Top 7 ‘child’ inventors

They say ’Necessity is the mother of all inventions’. But someone has to sit down, work their ass off and persevere to come up with a new invention. We take the perseverance part for granted. Here, let’s take a look at some children, who came up with bad-ass inventions at a young age. Read on:


Charles Babbage:

The man who thought up the idea of a mechanical calculating machine and turning it into a reality. At what age did he started working upon it? He was just 19 years old when he thought of the idea. Impressive, isn’t it?


Louis Braille:

Known for his invention of Braille language, used by  the blind. Louis himself was blind. He came up with the invention when he was just 15 years old. Again impressive!


Horatio Adams:

Horatio Adams and his father together performed experiments with chicle, a dried up sap of a Mexican tree. This later led to the invention of chewing gum. Adams was 16 years old at that time.

Walter Lines:

He invented the scooter at the age of 15. This British boy later went on and founded Triang Toys, a leading toy manufacturer in Britain.


Peter Chilvers:

He didn’t invent any physical material. He, at the age of 12, invented Boardsailing, a sport in 1958. While we were playing with G.I Joe and watching cartoons at the age of 12, this fellow invented a famous sport.


Chester Greenwood:

He invented earmuffs when he was aged 15. He started Greenwood’s Ear Protector factory and supplied his product to US army during World War I.


Frank Epperson:

Invented the popsicle when he was just 11 years old. He made it accidentally when he left his fruit juice in the freezer all night long only to discover the frozen drink the next morning. You may also check – science courses.

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