My List of Inventions
The following is my personal list. These are some of the inventions
I am waiting and hoping to see produced -- ones I would probably
buy or use. Invent these and you'll have at least one customer.
1. Air Conditioned Jacket
One hot day I experimented and found that the fan didn't cool
me nearly as well when I was shirt-less as when I wore a jacket
or shirt and let the fan blow into it. This sent the cooling
breeze all around my torso and arms (the air escapes out the
bottom, collar and sleeves). A jacket with a battery-operated
fan would do the same thing. Add a wet t-shirt underneath and
the circulating air would make it downright chilly in there.
2. Currency Sanitizer
Bacteria, viruses and more are spread by the handling of bills.
A simple machine that used heat or a disinfecting agent, could
make those bills safe to handle.
3. New Soles for Hiker's Feet
Backpackers get blisters on their feet from friction. Feet
move in shoes, parts of the shoe rub on the feet, and "hot
spots" develop, eventually becoming blisters. A solution?
Insoles glued to the bottom of your feet. Make them of felt or
some other material, and provide a solvent for easy removal.
Maybe they could be reused, gluing and removing repeatedly, the
way dentures are used.
4. Morbid Soft Drinks
For those who like the darker side of things, why not have
soft drinks with plastic animal embryos in them? Make the embryos
too large to come out of the bottle, to prevent choking.
5. Padded Snow Sleds
Sledding is often painful and dangerous. One solution may
be to fully pad a sled, and provide some kind of safety harness,
so even after flipping over the rider can remain uninjured.
6. TV Goggles
We use headphones to listen to music wherever we go, so why
not have goggles that have a television screen inside them?
7. Insult Toilet Paper
Who would you want to use in that way and flush down the toilet?
Politicians would be well represented on the list of faces printed
on this toilet paper.
8. Mini Poetry Books
These tiny books would be attached to bottles of wine, as
a romantic novelty. They could also be included with bouquets
of roses, and boxes of chocolates.
9. Kite Propulsion for Boats
Sail boats are complicated, with masts, booms, and keels.
Want a simple way to propel your canoe or rowboat across that
lake, using the wind? A large kite could do the trick. Make it
like a para-sail, so it will be light to carry and simple to
Of course, this is just a partial list of various inventions
I want to see made. Among the many more things I'm waiting for
are flying bicycles and in-the-home grocery stores.