The Lice-Anator

It's good to see that the spirit of invention is alive and well among the nation's youth, as evidenced by the "Lice-Anator," the winning invention of this year's Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision program. The invention (or rather, sketch of an invention... no working prototype was required) was submitted by first graders Maggie Huerta, Mackenzie Greco, and Nina Kaiser. The gadget is "a computerized hairbrush that uses special bristles and processors that not only detect the presence of the creepy crawlers [lice], but also kills them with tiny on-board lasers." Cool! []

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Mar 31, 2013
     Category: Inventions | Children

Everybody who remembers when they were called "cooties" raise your hand.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/31/13 at 09:48 AM
@Expat I do, I do! I even remember the COOTIE SHOT! Do you? :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 03/31/13 at 10:28 AM
Cooties, when I was in school, was just imaginary as in: 'ewww girl cooties!' Actually, I was not well liked in school so when I came back to school after Daddy died I was teased about it. They'd say stuff like 'Your dad died because you touched him and gave him cooties.' Kids are cruel, this was 3rd grade. Is it any wonder I have never been to a class reunion?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/31/13 at 01:37 PM
Don't worry Patty. I've gotten my "cootie" inoculation for you upcoming visit.
I have also gotten you and subby some nice treats and presents.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/31/13 at 03:27 PM
Patty, you are awesome.
You are way way cooler than your former classmates.
Here's a hug [ ]
Posted by girlgeniusNYC on 03/31/13 at 11:47 PM
Looks like these kids are fans of Phineas and Ferb. Or, perhaps I should say, of Doofenshmirtz.
Posted by Lee on 04/01/13 at 03:46 AM
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