The main character in this article created a soccer ball that can be used by children in even the poorest countries.  What might you be able to invent to make the world better?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/giving/the-one-world-futbol-promises-a-lasting-source-of-fun-in-poor-countries.html?_r=0
Lane Merrill
11/26/2012 11:11:18

i would invent a cleaner 0-emission power source. our environment is very delicate and we are damaging it with deforestation, fracking, mining, and drilling. every year millions of gallons of polutants are released into the earths oceans and even more polutants are released into the air that we breath. we are poisoning the earth and all that live here. its our home too.

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Ryan Carlson
11/26/2012 11:13:23

I am very inspired that Mr.Jahnigen would step out and help kids in third world countries that just want a ball to kick. If I was able to invent a product that would make the world a better place I would invent a mobile patch of farm for countries that lack necessaries for proper food. This would be a patch of rich soil that could move around and people of the community can use the tools that come along with the product. All together I would hope that it would encourage teamwork, care, and an end to hunger.

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Lucas Johnson
11/26/2012 11:14:02

I would invent a totally self-sustained vehicle, a vehicle that runs on battery power and has solar panels. It would solve many energy problems around the world. Countries would become more independent, gasoline production would slow. That’s only if the car takes off, or even if it is found legal. It would also help the atmosphere by slowing the production of greenhouse gasses created by gasoline engines. So the car the runs on sun would be a great world changing invention.

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Jacob Kane
11/26/2012 11:20:36

What i would create is a way to deflate the undeflatable balls in the article. I would do that so more of them could be shipped out at the same time. I would also probably have to create a way to inflate them again as well.

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Ryker Cowles
11/26/2012 11:30:13

I would invent a way to make electricity and cleaner water more accessible.

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Lane Merrill
11/27/2012 11:15:35

suddenly a wild Ryker appears

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Brad Hall
11/26/2012 11:33:44

If i could invent something I would trie to invent a pedometer that could attach to your cell phone and charge it as you walked or run or if ur lazy shake it to charge it. It would cut down on elctricity costs and you wouldnt have to use your cell phone chargers which if left pluged in still use energy, and at the same time it would motivate people to become more active.

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Mackenzie Monroe
11/26/2012 11:46:37

Making the world a better place is a goal for people all over the world. To make the world a better place, I would invent a time machine that could only take you back to key events in the past that changed our world forever. If we could go back and change an event that led up to catastrophes like presidents being killed, 9/11, or Americas recession, the world would be a better place with less hate and sadness. If those things never happened, would we still mourn President Kennedy? Would there be thousands of families that lost their father, mother, brother, sister, son, or daughter from terrorists? Would American families be in so much financial trouble? If we could stop bad things from happening, the world would be a better place.

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Sakshi
12/31/2013 05:44:40

This was awesome! It really touched my heart! Keep it up Mackenzie, it should be in your hands to change the world!

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jessica bradly
2/27/2014 17:53:10

amazing job you really put good wording into that

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Richelle Bell
11/26/2012 11:56:52

I think if I could invent anything that would help are world it would be systems to get more food to people that need it, there has been lots of improvement on how people are getting food yet there are still people from some countries that are missing out still. We need to find ways of getting food to people that really need it. I think that the people in the US are using food banks to their advantage when most people don’t even need it , it should be going to people that actually need it. We need to help others by not helping are selves as much as we do now.

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Caleb Engle
11/26/2012 12:00:02

To make the world a better place I would create a pill that can dissolve in any kind of water to make it sterile. This would be very helpful in third world countries where clean and healthy water is scarce.

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Kayla Martin
11/27/2012 11:20:58

I would invent something that will make adults change their mind on cigarrets.

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Raven Gaiski
11/27/2012 11:21:42

I would invent a way to save money while using energy, and use the saved money to feed starving children. That way everyone is benefitting, and the world is a better place.

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Connor Hays
11/27/2012 11:23:52

The world is full of conflict both domestic and foreign. So to make the world an overall better and more peacful place you must make war obselete. If you could make some type of device that could shut an entire battlefield down like turning off the lights in your house there would be a better chance for diplomacy. Whether this device would systematically shut down weapons or make enemy soldiers immobile I dont know, but if it could be done then this could be used for both global affairs such as the war, and close to home conflicts like gang violence.

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Travis Miller
11/27/2012 12:00:27

I would go over to haiti and create a baseball field in every open field i could find. I would also get charities to donate all the equipment that they need.

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Austin Jordan
11/28/2012 11:28:16

If I had unlimited resources and the thing that I would want to invent was possible, I would concoct a once in a lifetime vaccine that would prevent all lethal diseases such as Ebola, AIDS, and Malaria.

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Austin Jordan
11/28/2012 11:30:29

I would also invent world peace, and give a map of the United States to all third world country children so that they would know where U.N. of Southnorthern Republic Canadians live.

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Stephen Bowles
11/28/2012 11:47:18

An idea I have had is to use radar jamming technology to create a weapon that will not fire when aimed within a certain spread of friendly forces. This feature could potentially be shut off in case of a more chaotic situation, but it could easily prevent deaths due to friendly fire when there is a lack of communication and two groups meet unexpectedly.

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Drew Engle
11/29/2012 14:17:07

If I had all the money and resources in the world possible, I would create a W.E (World Wifi). A W.E would give of wifi across the whole entire world, without leaving out third world countries such as in Africa. With W.E in place families everywhere can connect with themselves on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Of course this is a high fetch dream, but I believe with money, anything is possible.

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amanda loughry
11/30/2012 11:32:02

If i could invent one thing to make the world a better place, I would make homes for every child in the world. I would make it so they would get the propper care they need, and so they won't be homeless, orphaned, or beaten. They would get education at this place, and at least some love from the people running it and working there and the other children, and they could have the option of adoption.

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Levi Wayne Brinkman
11/30/2012 11:32:48

I would invent a solar powered guitar amp. Amps use up a lot of electricity and could also restrict a musicians places to play. I think it would also help lead to more solar pannels being used for other purposes like providing electricity for homes and businesses.

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Stephanie Kissinger
11/30/2012 11:37:15

If I could invent one thing it would be shelter for all the homeless around the world and the ones that are too poor to pay for homes. I would give proper needs in the home and make it where they could go to school and even college if they wanted to. Poor people cant pay for college so its hard for them to continue their education and we all need the proper education for jobs so I would make that avaliable to them.

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effyouseekay
2/5/2014 17:05:55

i could effyouseekay you.

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Secile Emily Xanthos
2/5/2014 17:04:11

If I could make the world a better place I would invent something that would make people not be so mean to each other, and that people wouldn't be so greedy and cruel. So basically, I would make a peacifier gun... :)

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Susan
2/27/2014 10:03:37

I absolutly love this! If only we had this.. maybe there wouldnt be as many kids commiting suicide.

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Camillle Barry
2/5/2014 17:06:57

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