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InventHelp® Asks:

• How did candy canes become a favorite holiday treat?
• Are there any reality TV shows about inventors?
• What are the National Parenting Publications Awards?
• How was the toy train set invented?


Candy Canes and Silver Lanes - The Invention of a Holiday Favorite

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and that means it's time to indulge in a favorite sugary wintertime delight – candy canes! Whether they're decorating storefronts, adorning Christmas trees or filling up stockings above the fireplace, candy canes are...

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ABC to Air American Inventor Reality TV Show

Simon Cowell and FremantleMedia, the producers of American Idol, are searching for America's next great invention!

American Inventor, a new network primetime reality show appearing on ABC, will reward one inventor with a one million-dollar prize!

Individual inventors, or teams of inventors, are...

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Parenting Products & Innovations Awards Program Now Accepting Entries

As always, to ensure that your intellectual property rights are protected, you should consult with a patent attorney before submitting your idea to this or any other contest.

National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)Let...

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How was the toy train set invented?

Joshua Lionel Cowen originally designed a miniature train set as a retail window decoration. When people asked to buy the train instead of the window merchandise, he decided to go into business selling train sets. In 1900, Cowen founded Lionel...

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