If the Pancake-omatic was available commercially, the advertisement would probably read something like this - 'From freshly laid eggs to fluffy pancakes in just a minute' ! Alas, this contraption which even Wallis and Gromit would have approved of, is one-of-a-kind built just for its amusement value!
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Let's face it - Getting up for school at the ungodly hour of 6.00 or 7.00 am is tough, and ordinary alarm clocks are not much help either. Sure they may buzz or even play your favorite Taylor Swift or One DIrection song - But those lull you back into even sweeter dreams. So what's a kid to do? Fear not! These three ingenious inventions will help put a spring into your step - Literally!
In 1986, Pixar introduced its pioneering computer animation technique with a short film whose main star was a perky lamp called Luxo Jr. Not only did the film get nominated for an Academy Award, but Luxo Jr. also became a permanent fixture in the company's logo. Now three students from New Zealand's Wellington University have brought this iconic lamp to life - And, it's even more fun than the animated version.
The East African country of Kenya is known for its amazing wildlife, especially lions. However, over the last decade the population of the majestic animals has decreased from 10,000 to just over 2,000. While most can be attributed to poachers, some big cats also fall victim to the local tribes trying to protect their cattle.
Every kid and adult knows how hard and time-consuming it is to make one's bed. First you have to lift and fluff the pillows, then flatten the comforter and tuck it all the way to the top and last, but not least, place the pillows above. Whew! That's a lot of hard work early in the morning. What's worse is that within a few hours, it is rumpled all over again.
Let's face it - Brushing teeth day after day can be bit of a pain. What's even worse is trying to grab 'handfuls' of water to rinse out the toothpaste. Not only is it difficult, but also, a colossal waste of precious water. You could of course use a rinsing cup, but that has to be cleaned constantly! Now, a design firm has finally seen the light or should we say the rinse?
It seems like advertisers are getting increasingly innovative in their approach to getting the word out. First there is Denmark's Generous store that hands out gourmet chocolate in exchange for good deeds and now a 'Hug Me' vending machine that dispenses free coke cola in exchange for, you guessed it . . . . . . . A hug!
From April 18th - 22nd, 789 aspiring inventors from 46 countries came to Geneva to exhibit their brilliant ideas at the International Exhibition of Inventors. Now in its 40th year, the event provides a venue for inventors to showcase their creations to potential investors or manufacturers who can help them with commercial production.