Kids are brighter than we think. Well, some of them are anyway. For instance, these five children made inventions worth millions.
Surely every one of us at some point has said, "gosh, I wish I thought of that". This is usually because we've just seen something so awesome, we just know it'll be really popular or, possibly, even change the world.
This, in turn, usually means profitable, and who wouldn't want to invent something that would make them wealthy. Yes, helping humanity is important, surely that's why it was invented in the first place, right? But a bit of dosh in the bank wouldn't go amiss.
What many of us don't know is that, sometimes, these inventors aren't some old fogey with crazy white hair and a penchant for electricity, trying to invent a time-machine and accidentally creating the Kreepy Krauly.
Nope, occasionally, these inventors are just kids, and some of them are not even double-digits yet. Yup, these children touched the world with inventions that changed the game.
Some of them are simple, like the popsicle. Frank Epperson was just 11-years-old when he invented the popsicle by accident. This was in 1905, and tt would take him a couple of decades before he got a patent, but eventually sold the rights to a large company for a healthy profit.
Then, there's the 15-year-old dude who won first prize at the Google Global Science Fair for his invention called the Safe Wonder Sock Sensor. The sensors connect to an app that monitors people with Alzheimer's so they don't wander off and get lost.
The trampoline was invented by a 16-year-old, and the Water Talkies that allow people to communicate underwater was the brain-child of an 11-year-old. Meanwhile, 14-year-old Jonah Kahn invented haptic feedback sensors that allow completely deaf people to hear music.
Five vastly different inventions from youngsters that changed the world. Check out their stories in the video by Top Fives on YouTube below. It's enough to make one wonder what our world-changing invention will be...