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At 100 years old, Eemeli Väyrynen (FI) became the oldest person to receive a patent for his improved potato planter.


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The first season of the FLL Global Innovation Award had 179 team submissions!


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"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere" - Albert Einstein


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“Every generation has its own innovations.” – Dean Kamen, FIRST founder


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Get ahold of this! A 4-year-old girl from Texas is the youngest person to get a patent – which was for grasping knobs.


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Be still my cardiac organ! In 1979 a patent was granted for an artificial heart.


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FIRST LEGO League reaches kids in 61 countries!


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Silly Putty, trademarked in 1952, was used by Apollo astronauts to hold down their tools in zero-gravity.


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Patents can be granted for innovative processes and technologies — like how computers run.


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A clean sweep! The first patent ever was granted in 1790 for a soap-making formula.


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The Wright brothers aircraft idea took off in 1906 when they received a patent for what they called a “flying machine.”


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