The Stapler Invention

A stapler is a device that joins pages by driving a metal staple through the paper and folding the ends. It can also be used to join human or animal tissue together with surgical staples to close a wound. The first known stapler was made in the 18th century in France...

The Hula Hoop invention

The hula hoop is a large toy ring that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. The hula hoop is an ancient invention and no modern company or single inventor can claim that they invented the first hula hoop. In the 1300s hooping came to Great Britain and homemade...

How far will Roller Coaster inventions go?

Roller Coaster Inventions The centerpiece of Pantopia™, Falcon’s Fury™ is the tallest freestanding drop tower in North America at Seaworld Park’s Busch Gardens in Tampa. Falcon’s Fury has a 90 degree mid-air turn for a 96 km/h free fall face-first! After about...

Easter Fun Facts

Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday that falls after the full moon following the vernal equinox. For most children, Easter is about bunnies that visit in the night, leaving colorful eggs, but for Christians, Easter Sunday is the day that Christ resurrected after...

Why Patent your Invention?

Patents protect inventions, how they work, what they do, what they are made of and how they are made. A Patent gives the owner the right to prevent others from exploiting their invention without permission. Your invention can be exploited by others who copy, make,...

The Intermittent Windshield Wiper

The intermittent windshield wiper was an improvement on the already existing windshield wiper which was patented in 1903. The original windshield wiper had only one speed which was very distracting and dangerous while driving in certain conditions. Robert Kearns tried...

South African girl wins International Science Expo

South African girl wins International Science Expo Chené Mostert from Hoërskool Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal invented a sterilization appliance for toothbrushes after she tested 150 different toothbrushes and found more than 100 different types of bacteria that grew on...

Patent Requirements in South Africa

Patent Requirements: A South African patent may be granted for an invention that is new (novel), inventive and useful. Novelty can never be determined conclusively, but an indication of the novelty of your invention may be found by conducting a patent search. South...

The Zipper Invention

In 1917 Electrical engineer Gideon Sundback invented the zipper. He was born on 24 April 1880. When he finished his studies in Sweden, he moved to Germany and studied at the polytechnic school in Bingen am Rhein where he took his engineer exam. In 1905 Gideon Sundback...