Thank goodness for the invention of cell phones. Now everybody can capture life’s precious moments with a quick flick of the finger.
My Aunt Bessie was scandalized when an otherwise polite giraffe stuck its long tongue out with sincere derision. The beast craned its neck for a really good look at my horrified relative. Then out came its mocking blue tongue.
I’ve been tempted to do something similar. But, alas, I’m a more civilized creature. All I can do is frame the wonderful photo and place it on the desk in my cubicle.
Summers were loads of fun. As kids we all enjoyed soaking our friends in wild backyard water balloon battles.
We’d fling those jiggly soggy half-filled balloons at each other and hope they’d hit and burst. But you really couldn’t throw them that far without breaking the fragile balloons in your hand and drenching yourself.
Looking back now, I really, really wish I’d known how to make a massively cool water balloon catapult!
In medieval times, besieged castles were attacked with rock-throwing catapults called trebuchets. These nifty contraptions were designed to hurl heavy missiles great distances with remarkable accuracy. In modern times, clever kids who want to toss water balloons (or watermelons or cow paddies) hundreds of feet can build their very own trebuchet following these handy dandy directions.
My advise: if you’re a truly ambitious kid, build a high-powered catapult now before your nemesis next door builds their own castle.
Cool! I could use one of these! No need for a car, no need for a garage, no need for roads! And what’s more, no need for a pilot’s license! Sweet!
Drive this baby with just two joysticks. Heck, if you can master semi-complicated video game controls, this oughta be a piece of cake. The one problem I see is refueling. That might prove difficult. Oh, well…
Here are ten weird inventions that made millions. It gives me hope. Perhaps one day I’ll get my flying bicycle to actually fly. I wish I’d invented the talking fish. Talk about legendary! The good news is, if a talking fish can make millions, any one of my lamebrain crackpot inventions might make hundreds!