One of the pioneers who helped bring us this life-changing technology was just 15 years old when he first dreamed it up. Philo T. Farnsworth created diagrams for an electronic television system in 1921, and it transmitted its first image six years later.
At 18, Ralph Samuelson wanted to combine his passion for snow skiing with his love of the water and aquaplaning. In 1922, he built his first water skis from strips of wood by softening the ends and bending them up.
Magnetic Locker Wallpaper
If you’re big into locker decor, you can thank inventor Sarah Buckel for dreaming up this easy way to dress up your school storage back in 2006. As a 14-year-old, Sarah Buckel was tired of having to scrape her locker door clean of decorations at the end of every school year, so she came up with the idea of easy-to-swap Magnetic Locker Wallpaper instead. (It didn’t hurt that her dad was the chief operating officer of MagnaCard, which manufactured magnets!)