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Spot the invention

All inventions start with an idea, but what you do with that idea can make all the difference in the world. What ideas do you think sparked the inventions in these images? Do you think the inventors were trying to solve a problem or make life easier, safer, or more enjoyable? Can you imagine a world without invention or innovation? Can you imagine a world without a way to tell who makes or produces a particular product or service?

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Invention breeds invention.” Which inventions in this image were derived or inspired by earlier inventions? Pick an invention and use it as your inspiration to come up with a new, useful, and completely different way to get the same or better results. What will you invent? (Requires Adobe Reader®)

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