainstream. She picked today because it’s Benjamin Franklin’s birthday., one of the first children inventors on record when he invented swim fins at 12 years of age. It’s been a bizarre holiday since 2005.

How to celebrate – Look you famous inventions by children, you might be surprised what you find. Support any local children inventors you know of. Read about all of Ben Franklin’s inventions.

February 11th National Inventors Day

Ronald Reagan made February 11th the National Inventors Day in honor of Thomas Alva Edison whose birthday just happened to be February 11th, 1847. That was back in 1983, long after Edison had registered over 1,000 patents for his inventions.

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You could say it was like a light bulb went off in his head. But that’s the life of an inventor. Some inventors regret things they have made, like Pulitzer and even Einstein. It seems, for better or for worse, that most inventions come either during war or right before it. Sometimes because of dreams thought up during war. That’s normally because people are often busy enjoying life when they can.

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And oddly, most inventions are fought against until people realize that they can make life better. Change never comes easy to man and inventions are all about change. Some inventions are life changing, others… not so much so. After all, even the Pet Rock was an invention.

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You might be surprised at who inventors are. Yes, most of them are very bright and they are highly educated. Some are our neighbors who just happened to have the right idea at the right time.

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How to celebrate – Invent something! Read about the famous inventors who have made the quality of life better for us all. Study some of the odder inventions you may never have known existed.