ORONO - You've probably seen an invention before, and wondered... why didn't i think of that? Well dozens of middle schoolers across Maine were competing for the top prizes today, with their new inventions.
Some of Maine's brightest young inventors came together Saturday, for the annual state Invention Convention.
Many of these gadgets have practical, every day uses. Take for example, the pickle cup fork.
The reason behind this contraption, is pretty straight forward: to prevent your fingers from getting sticky when eating a pickle or other juicy food.
Other innovations thought up by these middle schoolers include ski adapters, special pet cages, a waterproof ambulance, and even a couple new balls to be used in the major leagues.
96 students presented 84 different products. What spurred from just ideas were turned into inventions.
The winner of each grade level, as well as the overall champion, received a medal and $100 savings bond from Bangor Savings Bank.