January 17, 2012 - Kid Inventors' Day

According to the official website, this holiday is held on Benjamin Franklin's birthday, January 17, because Franklin invented swim flippers while he was just 12 years old. (He invented a lot of things in his lifetime, of course!) 

Check out the website for books, links, quotes, tips, and contests!

Here are some things invented by kids:

Popsicles (invented by an 11 year old) 
Earmuffs (invented by a 15 year old) 
Water skis (invented by an 18 year old, then consider a minor) 
Television (kind of...this invention depended on a lot of efforts by a lot of people, but with a critical contribution from a 14 year old) 

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